|Project by Ken90712||posted 07-18-2013 10:32 PM||8869 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
Blondie and I have been doing construction on the front of the house for a cpl months now. We ripped out the driveway, front porch, old gate and part of the roof line. The last seven windows have been replaced. We all know once you start a project there are other things you must do at that time so you don’t have to come back later and risk messing up something just done. We actually paid someone to do some of the work, mostly the stamped concrete and roof extension.
We are big fans of Craftsman Style and I have always wanted to make this molding from scratch. I used just over 120Bf of Oak for the four new windows. I first made the window sills and then built the frame ( box ) using pocket screws which are hidden when inserted in the window opening. I then made the front panels and ran them through the router table with a beading bit. I made the header separate and then added cove molding to soften it up. I made the bottom apron the edges were softened up with a round over bit. I used standard Craftsman style sizes 3 1/2 inches wide, 1 ¼ ect.
I stained it with the Gunstock by Minwax. Blondie and I refinished the floor in the formal living room and dinning room a few weeks ago and used the same color. I sprayed the finish on the molding using General Finishes Enduro Var Semi Gloss with my Earlex 5500. The only thing left is fill a cpl of nail holes and install the blinds when they arrive.
Thx for looking and as always all comments welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"