Monday, September 22, 2014
Home Window Casing
Window CasingThis weekend, we were getting ourselves another step closer to adding a back-splash to the kitchen. With that, we went to Lowe's to get ourselves some pre-primed, pine 3 1/2" window casing. For those of you who have Romes, you were probably told that they weren't going to case your windows. At the time, when I was making the purchase, I didn't really know what that meant, and probably if it was explained to me, I waived it off as non-essential. Who knows, maybe Ryan Homes offers window casing for there more up-scale models, I don't know?
Regardless, I am sorta glad it wasn't included, since the casing I want is an inch larger than the casing used on the doors--same profile, just wider.
Some might think that it might look funny, since technically the casing doesn't match the doors, but I think it is close enough, and the extra width still fits within the window sill base, and gives it a touch more of a craftsman feel (just a touch).
Our plan is to case all the windows, but for now just the morning room, and also the entrance to the morning room. Casing the windows in the morning room, though, posed one question for me... how would I go about trimming the middle spaces between the windows? I didn't want to just leave it un-cased, as I thought that would look awkward. So, while at Lowe's we looked at small 8 ft. trim pieces with a profile that would allow it to edge up to the small side of the window casing profile. We used a little glue and a 23 gauge nailer/pinner to fix them in place.
As of this writing, I haven't completed casing the entrance way to the morning room. But that will be next.