Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

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Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by gsahlot » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm

I saw this baseboard, windows and door trims in one of the open houses and liked it. I cannot tell the size from pictures. The ceiling height is 8 feet. Could you suggest what size and what material exactly should I buy to get this type of baseboard, window and door trims?
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by gsahlot » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm

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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by gsahlot » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:22 pm

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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:43 pm

The door and window header trim looks to be 1x6, side legs 1x4, the window apron is 1x3 or 1x4, can't really tell. The base is more 1x6.

The material is probably MDF. The actual dimension is probably something like 7/16" or 9/16" thick. You might be able to purchase plain, flat trim like this or you may have to make your own by ripping a 4'x8' sheet into strips on a tablesaw.
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by Shannon » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:14 pm

My guess is
Top trim 3/4 x5
Sides,apron and base board 1/2x4
Sill 3/4x1-1/2”
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by gsahlot » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:29 am

Thanks Spruce and Shannon!

Are door and window headers and side legs really of the same thickness? See this image.
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The header seems to stick out a bit more than side leg, so looks like the header is thicker than side leg? Or did they just put some shims behind the headers just to make it stick out?

Also one question on the interior periphery of the window opening. Did they just paint the sheetrock white along with the rest of the trims or did they first add some narrow trim and then painted? See this image, hope that explains my question, otherwise please let me know and I will try to clarify more.
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:07 am

It's personal preference whether you have the head piece thicker than the legs, or not, either way is acceptable.

These windows are probably wrapped with trim, IMHO, if you're going to wrap a window like this, trimmed inner jambs look better. 8-)
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by gsahlot » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:11 pm

It's personal preference whether you have the head piece thicker than the legs, or not, either way is acceptable.
I would like to have the header piece thicker, so do you think I should look for a thicker header piece or can I just shim under them to make them look thicker?
These windows are probably wrapped with trim, IMHO, if you're going to wrap a window like this, trimmed inner jambs look better. 8-)
So I guess you are saying that in addition to putting a header piece, side legs, window stool, and apron, also trim the jambs with narrow trim and then paint white instead of simply painting over existing sheetrock on the jambs without any trims?

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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:42 pm

I would use thicker material, it's so much faster and easier than trying to shim, however, shimming is fine is that is all you have access to. You will have more caulking to do if you shim to cover/hide all the gaps created by the shims.

Yes. If you want to picture frame the opening (trim the wall surface), then wrap the inside of the opening too, it will result in a finer quality of work and aesthetic.
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by Shannon » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Yes in my other post I noted the head trim as 3/4 and sides as 1/2”.
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Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:54 pm

If you have a problem with sweating windows, use wood. MDF and moisture do not mix!
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