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Remodelaholic | DIY Craftsman Window Trim

This simple craftsman design window trim necessitates NO bewildering angled cuts, so it is simple for any individual to do, even a beginner, and it can make a Massive impression. 

Don’t cease at window trim, make your individual curtain rods, incorporate window containers outdoors, and even some wood shutters outdoors!

Hi, friends!  It’s Lauren from Bless’er Property, and I’m thrilled to be again sharing a lot more Do it yourself goodness from our newest property shenanigans.

If you’ve under no circumstances frequented my tiny corner of the net, my partner and I are on a mission to deliver loads of character and charm to our really standard builder box property.

This time two many years back, our dwelling place looked like this:

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

Due to the fact embarking on our dwelling proudly owning journey, we have uncovered that the leading a few strategies to transform a house in a huge way is with paint, lengthy curtains, and architectural details.

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We currently tackled the paint and curtains part last year, and when we threw our Do it yourself faux fire into the blend, the house out of the blue looked ten situations more substantial!  But just one detail it was missing in the character section- window trim.

So we determined it was time to fix that.

Before of the window getting DIY Easy Craftsman Trim featured on Remodelaholic.com

Online video Tutorial

Start here and enjoy how this venture came with each other, then arrive again for a lot more of a phase by phase craftsman window trim method.

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Provides List

(The down below supplies are what you will need to have for just one standard 35.5″ x 59.5″ window.)

  • 1″x2″x8′ board
  • 2- 1″x4″x8′ boards
  • 1″×6″x8′ board
  • 2-in brad nails
  • Wood screws
  • Mixture sq. instrument
  • Pencil
  • Hammer or nail gun
  • Drill
  • White trim caulk
  • Wood filler
  • Wonderful grit sandpaper
  • Paint (I used Sherwin Williams Pure White to match our fire and baseboards.)
  • Jigsaw
  • Round observed or desk observed

We had five home windows to incorporate trim to, so we had rather a little bit a lot more wood than what is in that list.  The best part although is this requires very elementary carpentry techniques, so this is an exceptional venture if you are a beginner at dwelling advancement.  No intricate angled cuts!

Tutorial and Directions

Get this craftsman window trim appear in your individual dwelling with these tips, methods, and directions.

1 – We started out out by building the header 1st and calculated the leading width of our window then extra ten inches to that measurement to let for a 5 inch overhang on every aspect of the window.

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

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

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We made use of the same measurement from our 1″x6″ to mark and slice two items of 1″x2″ boards.  Since we had three windows clustered with each other to make just one huge window, we labored from a twelve foot size board.

After the 1″x2″s were being slice, we connected them to every aspect of the 1″x6″ board with wood screws (as shown down below).

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Our header had to be really lengthy for our huge window, and considering the fact that we could not obtain 1″x2″x12′ boards, we had to slice and connect our 1″x2″s in 6 items to the more time 1″x6″x12′ board.

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Then we had our header!

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After we centered our new header more than the home windows, we nailed them into area.  We made use of a excellent ol’ fashioned hammer considering the fact that the dimension of our nails would not do the job in our nail gun.

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2 – Up coming portion was the window sill.  We labored on this bigger window in thirds also.  Your complete window sill should really be the same size as your header was.

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

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

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We calculated the window’s depth also.

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

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Employing our sq. instrument all over again, we marked the straight lines among the measurements.

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Then slice it out with a jigsaw.

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

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We match our freshly slice 1″x6″ board into area and nailed it in to variety our window sill.

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three – To make the sides of the window, we made use of 1″x4″ boards.

We just calculated the peak among the base of the header (from phase 1) and the leading of the sill (from phase 2) to know at what size to slice the 1″x4″ board.

In working with our huge window, the two sections in the center of our a few home windows were being a tiny broader than a 1″x4″ board at 4.74″.  So we had 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 area.

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4 –  For the last carpentry phase, we extra our apron (the wood piece beneath the window sill).

We calculated the width from the outdoors edge of the 1″x4″ aspect piece to the other outdoors edge of the 1″x4″ aspect piece to obtain how lengthy to slice the 1″x4″ board for the apron.

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If you are a visual particular person, this may possibly enable to present you how we created the trim for our bigger window.

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5 – Then caulk like nuts!  Also recognized as a carpenter’s best buddy.

Study tips for a perfect caulking position here and a lot more tips (including a online video) here. 

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

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

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Soon after we put our curtains again up, I was stunned at the change it manufactured!  It’s like our home windows were being destined for Craftsman window trim all along.

Our home windows appear attractive with our fire also.  Very soon, we’ll be putting an spot rug in here to make this house concluded.  And I hope to put beams on our ceiling at some point, but I may possibly be pushing my luck there.

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You can see a lot more resources and DIYs from this place more than on Bless’er Property.

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What do you consider?  Something you may possibly attempt?  Trimming out home windows seriously is a massive place changer.  I can’t wait to deal with the rest of our upstairs home windows with it.

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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

A lot more tips and tips for Do it yourself window trim jobs:

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Initially posted 1.23.2016 // Current 2.26.2020

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