How To Install Craftsman Style Trim
What you'll need
Tablesaw or Circular Saw
1/2" MDF Board
Finish Nailer
Brad Nailer
2" And 1.25" Nails
Paint Primer
Caulking
Jigsaw
MDF was the affordable option for me so I used my table saw to cut down some boards to the sizes I needed to trim the windows and doors
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Most of the trim was approximately 1x4. The top piece was 1x6 with a 1x2 cap. The 1x3 ended up being a good size for my window sill
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I had already stripped the room of all trim so this is my starting point
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I used a finish nail gun for shooting trim directly into the wall/stud and a brad nail gun for the shallower pieces shooting 2 pieces of trim together
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For windows, I recommend installing the sill first and the verticals on top of it. Luckily MDF doesn't warp like typical wood boards would
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This allows the top piece to sit level on the verticals. When you attach the top cap trim, use a brad nailer from above like shown here
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The only piece that doesn't rely on the others is the bottom apron. You can install this at any time after the sill. I chose to nail it in place last
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The trim turned out great! Now for the rest of the bathroom makeover to continue! Next up, board and batten. Follow to see the whole bathroom makeover
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Once caulked and painted, it'll look like this window from another room I renovated
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