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#1 posted 03-23-2012 04:13 PM

I’m going out on a limb here:
Squares are over rated !
You can put finishing trim on a door without using a square. As long as the reveal is uniform, the naked eye will see a crooked reveal sooner than a miter that might be 44 1/2 ! (Old crooked homes are perfect examples of finishing tricks to make it LOOK good.
Building things “Square” is an easy way to continue any project without measuring to death every move !
The first NEW house I finished , the footings were 6” higher at one end than the other. The lower level concrete walls were 1 1/2” thicker at bottom than top _The rest of the house followed along (the person that started the mess was fired_). By the time I was called in…..........Yikes….....

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