Fill or recut window trim ?

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Old 07-20-16, 02:46 PM
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Fill or recut window trim ?

I have a piece of wood around a window and when I was taking off a piece of wood that was on the outside of it, it tore into the wood behind it. Its quite a bit off. Is this possible to fill with a wood filler and kind of form it and sand it. Or am I better off cutting a whole new piece you think?

Here are the photos I took.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jaunnvried..._0966.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gkzhugu3iy..._0967.JPG?dl=0

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Old 07-20-16, 02:48 PM
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Fillers are prone to fail, if you can replace the wood - that is the best course of action.
 
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Old 07-20-16, 02:59 PM
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Bondo will work. You can either sand the Bondo and paint it or just fill the gap and then cover with a piece of wood trim.
 
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I don't have drop box. Is the torn wood on the outside or will it be covered when everything is put together? Can you just attach the pictures? FWIW, 2 part epoxy wood fillers work very well even on exposed wood. I agree that the 1 part fillers aren't all that good....especially on exposed wood. Also, have to keep your climate in mind when deciding what to do.
I've had good luck with Minwax 2 part epoxy.
 

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Here you go JIMMIEM.

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Looks to me like someone used a 1 X 6 for a jamb then added a 1 X as a jamb extension.
If you removed that piece and ripped a 1 X 8 to fit, or better yet replaced all the wood on all the sides there would not be a step any more and just look better.
What happened to the piece that broke off? It could be glued back in place.
 
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Old 07-20-16, 04:16 PM
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Cripes. I would remove the cove/casing on the left side and replace that entire jamb. But since it looks like it will be completely covered when you put the trim back on, you could always bondo it. (May take 2 coats)

If you won't be replacing the molding that covered it, then I would definitely replace it, provided you have a table saw. Less jacking around.
 
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Old 07-20-16, 04:49 PM
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Show us a pic of the other side of the window and what it originally looked like. Trying to figure out what you were trying to remove.
 
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Old 07-27-16, 01:33 PM
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Hey Everyone,

Wow thanks for all the replies. I did read them all but was in a hurry to respond. I ended up just cutting another piece and replacing the whole thing.

Thanks!
 
 

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