Window Upgrades - Cornices

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Project by Matt posted 03-14-2009 06:04 AM 1694 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been pretty cold here in the Midwest so my time in my cold shop (But not for long, shop renovation project coming soon) has been limited. I wanted to do a project (but not a big one) until the weather got a smidge warmer. I ran across this in one of my woodworking magazines and thought I would make them. The wife loves decorating and re-decorating the rooms of our house so this one was right up her alley.

There’s not a whole lot to this project. It’s simple 45 degree mitres, some crown and trim cap moldings with a little lattice to ‘build up’ the top crowns. I assembled the box of these cornices with the Kreg system (I’ve been dying to make something with it). The moldings were attached with 3/4 inch brads and a pneumatic nailer. (Also dying to use!).

They are attached to the wall using cleats and more pocket holes. That system made mounting them super easy!

I’ve attached a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot to show the difference. I think for such a simple project the effects are pretty dramatic. The wife and all her friends and relatives love them. I might actually get to make some of these for money.

Cost of this project was right at $100.00 for all the materials which were purchased at one of the big ‘home stores’. I would love to hear what your thoughts and comments.


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#1 posted 03-14-2009 12:29 PM

they look good… they really dress up the room …..

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 05:09 PM

Thank you. I’ll get some closer pictures up soon. They are on the camera but I didn’t have the time. I’m in the middle of a ‘shop finishing’ project. lol Maybe tonight.

Thanks again,

-- Matt - My Websites - - Hand Tools :: - Small Shops

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 02:17 AM

Big difference Matt. I just finished a similar project it was molding at our front door I will post a photo soon but it looks the same only mine is just molding.

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