This straightforward craftsman design window trim demands NO confusing angled cuts, so it’s straightforward for any person to do, even a starter, and it will make a Huge effect.
Don’t quit at window trim, make your personal curtain rods, incorporate window boxes outdoors, and even some wooden shutters outdoors!
Hello, good friends! It’s Lauren from Bless’er Residence, and I’m thrilled to be again sharing additional Diy goodness from our most current dwelling shenanigans.
If you’ve never visited my little corner of the web, my husband and I are on a mission to deliver heaps of character and attraction to our incredibly basic builder box dwelling.
This time two decades back, our dwelling home looked like this:
Considering the fact that embarking on our dwelling proudly owning journey, we’ve uncovered that the leading three ways to remodel a space in a huge way is with paint, extensive curtains, and architectural information.
We presently tackled the paint and curtains component very last yr, and when we threw our Diy fake fireplace into the mix, the space out of the blue looked ten occasions even larger! But one particular point it was missing in the character office- window trim.
So we made a decision it was time to fix that.
Begin listed here and enjoy how this venture arrived jointly, then occur again for additional of a phase by phase craftsman window trim system.
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(The down below supplies are what you’ll require for one particular standard 35.5″ x 59.5″ window.)
- 1″x2″x8′ board
- two- 1″x4″x8′ boards
- 1″×6″x8′ board
- two-in brad nails
- Wood screws
- Combination square software
- Hammer or nail gun
- White trim caulk
- Wood filler
- Wonderful grit sandpaper
- Paint (I used Sherwin Williams Pure White to match our fireplace and baseboards.)
- Circular noticed or desk noticed
We experienced 5 windows to incorporate trim to, so we experienced really a little bit additional wooden than what is in that record. The ideal component though is this requires very elementary carpentry techniques, so this is an great venture if you’re a starter at dwelling enhancement. No intricate angled cuts!
Tutorial and Guidelines
Get this craftsman window trim glimpse in your personal dwelling with these guidelines, methods, and instructions.
1 – We started out out by creating the header very first and calculated the leading width of our window then additional ten inches to that measurement to allow for a 5 inch overhang on every side of the window.
We marked that measurement on a 1″x6″ board applying the square software to mark a straight line.
Then, applying our round noticed, we minimize the 1″x6″ board.
We employed the similar measurement from our 1″x6″ to mark and minimize two items of 1″x2″ boards. Since we experienced three windows clustered jointly to make one particular substantial window, we worked from a 12 foot duration board.
When the 1″x2″s have been minimize, we hooked up them to every side of the 1″x6″ board with wooden screws (as proven down below).
Our header experienced to be incredibly extensive for our substantial window, and considering that we could not come across 1″x2″x12′ boards, we experienced to minimize and attach our 1″x2″s in 6 items to the extended 1″x6″x12′ board.
Then we experienced our header!
When we centered our new header over the windows, we nailed them into place. We employed a fantastic ol’ fashioned hammer considering that the dimension of our nails would not perform in our nail gun.
two – Next area was the window sill. We worked on this greater window in thirds also. Your complete window sill really should be the similar duration as your header was.
We marked the width we wanted for the sill on an additional 1″x6″ board and minimize applying our round noticed.
Then, applying the newly minimize 1″x6 “board, we marked on the wall in which the sill really should close (5 inch overhang) and held up the board to mark the window’s edge.
We calculated the window’s depth also.
We marked those people two measurements (the window’s width and depth) on the 1″x6″ board.
Making use of our square software again, we marked the straight traces involving the measurements.
Then minimize it out with a jigsaw.
Soon after our cuts, here’s what our 1″x6″ board looked like.
We in shape our newly minimize 1″x6″ board into place and nailed it in to type our window sill.
3 – To make the sides of the window, we employed 1″x4″ boards.
We just calculated the peak involving the bottom of the header (from phase 1) and the leading of the sill (from phase two) to know at what duration to minimize the 1″x4″ board.
In working with our substantial window, the two sections in the middle of our three windows have been a little broader than a 1″x4″ board at four.74″. So we experienced to cut two 1″x6″ boards lengthwise to make them the specific width we wanted.
We lined the sides up on the edge of the windows and nailed them into place.
four – For the very last carpentry phase, we additional our apron (the wooden piece beneath the window sill).
We calculated the width from the outdoors edge of the 1″x4″ side piece to the other outdoors edge of the 1″x4″ side piece to come across how extensive to minimize the 1″x4″ board for the apron.
If you’re a visible particular person, this might help to exhibit you how we developed the trim for our greater window.
5 – Then caulk like outrageous! Also identified as a carpenter’s ideal mate.
Go through guidelines for a ideal caulking job listed here and additional guidelines (which includes a video clip) listed here.
Caulk all of the seams and fill the nail holes and knots with wooden filler. Let dry and sand until eventually sleek.
6 – Finally, paint all of your new trim. We did two coats of primer+paint in one particular.
Soon after we set our curtains again up, I was astonished at the change it produced! It’s like our windows have been destined for Craftsman window trim all alongside.
Our windows glimpse lovely with our fireplace also. Very before long, we’ll be putting an place rug in listed here to make this space concluded. And I hope to set beams on our ceiling eventually, but I might be pushing my luck there.
You can see additional sources and DIYs from this home over on Bless’er Residence.
What do you assume? Something you might attempt? Trimming out windows genuinely is a massive home changer. I just can’t wait to tackle the relaxation of our upstairs windows with it.
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Additional guidelines and tips for Diy window trim positions:
Begin Caulking! Recommendations and Tips, How to Include Trim to Arched Windows, Additional leading methods and tutorials for trimming windows: plus additional guidelines and methods for installing trim and molding.
Initially posted 1.23.2016 // Up-to-date two.26.2020