Crafts,am Trim

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 03-14-2019 08:16 PM 557 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We build our home ourselves “finishing in 2009”. We never liked the window/door trim but settled in order to close the construction loan back in 09. It took us all these years for my wife and I to agree on a style of trim for our life home. We settled on this older, simpler, style of Craftsman trim
I started practicing making the trim up in my woodworking shop. I adjusted and tweaked the trim as I progress in my learning.
The 3rd pictures is my “white board” I use to determine the size of the various components of the trim. This works very well and keeps me for making too many mistakes.
As a note I rediscovered “Oil Based Paint” during this project. I found that adding the additive “Flood” to the paint the brush mark disappear. The finish very nice and hard!!
I owe my high school Algebra teacher and apology! I was wrong back in 1967, I do need to learn algebra and I will/do need it in life.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 03-14-2019 10:46 PM

Nice lines. I like that. We had those colors as our exterior on Cedar siding at the last house, kinda partial to it.

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#2 posted 03-14-2019 11:09 PM

That trim looks very much like what I made for our house. I painted the window sash and such to match the trim. Then the doors needed to be pulled out and new ones installed with matching trim to match the A&C look of the windows. It took a while but looks great.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 04:37 PM

Nice and neat. I like. I have an older home that has similar craftsman trim. Original natural woodwork that is 100 years old. Beautiful. However, it is a sedondary home. The house I live in is a late ‘70s style and construction. It could use similar refreshing.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 06:41 PM

Nice! Looks almost exactly like what I did to our windows! Ours was a tract home with no molding at all so was dramatic. The only thing different was that my wife wanted the very lowest piece to slightly taper downwards from the sill piece.

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