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I have torn my house apart down to the studs and joists and remodeling the whole thing. Here is my custom window trim which will be used on all my windows and doors. I used 3/4 MDF, some 1/2" quarter round and some 3/4" half round and topped it off with 3-1/2" crown molding. This window probably cost me 150.00 to do. Well worth it though. It resembles the trim in the sitcom "All in the family".

I know my paint lines are not straight, but then again I drank maybe 3 cups of white Russians (Vodka, Kahlua, and cream, :party:YUMMYY!!:party:) before I started it.
 

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I would spend some time with a little filler, some sanding and some sand paper and you can clean that up...

But I am inclined to say this is a joke, there is NO WAY that cost you $150 to do. I see maybe $30 in material there...plus paint.


Here is a window I did at my buddies home, cost him 47.25 in Material. 3 1/4" beaded casing, 3/4" MDF panel on bottom, 5/4 poplar jambs and sill, Col. Stop for the panel molding.

The window itself was $125 brand new. Local yard shut down a branch of their company and I got ALOT of things on super clearance. The casing was $1.40 per 7' stick. The poplar was $1 a stick for 5/4x6x16.

He just finished the taping and painting this weekend, so I will be going back to hang trim in a few days.






oh and I forgot, the apron was a rip off from blows at 1.24 a foot for 2 1/4" beaded casing.

My brother and I installed the window one night, the trim happened on another....This is the opening. We widened it by a few inches on each side. I took the photo while laying on the couch after our pizza dinner.
 

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Man, you guys are tough!

Next time, take more care with your mitres, don't try to put so much paint on at one time. Several thin coats are better. And it looks like you used a roller on the flat parts. Don't do that.

Do better on your next window and show us the pics. We are expecting a great improvement.

See - that wasn't too harsh was it?
 

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I like the style, I am not sure how you got 150 bucks wraped up in that though.

Couple tips: Head casing should be as wide as the side casings.

I think it is but, apron same width as side casings, the window stool looks good.

A little bit of putty and sanding before a couple light coats of paint and you should have a really nice looking casing package.

Also needs a thin cap on top of that crown.
 

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Man, you guys are tough!

Next time, take more care with your mitres, don't try to put so much paint on at one time. Several thin coats are better. And it looks like you used a roller on the flat parts. Don't do that.

Do better on your next window and show us the pics. We are expecting a great improvement.

See - that wasn't too harsh was it?
Or easier yet, Turn the flash off on the camera and lose the close ups.:laughing:

I love that detail. I have done similar in my own house.

This is from my wife's shop out in the back yard.

No flash and no close ups. Although the painter did a wonderful job.:thumbsup:

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i thought the stool horns should project past the casing the same distance as the face of the casing to the front edge of the sill..no?
The stool's need to, I hardly ever see any of the old ones where the head sticks out farther than the sides. That's all.



Gus, those look chunky to me. They look nice and chunky.:shifty:
 

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The stool's need to, I hardly ever see and of the old ones where the head sticks out farther than the sides. That's all.



Gus, those look chuncky to me. They look nice and chuncky.:shifty:

Warner, could you maybe retype that?:blink:
 

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The stool's need to, I hardly ever see and of the old ones where the head sticks out farther than the sides. That's all.



Gus, those look chuncky to me. They look nice and chuncky.:shifty:
You haven't seen her clients. They look real slim when they stand next to it. :laughing:
 

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What do you expect fro a plumber, perfect joints?

I like the styling, nice Victorian look.
 
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