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Craftsman style window casing

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Project by Jeffrey Alexander posted 08-22-2011 03:23 PM 3289 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Craftsman style window casing
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Simple window casing using air dried red oak from the farm. Used dark mission finish—yellow dye, and two coats of Red Mahogany stain with cotton t-shirt material, two coats glossy spar varnish.

Has underlying tints of orange in the finished product.

For two windows, this and a 5-footer for my new den.

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 07:12 PM

This is another nice improvement in the look of the room. It is so satisfying to make your own trim and it gives the window a custom look as opposed to using standard molding. Now, of course, the rest of the trim in the house is different. Any plans for re-doing it as well? (I know I would have to since my wife wouldn’t let me get by with just doing one room.) :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 08:23 PM

Yes.
My dining room woodwork can stand for upgrading, since the oil poly I used 13 years ago has all darkened—now just ripe for design/ color change! The kitchen and upstairs I did and am going to keep light golden oak because they are small, light, and airy. I still have one junk room and two bathrooms done in 1970’s scary—(you know, with the green linoleum and the blown- on ceiling stalactite finish) that I can “play” with, like to go dark craftsman with these too. I used the dark stain because my plans are to build walnut mission furniture for this room during the winter.

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 09:09 PM

Very nice.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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