I'm writing this as the painters are redoing the living/dining room. I
have a bunch of oak and 2 new windows and a patio door to trim out. I
want to do a classic stool with a horizontal head type trim on the
windows and door. The picture window is 6'high X 10'wide, the other is
3' high X 6'wide, and the patio door is 6' wide by 80" high, but is 9"
off the floor.
I have looked though every wooddorking and decorating book in the
house, done a bunch of google searches, took pictures of the chestnut
trim in the house I grew up in Montreal (built by my grandfather Luigi
and now inhabited by my cousin Luigi -- which reminds me, I gotta
harass my brother about sending me his moulding planes, I need a good
Nothing so far works for me. Although I like the basic design in the
Montreal house, the top moulding protrudes too much and I am not sure
it would work with an 8' ceiling. I have no intention of using
standard available trim as most of it is, IMNSHO, fugly. I will of
course be milling it myself, so there is no limit created by available
BTW, I don't really like mitres on trim, I much prefer something more
classical with a capital-looking head. Also, being of non-ethnic
origin, baroque and rococo would be just fine had I any talent for
carving, but shaker is either too grossly puritanical or is an excuse
for lack of ability. Of course, the baroque/rococo wouldn't really
look good in my modern house with eclectic furniture.
So, are there any websites you have come across that have pictures
really nice trim for windows and doors I could use for INSPIRATION (TM
JOAT). Or any ideas you would like to suggest.
I am counting on the wreck, which has yet to fail me. Thank you all.
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