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Rotro
Removing paneling - door jambs and windows
Rotro

I am in the process of removing 1/4" paneling not only to replace some really terrible wiring issues but to come back with 1/2" drywall. The paneling is on the studs. I am not worried about the electrical boxes but I wonder if there are simple trim pieces that are made specifically to account for the extra 1/4"? I can't find a product that is made for this purpose if it exists. If not, what is the recommended way to extend the finishing parts around windows and doors? Windows I can probably have new cut, doors would be a pain.

Thanks

A. Spruce
Re: Removing paneling - door jambs and windows
A. Spruce

There are trim rings available, however, IMHO, it's just as easy to move the boxes out for proper clearance, and other than a little time involved, it's free.

You will likely have issues with door jamb clearances. There are a number of ways to deal with this, just depends on your patience and expertise with such things. The best way is to fur out the jambs flush with the new wall height, which is the preferred manner.

Rotro
Re: Removing paneling - door jambs and windows
Rotro

Ok thank you. I didn't know if there was a specific breed of trim that accounted for this seemingly common problem. Since posting my question I found I can get screen molding 1/4" thick which should be a perfect if I can find square edges. Actually to edit, I can just trim off the routered edge.

Thanks again.

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