Remodelaholic | DIY Craftsman Window Trim

This uncomplicated craftsman design window trim necessitates NO puzzling angled cuts, so it’s uncomplicated for any one to do, even a beginner, and it tends to make a Enormous impact. 

Do not halt at window trim, make your personal curtain rods, increase window bins outside, and even some wooden shutters outside!

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Hi, good friends!  It’s Lauren from Bless’er House, and I’m thrilled to be back again sharing a lot more Do-it-yourself goodness from our most up-to-date household shenanigans.

If you’ve never frequented my minor corner of the web, my husband and I are on a mission to convey lots of character and allure to our very fundamental builder box household.

This time two decades in the past, our living space seemed like this:

Before updating craftsman window trim and adding a fireplace Blesser House for Remodelaholic.com

Given that embarking on our residence owning journey, we’ve uncovered that the major a few techniques to transform a room in a huge way is with paint, long curtains, and architectural particulars.

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We by now tackled the paint and curtains portion previous year, and when we threw our Do-it-yourself faux hearth into the blend, the room out of the blue seemed 10 periods more substantial!  But one factor it was missing in the character division- window trim.

So we made a decision it was time to fix that.

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Video Tutorial

Start listed here and view how this project arrived alongside one another, then come back again for a lot more of a action by action craftsman window trim procedure.

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Supplies Checklist

(The down below supplies are what you will want for one typical 35.5″ x 59.5″ window.)

  • 1″x2″x8′ board
  • 2- 1″x4″x8′ boards
  • 1″×6″x8′ board
  • 2-in brad nails
  • Wooden screws
  • Mix square instrument
  • Pencil
  • Hammer or nail gun
  • Drill
  • White trim caulk
  • Wooden filler
  • Great grit sandpaper
  • Paint (I used Sherwin Williams Pure White to match our hearth and baseboards.)
  • Jigsaw
  • Circular noticed or desk noticed

We experienced five windows to increase trim to, so we experienced quite a little bit a lot more wooden than what is in that listing.  The greatest portion even though is this requires very elementary carpentry competencies, so this is an excellent project if you are a beginner at residence enhancement.  No complicated angled cuts!

Tutorial and Directions

Get this craftsman window trim glance in your personal residence with these ideas, methods, and instructions.

1 – We began out by making the header first and measured the major width of our window then extra 10 inches to that measurement to permit for a 5 inch overhang on each and every facet of the window.

We marked that measurement on a 1″x6″ board utilizing the square instrument to mark a straight line.

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Then, utilizing our circular noticed, we slice the 1″x6″ board.

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We utilised the identical measurement from our 1″x6″ to mark and slice two pieces of 1″x2″ boards.  Since we experienced three windows clustered alongside one another to make one substantial window, we worked from a twelve foot length board.

After the 1″x2″s have been slice, we attached them to each and every facet of the 1″x6″ board with wooden screws (as proven down below).

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Our header experienced to be very long for our substantial window, and since we could not discover 1″x2″x12′ boards, we experienced to slice and attach our 1″x2″s in 6 pieces to the lengthier 1″x6″x12′ board.

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Then we experienced our header!

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After we centered our new header over the windows, we nailed them into area.  We utilised a superior ol’ fashioned hammer since the dimension of our nails wouldn’t function in our nail gun.

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2 – Following segment was the window sill.  We worked on this larger sized window in thirds much too.  Your overall window sill should be the identical length as your header was.

We marked the width we essential for the sill on an additional 1″x6″ board and slice utilizing our circular noticed.

Then, utilizing the recently slice 1″x6 “board, we marked on the wall where the sill should stop (5 inch overhang) and held up the board to mark the window’s edge.

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We measured the window’s depth much too.

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We marked these two measurements (the window’s width and depth) on the 1″x6″ board.

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Making use of our square instrument once again, we marked the straight traces between the measurements.

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Then slice it out with a jigsaw.

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Right after our cuts, here’s what our 1″x6″ board seemed like.

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We in good shape our recently slice 1″x6″ board into area and nailed it in to kind our window sill.

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3 – To make the sides of the window, we utilised 1″x4″ boards.

We just measured the top between the bottom of the header (from action 1) and the major of the sill (from action 2) to know at what length to slice the 1″x4″ board.

In operating with our substantial window, the two sections in the center of our a few windows have been a minor wider than a 1″x4″ board at four.74″.  So we experienced to cut two 1″x6″ boards lengthwise to make them the correct width we essential.

We lined the sides up on the edge of the windows and nailed them into area.

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four –  For the previous carpentry action, we extra our apron (the wooden piece underneath the window sill).

We measured the width from the outside edge of the 1″x4″ facet piece to the other outside edge of the 1″x4″ facet piece to discover how long to slice the 1″x4″ board for the apron.

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If you are a visible human being, this could possibly aid to display you how we built the trim for our larger sized window.

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5 – Then caulk like ridiculous!  Also regarded as a carpenter’s greatest pal.

Study ideas for a fantastic caulking job listed here and a lot more ideas (such as a movie) listed here. 

Caulk all of the seams and fill the nail holes and knots with wooden filler.  Let dry and sand until clean.

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6 –  Finally, paint all of your new trim.  We did two coats of primer+paint in one.

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Right after we put our curtains back again up, I was amazed at the change it built!  It’s like our windows have been destined for Craftsman window trim all along.

Our windows glance lovely with our hearth much too.  Very shortly, we’ll be putting an region rug in listed here to make this room finished.  And I hope to put beams on our ceiling finally, but I could possibly be pushing my luck there.

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You can see a lot more sources and DIYs from this space over on Bless’er House.

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What do you imagine?  Something you could possibly attempt?  Trimming out windows genuinely is a large space changer.  I can’t wait around to deal with the relaxation of our upstairs windows with it.

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At first posted 1.23.2016 // Up-to-date 2.26.2020

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