|Forum topic by Vrtigo1||posted 12-03-2012 11:23 PM||1642 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
12-03-2012 11:23 PM
I have a small window in my guest bathroom which just has a very simple wood sill plate that’s painted white and isn’t very attractive. On either side and above the window is drywall. It looks out of place to me without something between the window and the surrounding wall to create a transition.
I was thinking about putting some moulding around the window to dress it up a bit and I was thinking about how Norm could make all kinds of great looking moulding in a few minutes with 2 or 3 router bits.
I looked at the projects and something like this is what I was thinking about (minus all the fancy stuff, just the stuff on the top/bottom/sides is what I was thinking about.
I think I probably have the router bits to create that, but what I’m missing is the instructions. I am useless when it comes to creativity or designing something myself but I feel like I could do it if I had some instructions or a video to watch.
So here are a couple questions:
If I’m just going to paint this, is using MDF ok or do I need to use wood? Either is fine with me, but I was thinking the smoothness and lack of imperfections of MDF would make it easier, plus I feel like I could probably get all the material I need from a half sheet of MDF for about $15-20.
Is it even worth going the DIY route or am I better off going to Home Depot and buying moulding from them?
Any suggestions on where to look at more DIY projects similar to what I am talking about?