How to Install Your Own Craftsman Trim

Jun 25, 2007 |  by  |  On the Web, Web Smarts  |  Share

casingdiy 2 How to Install Your Own Craftsman Trimdoortrim How to Install Your Own Craftsman TrimReader’s Digest has this section within their website called RDLiving that actually has some pretty good home and garden articles. After digging around a bit I found this great article that shows step-by-step, how to install simple, yet intricate Craftsman style trim. From door and window casings, to base boards and even a plate rail. This is stuff that anyone with even the most basic craftsman skills could do. It’s just a matter of piecing everything together. In some cases you’ll need to feel comfortable using the miter saw, and of course ya gotta be handy with a tape measure (which believe me, isn’t always as easy as it sounds), but for the look you get, that’s really pretty easy. Not sure if I’d use oak even though that’ll provide the most classic look. If I were to use oak I’d probably go with a dark walnut stain. My wife and I both love the richness of a dark stained wood. Especially when you contrast it with a lighter shade of wall paint. I have some excellent examples of this in our current Dutch colonial, which I’ll share with you in future posts.
I need to do a bit more research, but I really like some of these trim designs and may end up using some of them in the craftsman home we’re planning to build.

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1 Comment

  1. Claretha Ahuja

    I agree yet I know there’s a better way. I’ll reply again if I manage to find it.


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