This weekend we worked on getting the old openings ready for new trim…
We packed the wall out to support the drywall & trim.
Cut and replaced the gouged and uneven area of the old door frame.
And in filled with drywall. The current drywall is 1/2″ proud as it was laminated over the old plaster, partially burying the trim. Packing these areas out recreates the proper wall to trim relationship.
And of course, next comes the spackling!
Here is the window as of Sunday night.
We also denailed all the old trim so it can be salvaged, which is not a fun process but the old trim is pretty.
An interesting find, the old carpenters wrote their notes all over the backs of the old trim, very cool.