Window Valances (home store moulding - no crown)

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Project by psully posted 06-10-2020 10:22 PM 1449 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this on the list for a long time. We took the window treatments down and painted over a year ago – finally got sick of the blank walls. These are simple valances that sit close to the window. The core of the box is just 8’ trim boards and the moulding is wide door casing around the top and then smaller trim on the bottom. I took a little off the width of the lower trim to balance the look (you can see the portion trimmed in picture 5). The finished look is pretty clean. I did not want to use crown b/c I thought it would be too much of the same – maybe look like a forced match. One coat of primer and then sprayed gloss white for the final and they came out good. Now I can back to my chess board and a guitar stand also in progress in the shop.

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#1 posted 06-10-2020 10:31 PM

Actually should have given credit to Jim Young for inspiration. Jim posted some window valances a few months ago my wife said, hey, we could do that on our wall that we haven’t touched in a year. It’s funny, same story, took the old ones down, painted, then had to do something. Thanks for the idea.

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#2 posted 06-10-2020 11:15 PM

They look great. I like the individual look.

I’m glad I was able to inspire you.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#3 posted 06-11-2020 01:35 PM

Looking good. Fill the nail holes.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 06-12-2020 02:23 AM

Great project. Lends a touch of class to the room.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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