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uneven floor/window and door openings

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11-25-03, 06:04 PM   #1  
uneven floor/window and door openings

im framing a wall in my basement that has a window and door opening. my floor is somewhat uneven, to point of one side of the window opening is off by 1/4"

should i build the opening with 1 jack stud 1/4" taller then the other, compensating for the slope in the floor, or should i just build everything the same size, and shim the window more on one side after the fact.

same question in regards to door openings.

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11-26-03, 04:51 AM   #2  
I'd make the window & door openings square to the wall and worry about the level on the floor when you get ready to do the flooring.

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11-26-03, 09:48 AM   #3  
The sooner you make the work level, the easier the next stage will be. I would make the trimmers uneven and align the framing with the window. This is one of te things that makes remodeling go slower than new construction.

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