Wood Door Trim Home Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel And Decor

Get into those grooves with a damp microfiber cloth that attracts the dust that’s dulling your trim. In addition to the simple profiles pictured on this page, an original and elaborate design can be created using two or more pieces in combination. In addition to softwoods, synthetic materials are used to make paint-grade molding by pressing a profile into plaster, medium density fiberboard (MDF) or plastics like polystyrene and polyurethane. Someone used some sticky adhesive to hold it on. It was the one that holds both of the trim pieces together, the right most male part on the left most trim.

If service is required because of a product failure during normal usage, the Administrator has the option to repair the defective product or replace it with a product of equal or similar features and functionality, though not necessarily the same brand. This won’t affect the fit of the door, but if the door finish is applied at the MC noted, there will likely be unfinished wood exposed as the door panels shrink to their in-service width. Usually on other projects, I remove the tape when the paint is still wet, but with trim work you have to do several coats and allow them to dry in between.

The word trim” refers to almost every applied decorative element you can think of, including baseboard, door and window casings, chair rail, picture rail, crown molding, pediments, pilasters, columns, ceiling medallions, corbels, spandrels, mantels, and fireplace surrounds. The typical horizontal batten door is built using T&G material for the door face, and then battens are fastened to the back of the door to hold things in place.


Moldings that dominate a room like door casings, window casings, chair rails and baseboards are usually done with paint-grade so they can be finished with a color that will accent the walls. If you really love the wood, I’d just try to get wood doors and use a natural finish or test the stain on a piece of the frame that came with the door (get at least one prehung) to get in the right ballpark. In rooms where ceilings are extremely high, 6 inches is the minimum height for baseboard and crown molding. I also have a 98′ 4Runner with the factory simulated wood trim and the differences are obvious.

A carefully-worded disclaimer regarding wood movement would seem to be in order. Plane the latch edge of the door with a standard woodworker’s plane or a low-angle block plane. Craftsman exterior door trim painted Craftsman style casing with plinth blocks. Prices range from 90 cents to $3/linear ft for wood composite, red oak or poplar; $1.50 to $6.50/linear ft. (much higher for intricate designs) for mahogany, cherry, or walnut. Ceiling molding (also called cornice or crown molding) covers the intersection between the wall and ceiling. If there is no rot and the wood looks fine, then I see no reason not to paint them.

A dab of colored wood putty on your fingertip can fill nail holes in stained trim. If the MC of the wood you install is too high, excessive shrinkage may occur, along with the risk of problems of unacceptable gaps and cracks in the wood itself. Nearly all of them can be prevented before they cause a problem if—and only if—you measure the MC of the wood as soon as it’s delivered, and avoid using wood that is too wet or too dry for the expected in-use EMC. TIP On wood with a strong grain pattern, place your nails in the dark portion of the grain to make them less noticeable. Transfer the reveal mark on the door head jamb edge to the edge of a door casing.

This page contains information on the types of molding you will find at home stores and lumberyards as well as several examples of common profiles you can use alone or in combination for building baseboards, door and window casings, chair rails and crown. Sliding Glass Door A door fitted with two or more panels that move horizontally on a track or in grooves.

Routing molding blanks wider than the bit length produces a bolder profile appropriate for rooms with ceilings over 8′ high. If the door was previously painted with a high-gloss paint, use a deglosser to dull the finish and clean the surface. Look for paint that is cracked, peeling, or blistering, or wood that’s darker than the surrounding area or green with algae.