Framing / windows

Old 07-03-02, 06:38 AM
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Framing / windows


I'm planning the framing of my basement and I need some advice. My exterior walls have two levels, with the lower level ( cinder blocks ) extended about 4 inches further than the rest so I have two options : frame out a lower level and create a ledge or simply create a wall beginning at the lower level. If I create the one wall then the window will be about 1.5' away from the drywall.

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Either way will work. It depends on what you think will look and work best for you. A deep setback for the window can easily be framed if you choose that route. Personally, I'd probably go with the ledge idea. It will give you a place to set your beer no matter where you are, and/or you can use it for other items (e.g., the TV remote, books, pool table chalk). It will also make the room look a little larger. You can either do a painted pine ledge, or go fancy with a nice stained oak ledge.

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