I have, what I imagine, is a very simple framing question for your seasoned pros:
Around my parts, Queens NY, most homes are Masonry exterior. I plan on gutting an apartment, and I plan to come off the masonry wall about 4"-4.5" with my bottom ( and top plates). Do you folks simply stack more 2x's at the areas where the window plans to be installed to account for the space between where the framing begins and the rough masonry opening begins for the window ?
I've seen some interesting amalgamations of plywood and the like, but really curious to get a definitive "best practice" or at least one that seems like it will last.