Window sills

I just added a new room to my house. I have installed the windows, and now I need to know how far the window sill should protrude past the left and right interior window trim.
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snipped-for-privacy@tds.net wrote:

It's up to you. If you are good at measurements, you can cut it to go flush with the edges of the trim. If you are not too good, then I would go with at least a 1/2" extension beyond the edge of the trim so that if you screw up, you will still be covered.
I generally tend to stay at about 1/4" beyond the trim.
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From flush to a couple of inches. What does the rest of the house have? Mine are about 1/2"
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Traditionally the same distance the front of the sill is from the casing..
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:33:18 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@tds.net wrote:

Look at a hundred windows by different installers/trimmers and you'll probably see 30 different styles.
I like a bit of a reveal-- and I also like a thick apron and a deep sill that will hold a few plants. I've seen sills that wrap around 3 sides of a room- creating a sill/shelf/chair-rail.
Jim
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:33:18 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@tds.net wrote:

You might want to plan ahead and think about what you'll be using the sills for, if anything.
On the sill in this room, I have a little AM-FM radio, a wmls web radio and music player, and where the sill wasn't deep enough, I nailed a board so that I can have a candlabra in the window.
I think my sills are 3 inches, but it's not always enough.
In my bedroom I have a fan on the sill. Hard to find a fan with a base small enough, and even then I had to nail one corner into the sill because the fan is top-heavy (looks like it was riveted to some big machine, to cool the operator.
I am running out of space on the bookshelves next to the bed for all the audio and video things and alarm clocks and books and lamp, so I might have to put the next radio on the window sill. Might have to make that one deeper too, but probably not.
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