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Mastercarpentry
Re: Picture framing a window

I too can't understand why you don't want to pull the paneling first- it's pretty easy to do. If you're still intent on leaving it in place, then you might want to go with 3/8" rock- this is what I use for wall overlays and is readily available nowadays. You may still have to use jamb extensions ripped to the proper thickness if the old frames were set to the paneling thickness. If someone didn't nail through them, modern snap-in jambs can be separated with the molding intact and then reset after the new rock goes in without needing extension jambs.

Phil

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