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Remodelaholic | DIY Craftsman Window Trim

This uncomplicated craftsman fashion window trim involves NO complicated angled cuts, so it is uncomplicated for any individual to do, even a newbie, and it makes a Enormous effect. 

Never end at window trim, make your personal curtain rods, insert window packing containers outside the house, and even some wooden shutters outside the house!

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Hi, good friends!  It’s Lauren from Bless’er Property, and I’m thrilled to be back again sharing additional Do-it-yourself goodness from our hottest residence shenanigans.

If you’ve in no way visited my minor corner of the net, my partner and I are on a mission to carry a lot of character and attraction to our very primary builder box residence.

This time two many years in the past, our residing home seemed like this:

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

Because embarking on our residence possessing journey, we have discovered that the leading 3 strategies to renovate a room in a substantial way is with paint, extended curtains, and architectural information.

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We now tackled the paint and curtains portion previous 12 months, and when we threw our Do-it-yourself fake hearth into the mix, the room out of the blue seemed 10 times more substantial!  But a person factor it was lacking in the character department- window trim.

So we resolved it was time to fix that.

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Movie Tutorial

Begin here and observe how this undertaking arrived with each other, then occur back again for additional of a move by move craftsman window trim procedure.

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Materials List

(The underneath materials are what you are going to have to have for a person normal 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
  • Mixture square resource
  • Pencil
  • Hammer or nail gun
  • Drill
  • White trim caulk
  • Wooden filler
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Paint (I used Sherwin Williams Pure White to match our hearth and baseboards.)
  • Jigsaw
  • Circular observed or desk observed

We experienced 5 home windows to insert trim to, so we experienced rather a bit additional wooden than what is in that record.  The greatest portion while is this requires very elementary carpentry capabilities, so this is an excellent undertaking if you’re a newbie at residence enhancement.  No complicated angled cuts!

Tutorial and Guidance

Get this craftsman window trim look in your personal residence with these suggestions, tips, and recommendations.

1 – We started out by creating the header to start with and calculated the leading width of our window then additional 10 inches to that measurement to let for a 5 inch overhang on each aspect of the window.

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

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Then, employing our circular observed, we minimize the 1″x6″ board.

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We employed the similar measurement from our 1″x6″ to mark and minimize two pieces of 1″x2″ boards.  Since we experienced three windows clustered with each other to make a person massive window, we labored from a 12 foot size board.

When the 1″x2″s were minimize, we hooked up them to each aspect of the 1″x6″ board with wooden screws (as demonstrated underneath).

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Our header experienced to be very extended for our massive window, and due to the fact we could not uncover 1″x2″x12′ boards, we experienced to minimize and attach our 1″x2″s in 6 pieces to the for a longer period 1″x6″x12′ board.

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Then we experienced our header!

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When we centered our new header over the home windows, we nailed them into location.  We employed a great ol’ fashioned hammer due to the fact the sizing of our nails wouldn’t function in our nail gun.

How to install a header on the DIY Craftsman Trim featured on Remodelaholic.com

2 – Up coming section was the window sill.  We labored on this much larger window in thirds too.  Your total window sill need to be the similar size as your header was.

We marked the width we desired for the sill on yet another 1″x6″ board and minimize employing our circular observed.

Then, employing the freshly minimize 1″x6 “board, we marked on the wall in which the sill need to conclusion (5 inch overhang) and held up the board to mark the window’s edge.

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We calculated the window’s depth 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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Working with our square resource once more, we marked the straight traces between the measurements.

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Then minimize it out with a jigsaw.

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

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We in good shape our freshly minimize 1″x6″ board into location and nailed it in to form our window sill.

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

We just calculated the height between the bottom of the header (from move 1) and the leading of the sill (from move 2) to know at what size to minimize the 1″x4″ board.

In operating with our massive window, the two sections in the middle of our 3 home windows were a minor broader than a 1″x4″ board at 4.74″.  So we experienced to cut two 1″x6″ boards lengthwise to make them the specific width we desired.

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

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4 –  For the previous carpentry move, we additional our apron (the wooden piece beneath the window sill).

We calculated the width from the outside the house edge of the 1″x4″ aspect piece to the other outside the house edge of the 1″x4″ aspect piece to uncover how extended to minimize the 1″x4″ board for the apron.

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If you’re a visual individual, this could assist to present you how we constructed the trim for our much larger window.

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5 – Then caulk like outrageous!  Also recognised as a carpenter’s greatest close friend.

Examine suggestions for a excellent caulking work here and additional suggestions (like a video) here. 

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

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

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Soon after we set our curtains back again up, I was impressed at the difference it manufactured!  It’s like our home windows were destined for Craftsman window trim all together.

Our home windows look gorgeous with our hearth too.  Very before long, we’ll be placing an area rug in here to make this room finished.  And I hope to set beams on our ceiling at some point, but I could be pushing my luck there.

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You can see additional sources and DIYs from this home over on Bless’er Property.

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What do you assume?  Something you could endeavor?  Trimming out home windows seriously is a big home changer.  I can’t hold out to deal with the rest of our upstairs home windows with it.

Be absolutely sure to pin this write-up for later:

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DIY tutorial for installing the easiest DIY window trim. This craftsman style trim requires NO confusing angled cuts, so it's easy for anyone to do, even a beginner featured on Remodelaholic.com

Extra suggestions and thoughts for Do-it-yourself window trim careers:

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At first posted 1.23.2016 // Updated 2.26.2020

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