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    In two of the bedrooms in our house we had paneling on the walls. The paneling was directly on the drywall. We've removed the paneling and re-finished the drywall. The outlets and light switches now stick out too far because the boxes were installed accounting for the paneling. I cut out a piece of 1/4" oak to fit around the box and put the cover plate on that and it solved the problem but looks terrible.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of something I can buy that could go around the box that would look better than what I have done?

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    How far out do they project?

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    If you read the posting, it appears to be 1/4" since that is the thickness of the filler she used.

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    Yes, they are about 1/4" out too far.

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    They make a template that will work but I wouldn't know where to tell you to find them.
    Either way it will look about the same.

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    Any idea what they are called or what I would search for?

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