Along with painting the front door, Saturday was a productive day in that much of the interior trimming was finished.
None of the windows have been trimmed in this shot of the conservatory French doors sentineled by windows.
We had been waiting for sills and casings on the windows and French doors.
Two experienced men can get a lot of work done in a day.
Our carpenter friend brought a friend and the two of them knocked it out.
The untrimmed look.
Even though I didn’t help I’ll try to enumerate the steps for the window trim. It’s harder than it looks.
Raw 2 by 4 set in the space under the window.
First a 2 by 4 is set under the window to support the sill.
The sill is set onto the 2 by 4 and shimmed to level it. The shim is trimmed with a cutoff saw.
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.
After the sill, the top is trimmed.
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.
The corners are mitered at the top.
Then the sides are added with mitered cuts at each top corner and a straight cut where the trim meets the sill.
The sill must be cut long enough to over hang the casing. The bottom piece has a special shape.
Finally an apron is added under the sill to finish.
The window on the left is finished except for the mullion strip between the pair.
The casings still need to be caulked and puttied and painted.
We’ll get there.
Do you take your window trim for granted?