FLute or no FLute? Window Wood Cornice

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Forum topic by PatrickIrish posted 10-20-2013 04:05 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2013 04:05 PM

I’m building this 77” long window cornice for my sister. Of course she’s into the death decor and is going to paint it black, dont get me started. She also wanted it big. It’s about 10.5” with the cap.

I have to cut the trim piece and figure out if I’m going to use a round over bit on the cap or something fun.

My question:

Should I flute the face of the box? I really want to. Partly as a reason to use a new Bosch colt 1hp router PLUS because thats just too much blank face.

I was going to use a very small 1/4” round bit and make three flutes. The top flutes will be maybe 45” long and the middle will be 55” long. I think it will look good and give the gloss black pant something to catch and pop on.


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#1 posted 10-20-2013 04:57 PM

If you flute, make sure you practice on some scrap wood first. One slip up on the finished cornice and ….....
Maybe a raised feature instead?

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 05:27 PM

Ask your sister maybe she would prefer some skulls inlaid in it LOL

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 05:58 PM

Flutes would be OK, I would make them about 1/2” though.
Or you could do some plant – on’s. To give you an idea.

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 06:43 PM

Many other appointments you can do to it . My personal stance is the flutes would make it look very amateurish.


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#5 posted 10-21-2013 02:22 AM

Decided not to flute it, just get it done and maybe add molding later .

Well after messing with it yesterday then today. I cut the face trim about 1/16th too short and went to Home Depot to get another piece. That piece was just a little long and then…yep….cut it too short again by about a 1/32nd. Not bad though, little spackle be fine.

I was just about to nail the cap and timber, damn thing fell off my table ripping the trim I just spent hours cutting and nailing on. Time to clean up and call it a day.

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