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I'm framing my basement using steel studs. I have this sliding window on the window well (see picture) that already has a finished framing all around and is flush with the concrete wall. How do I frame around this window to be able to attach drywall to the window frame - does the drywall screw into the white portion on the window side? I don't want to remove or redo the window.

closeup corner of window full window

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. It's a little hard to tell what's going on; would you add a better picture (or two)? And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. – Daniel Griscom Nov 23 '19 at 19:03
  • Have added a close-up view – csankar69 Nov 25 '19 at 23:25
  • Well, more would be better, but let's see if you get a good answer. – Daniel Griscom Nov 26 '19 at 0:02
  • Maybe step back a couple of steps for another picture to give an overall view. From the 2nd pic, it looks like you're framing right across the window. – FreeMan Nov 26 '19 at 18:36
  • Added a picture of the full window. Ignore any metal studs you see in the previous pictures. They are just resting there and have not been screwed in yet. – csankar69 Nov 28 '19 at 0:52
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My thought is have the stud flush with the concrete wall. Then use pine wood to create a box from the edge of the window frame to the finished drywall edge. Then put the trim on the drywall to frame it. Creates a window box ledge for fancy stuff to sit on.

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