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Hi All.

Asking for a bit of advice (and feeling like a total donut).

I put some pine cladding on the internal window recess with the idea of using oak veneer or painting to match the woodwork.

The wood has been attached with adhesive.

The problem is, that I didn't leave an expansion gap. It was one of those, waking up at 2am and thinking, 'God damn it!'.
I've put the pine right up to the UPVC frame.

It's an old house, the plaster doesn't cope with a drill, hence the adhesive -- and the paneling, thought it's be an easier fix to securing blinds.

Question is, what the best way to get the wood off? Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks all.

Lenny.
 
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In a central heated property you are only likely to experience shrinkage , my advice would be wait and see .
 
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But in the months of the year when the CH is off, timber can expand again.

Is expansion in the space of a window reveal going to be significant?
 
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are you talking 9x88mm v groove txg cladding??
Nah, I meant cladding strictly in terms of putting one material atop another... It's actually 2 lengths of bull nose skirting (2 for each side, 4 in total).
 
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But in the months of the year when the CH is off, timber can expand again.

Is expansion in the space of a window reveal going to be significant?
My worry is, that the expansion of the wood will push against the UPVC frame - it is right against it.
I think that could be significant as there's not much place for the frame to go.
 
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Nah, I meant cladding strictly in terms of putting one material atop another... It's actually 2 lengths of bull nose skirting (2 for each side, 4 in total).
Skirting? Don't worry about it. Do you see your skirting expanding around the house?
 
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Nah, I meant cladding strictly in terms of putting one material atop another... It's actually 2 lengths of bull nose skirting (2 for each side, 4 in total).
Wide trim/surrounds would be more descriptive (y)
cladding suggests a largish area usually between 2 points rather than a small area around an item:D
 
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Wide trim/surrounds would be more descriptive (y)
cladding suggests a largish area usually between 2 points rather than a small area around an item:D

Ok. Thanks big-all will keep that in mind....

... I cladded it with a wide trim.(y)
 

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