Along with painting the front door, Saturday was a productive day in that much of the interior trimming was finished.
We had been waiting for sills and casings on the windows and French doors.
Our carpenter friend brought a friend and the two of them knocked it out.
Even though I didn’t help I’ll try to enumerate the steps for the window trim. It’s harder than it looks.
First a 2 by 4 is set under the window to support the sill.
The sill boards were both ripped and crosscut to fit the windows. The sill, which in this case was created from preformed sill stock, was installed.
Then the top casing was nailed to the wall. We’re using “ranch” casing because that’s what was in the rest of the house before the renovation began.
Then the sides are added with mitered cuts at each top corner and a straight cut where the trim meets the sill.
Finally an apron is added under the sill to finish.
The casings still need to be caulked and puttied and painted.
We’ll get there.
Do you take your window trim for granted?