Replacing Some Window Wood


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Old 04-13-10, 07:27 AM
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Replacing Some Window Wood

I have two windows that are in a moist area that never sees the sun. There is a little rotted wood at the lower corners of the frame. I have the tools to cut the rotted volumes out and a chop type miter saw to make fabricate new pieces to fit what I have removed.

In searching posts here I notice I should be using PT wood. Does PT mean pressure treated wood? I have some pressure treated wood that was left over from some deck work. Should I use this?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
 
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Old 04-13-10, 12:48 PM
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The rotted wood is on outside only. Interior is fine.
 
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Old 04-13-10, 03:40 PM
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The most common area is brick molding around the windows, even in not so shady areas. Solid vinyl and vinyl composite moldings are available at home stores. Tear out the old and the new never need future maintenance. If you have white, they never need paint.
 
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Old 04-13-10, 04:46 PM
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If what you currently have is brickmould, I'd also suggest using the same exact profile.

I would never use PT wood to replace window trim. For one, it's too wet to paint right away, and for another it will shrink, making your joints open up. If it's dry, then that wouldn't be so bad.

If you can't find the vinyl, like JustBill suggested, and you just want square trim, the next best thing is cedar. If you can't find that in Tennessee then some southern yellow pine.

Before installing any wood trim it is always best to back prime everything- even your cut ends. Back priming followed up by a coat of paint is even better.
 
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Old 04-14-10, 05:46 AM
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Thanks for the advice! Plan to start soon.
 
 

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