Craftsman Window Trim

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 04-15-2012 07:18 AM 16020 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the craftsman trim I installed in our kitchen. I kiln dried and milled the rift sawn white oak for this project, and it is always a pleasure to have straight, square stock. The pediment features a radiused fillet, and a two-piece chamfered cap. There are four different stock thicknesses with this style trim – the sill and the main pediment header are 1”, the fillet is 7/16”, the two cap pieces are 1/2” each, and the casing stock is 3/4” thick.
With the windows being close together, I had to decide whether to join the casing pieces. With the windows over the sink, I wanted to avoid a small bit of backsplash tile between the windows so I chose to connect the side casing. For the three nook windows, I wanted to show the corner details of the trim so I kept the casing separate. The sill and top cap piece just kiss at a 45 degree angle.
The side casings register to the sill with biscuits.
Finish is oil based stain and two coats of pre-cat lacquer. For this project, the trim was pre-finished before installation.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 12:43 PM

Gorgeous! We just completed building our home and have to do the finish work inside. This is exactly the trim work we have been looking for! Thank you for sharing!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 12:57 PM

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 02:19 PM

Always nice to see traditional moldings that let the wood do the talking versus having blemishes hidden by a molding pattern.

-- Craig, Oklahoma

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 03:15 PM

That really dresses up those windows, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 04-15-2012 03:16 PM

Great work! Lines and details are flawless. A real bang up job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 07:36 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Here are a couple more pictures.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 09:33 PM

I love the simple elegance of the Craftsman Style.

Very nice fit and finish. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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