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Cutting window board depth

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by MidsTW, 8 Apr 2014.

  1. MidsTW

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    We have framed , insulated and plasterboarded the underneath of our bay. The previous window sill was about 3inch deep (not good)

    I have bought some standard 219mm deep MDF window board, but this seems too deep even though I know it is a standard size. So I am going to take 1 and half inch off to reduce the overhang and make it look more appropriate.

    I have got the use of a circular saw at the weekend to get it done.

    Does anyone have any advice?
     
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    219mm is a standard size if your reveal depth is about 180mm thus giving you an overhang of 39mm. If my reveal depth was about 75mm i would buy a 150mm MDF window board and rip that down, less waste less cost, unless of course you want a massive overhang.

    When using a circular saw keep both hands on the saw and clamp the workpiece. Do not hold the workpiece with your free hand.

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    Thanks chirpy.

    The reveal (which I assume is from the window frame to the front face of the plaster is 120mm and then I was going to have an overhang of about 50mm.

    Which didn't look excessive to me. We are having a rad under it and i defo don't want a big overhang, and the reveal thickness is fixed.

    Yes... Il be careful with that thing :)
     
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    What do you guys think about the overhang distance. As the framing and plaster doesn't bring it up to the standard reveal. The window board depth needs reducing.

    I originally wanted to reduce from 219mm to 175mm. This would still leave 60mm overhang. Is this excessive?
     
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