When our pal came over to begin trimming the openings and doors that had recently been installed the first thing I had him do was trim the toe kick on the kitchen island.
Then he and I went to work deciding exactly how the large opening between the conservatory and dining room should be cased. One by six lumber was cut to size to create a jamb in the unfinished opening.
Before installing, the jamb was ripped down to the exact width on a table saw using a fence set to the measurement.
Then the 3 pieces were nailed together outside and brought to the doorway as a unit and nailed in place.
We worked on the conservatory side because the paneling on the dining room side needed a special cutting tool.
One by four lumber was used along each side of the opening.
Across the top we used 1 by 6 lumber.
On top of the 1 by 6 and overhanging it about 3/4 inch on each side was a 1 by 2 (which we had specially ripped) lying flat.
Under the 1 by 2 was a piece of cove molding. The tiny returns were attached with caulk to keep them from splitting. After the dining room side is also trimmed we have some trim pieces planned to hide the seams.
In the mean time we also finished trimming the closet and bathroom doors in the conservatory.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.
I mused out loud who first thought of adding trim (since it makes such a difference).
Our carpenter said: “the Romans”. He could be right.
What is the last museum you visited?