This effortless craftsman style window trim requires NO confusing angled cuts, so it’s effortless for any one to do, even a novice, and it will make a Big effect. 

Do not end at window trim, make your have curtain rods, add window packing containers outdoors, and even some wood shutters outdoors!

Hello, friends!  It’s Lauren from Bless’er Property, and I’m thrilled to be again sharing extra Do it yourself goodness from our most recent home shenanigans.

If you have in no way visited my small corner of the website, my spouse and I are on a mission to bring tons of character and appeal to our extremely essential builder box home.

This time two decades ago, our dwelling space appeared like this:

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

Considering the fact that embarking on our home possessing journey, we’ve identified that the leading a few techniques to transform a place in a big way is with paint, extended curtains, and architectural facts.

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We now tackled the paint and curtains aspect past calendar year, and when we threw our Do it yourself faux fire into the mix, the place all of a sudden appeared 10 occasions more substantial!  But one factor it was missing in the character section- window trim.

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

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Movie Tutorial

Start out listed here and enjoy how this job arrived jointly, then arrive again for extra of a phase by phase craftsman window trim system.

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Provides Record

(The down below materials are what you’ll require for one regular 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
  • Blend sq. software
  • Pencil
  • Hammer or nail gun
  • Drill
  • White trim caulk
  • Wooden filler
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Paint (I used Sherwin Williams Pure White to match our fire and baseboards.)
  • Jigsaw
  • Round saw or desk saw

We had five windows to add trim to, so we had fairly a bit extra wood than what is in that record.  The ideal aspect nevertheless is this requires very elementary carpentry abilities, so this is an outstanding job if you’re a novice at home advancement.  No intricate angled cuts!

Tutorial and Instructions

Get this craftsman window trim glimpse in your have home with these tips, tricks, and instructions.

1 – We begun out by constructing the header to start with and measured the leading width of our window then additional 10 inches to that measurement to let for a five inch overhang on every side of the window.

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

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Then, utilizing our circular saw, we minimize the 1″x6″ board.

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We applied the very same measurement from our 1″x6″ to mark and minimize two parts of 1″x2″ boards.  Since we had three windows clustered jointly to make one significant window, we labored from a 12 foot size board.

At the time the 1″x2″s had been minimize, we connected them to every side of the 1″x6″ board with wood screws (as proven down below).

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Our header had to be extremely extended for our significant window, and because we could not find 1″x2″x12′ boards, we had to minimize and attach our 1″x2″s in 6 parts to the longer 1″x6″x12′ board.

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Then we had our header!

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At the time we centered our new header in excess of the windows, we nailed them into area.  We applied a great ol’ fashioned hammer because the sizing of our nails wouldn’t get the job done in our nail gun.

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2 – Upcoming portion was the window sill.  We labored on this larger sized window in thirds way too.  Your overall window sill must be the very same size as your header was.

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

Then, utilizing the newly minimize 1″x6 “board, we marked on the wall where by the sill must stop (five inch overhang) and held up the board to mark the window’s edge.

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We measured the window’s depth way 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 sq. software once more, we marked the straight traces in 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 appeared like.

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We match our newly minimize 1″x6″ board into area and nailed it in to form our window sill.

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

We just measured the height in between the base of the header (from phase 1) and the leading of the sill (from phase 2) to know at what size to minimize the 1″x4″ board.

In doing work with our significant window, the two sections in the center of our a few windows had been a small broader than a 1″x4″ board at 4.74″.  So we had to cut two 1″x6″ boards lengthwise to make them the exact width we desired.

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

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4 –  For the past carpentry phase, we additional our apron (the wood piece underneath the window sill).

We measured the width from the outdoors edge of the 1″x4″ side piece to the other outdoors edge of the 1″x4″ side piece to find how extended to minimize the 1″x4″ board for the apron.

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If you’re a visible man or woman, this may possibly assistance to demonstrate you how we designed the trim for our larger sized window.

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five – Then caulk like crazy!  Also regarded as a carpenter’s ideal pal.

Browse tips for a perfect caulking work listed here and extra tips (including a video clip) listed here. 

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

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

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Soon after we set our curtains again up, I was astonished at the variation it produced!  It’s like our windows had been destined for Craftsman window trim all alongside.

Our windows glimpse gorgeous with our fire way too.  Very quickly, we’ll be putting an space rug in listed here to make this place completed.  And I hope to set beams on our ceiling eventually, but I may possibly be pushing my luck there.

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You can see extra resources and DIYs from this space in excess of on Bless’er Property.

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What do you assume?  Something you may possibly endeavor?  Trimming out windows genuinely is a huge space changer.  I cannot wait to tackle the rest of our upstairs windows with it.

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Extra tips and strategies for Do it yourself window trim work:

Start out Caulking! Guidelines and Methods, How to Add Trim to Arched Windows, Extra leading tricks and tutorials for trimming windows: furthermore extra tips and tricks for setting up trim and molding.

Originally posted 1.23.2016 // Up-to-date 2.26.2020

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