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Old 05-04-14, 07:49 AM
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Using recycled vintage windows - framing question

I want to build a potting shed and use some old, wood-framed windows with zinc caming from my step-grandmother's house. When I frame for the windows, how much space should I allow around each opening for the windows (there are two sizes and I'll be using both, hence my vagueness about specific sizes)?

I know I shouldn't make the openings super tight, but my familiarity with replacement windows is limited to vinyl-framed new or like new windows. Wha's a good gap?

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Old 05-04-14, 08:24 AM
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If the RO is 3/4" to 1" larger that will be plenty of room to level and square the window. You will shim the 4 corners with cedar shims as you level and square it up.
 
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Thanks! That's exactly what I needed.
 
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