Craftsman Exterior Window Trim On Exterior Diy Simple Craftsman Trim By The Diy Mommy.

Count on this Craftsman C3 19.2 Volt Cordless Trim Saw With faster, cleaner cuts than its predecessors, this Craftsman C3 19.2 Volt Cordless Trim Saw rips plywood, cross cuts boards and bevels edges quick and accurately. I opted for MDF for my chair rail because a) all trim is getting repainted white, so matching is not an issue b.) the depth of the chair is the same as the depth of the baseboard, so any large objects (dressers, beds) are not going to be getting slammed into the chair rail (there are no actual chairs in this bedroom) and c.) price/availability (I can buy it long enough to span the 12.5′ wall in one single piece).

Then the 1×6 was cut to the width of the window plus the width of (2) 1x4s plus an 1/8-inch reveal on each side of the window. These profiles will include some the same shapes used in other trim styles and are arranged to draw attention to the woodwork and grain. Craftsman Bungalow window colors favor warm, earthy browns, greens, burgundies and yellows. After going through a somewhat complicated process of cutting, measuring, fitting, cutting, finishing – all involving running up and down the stairs and swearing every once in a while – we used the nail gun to install the trim. Use a pair of 2-ft.-long test boards to establish an accurate miter saw setting.

Mitered corners are very common in traditional Craftsman style house plans; however this detail is highly susceptible to water damage. Once the window was done I was still feeling ambitious so I tackled the door as well. The Craftsman name used to mean that you were getting quality, but now it’s just more junk made in china. Compound curves and multi-piece trim can add a distinctly formal look to any room.


I don’t see the frames available from the store, but they had pewter nail head trim that we re-used. Before I could get started, I had to remove the curtain rods and tie backs since they would be interfering with my new trim. I actually get a lot more done because if I have a few minutes to work on a project, I can just take the saw and get to work. For some of the trim pieces (Photo 2). If you don’t own a planer, hire the lumberyard or a local woodworker to plane these pieces for you.

Also, if you do get windows with all vertical grain, you can often find some pretty decent VG fir at Lowe’s or Home Depot for the trim. Ranch style trim started to fall out of favor in the 1970’s when it was deemed to be too cheap looking as our houses got bigger and bigger. Then notch the shelf to overlap door and window casings by 1-1/2 in. and nail it down into the 1×4. To rip thin strips safely without removing the blade guard, clamp an extension to your table saw fence and use a custom-made push block like the one shown in Photo 1. When all the pieces are ripped, run them through the planer to remove saw blade marks from the edges.

That being said it will be a great improvement over the old trim that had 40 coats of pain and had no reveal left because of the layers of sheetrock and paneling. Here are 18 Craftsman-inspired color schemes in order of body color, trim, window sash and accents. Then after the holes have been pre-drilled, screw the extension jam into the window frame using a 3″ trim head screw and your impact drill. The most important part of crafting a custom trim package is ensuring correct proportions in order for the trim to be aesthetically pleasing.

Also, cutting a scrap of our 1″ x 4″side pieces (aka casing), we held it in place and marked the outside edge to help us determine the measure for the Head Piece. To return a part, you must first obtain a Return Authorization number by calling 888-205-0966 or visiting our website at and chat with a Parts Trusted Advisor. The nail holes also need to be filled with caulking, as do the little indentations on the tops and bottom of the trim that you see.

With E-Series/Eagle products, match or contrast the trim of the windows and doors with any of 50 exterior colors, custom colors and anodized finishes. All my old cordless tools were another, much more costly brand, Now I have switched to Craftsman only. There are a multitude of variations in the Craftsman style to be found on the web, but all with common elements.