Step 6: Cut Out the Notch

cut out the notch
Photo: Reena Bammi
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• Cut along the layout lines with a jigsaw or circular saw; finish circular-saw cuts with a handsaw.

• To mark the cuts for the left-hand notch, measure the width of the opening from jamb to jamb, then hook the tape on the cut-out notch and transfer that measurement to the threshold's back edge.

• Mark the width of the jamb and stop on the threshold's left end, join the marks with a square, and cut out the notch, as shown.

• Trim the horns flush with the edges of the casing. Sand the threshold with 120-grit paper and spray it with borate.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • reciprocating saw
      Reciprocating saw (with wood-cutting blade)
    • bar flat
      Flatbar
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • speed square
      Square
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • hand saw
      Handsaw

    Shopping List

    1. BORATE SOLUTION
    (if needed, for rotting wood)

    2. SELF-ADHERING FLASHING MEMBRANE

    3. 120-GRIT SANDPAPER

    4. SHIMS

    5. EXPANDING FOARM SEALANT

    6. SPAR VARNISH