We’ve decided to upgrade our window trim to the beefy simplicity of Craftsman style. This transition of materials was normally separated with a water table this is a milled piece of wood designed to shed the water from the wall plane above and create a horizontal band on the building which then reinforces the horizontal massing of the building. I stumbled across this post of your blog when looking for examples of paint colors that work well with wood trim. If you seek further enlightenment on the subject, read Bob Flexner’s Understanding Wood Refinishing.” Then read it again. Porch parts, staircases, and mantels define the style and may even vary by region.
This finish appears to have enjoyed some popularity in Spokane in the late teens to 1920s, and perhaps finish looks like a stain or dye under a clear coat, but does not really penetrate the wood. And many of the houses in the city like mine have all of those great features like the wood trim, pocket doors, stained and leaded glass and more. We also were more apt to burn the wood because we couldn’t see the wood while we were holding the stripper over it. I’ve seen many websites rave about this tool, so perhaps if we had bought the hands-free stand, we would have liked it better. Another wonderful color with wood trim is a warm deepish brownish purpleish color.
You can find all kinds of versions of this similar trim all over the internet, but this is our very simple take. Anchored by a traditional red rug, high-back dining chairs and a chunky wood table offer comfortable seating for six. We cut our 1×6 to the width of the window plus 10 inches to leave an excess of 5 inches on each side. How do you feel about this, do you think painted trim takes away from the craftsman look or is it just a variation on the theme. Many of these homes have interior woodwork that required advanced woodworking skills, very expensive materials and extremely good tools.
The homeowners named this 1916 Craftsman bungalow Camellia Cottage after the 200-year-old camellia bushes around the property. So consider this style of interior trim if you plan on building a home in the Arts & Crafts, Craftsman or Bungalow style. So we made a Corian sleeve that just slid over the wood table and instantly made a Corian top. Stained wood also helps accentuate any use of art glass, which is common to doors of this style. The 1″ x 4″apron should be the same length as your Head piece, which was 3/4″ longer than the window casing on each side. Craftsman style wasn’t just about the obvious style that was built into the homes.
How these guys think they can get the window jamb extensions and surrounds the perfect width when there are so many variables in the construction process is beyond me. The walls are in Martha Stewart’s Spring Melt and the wainscoting and trim is in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White. I can understand wanting to lighten the look, but I think you could have done that by keeping the light floors (which could always be given darker stain by the next owner), refinishing the wood trim, and painting the walls a lighter color. The house ended up having significantly more craftsman detail once it was renovated.
Something I liked that you mentioned was that you went through several colors and pieces before you found your personal style. The craftsman style is all about showing off how the home was made and exposed finishes, joinery and intricate detailing is what sets this style apart from other design styles. Specifically, the term American Craftsman or Craftsman style are used to note the architecture, interior design and decorative arts that were widespread between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, roughly 1910 to 1925. There is a ton more to come in the overall closet remodel, plus I still have to install exterior trim.
While some design styles keep the exterior home separate from the interior, craftsman style creates an entire movement throughout the home symbolizing unity and the ability to feel like the home is built from the inside out. One of the most appealing features of the Sears home was the high-quality wood used for floors and trim. Image above: We trimmed out our giant red brick fireplace in a Craftsman style with flanking poplar bookshelves for a dramatic transformation. It usually has wide grain lines, meaning that it will have an informal appearance if stained.
I am still trying to learn what historic formula or formulas were used to achieve this affect and how to best replicate the one used in our three samples show that a first layer of bluish gray paint was applied to the wood and subsequently wiped off to create the appearance of a stain. Colorful flowers in window boxes dress up the exterior of this Craftsman-style cottage.
If you can get Transtint wood dyes you can easily make a colored shellac and use that to fill in scratches and places that have lost the original stain. The most important thing is to first lay a foundation of big, beautiful moldings — baseboards, door and window trim, crown molding and wainscoting. Available in a wide variety of finishes, iron balusters are made for interior stair construction and offer a classic design.