Craftsman Window Trim

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 738 days ago 6498 views 5 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 738 days ago

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 738 days ago

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 738 days ago

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 738 days ago

That really dresses up those windows, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 738 days ago

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 737 days ago

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 737 days ago

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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