Window trims can be an important part of your home especially
if you want to keep the heat and cooling cost down in
the bills area. This is mainly achieved in putting in
new windows. One option called a “stool and apron”
which is a style that is completed with a mitered casing.
don’t get discouraged if the window trim doesn’t
fit the first time, most don’t. You may need to
remove a small amount of drywall around the corners or
the back wall to get the trim to fit just right. If it
still does not fit correctly then try shaving some of
the miter off. The most important thing to remember is
to measure twice before you even touch the wood or cut
it. Make sure to take your time when cutting the wood.
You can always take off wood but it is very hard, and
it will never look the same, to put the wood back on.
sure to start with the largest windows in your house first
just incase you do cut something too short than you can
just use it for one of the smaller windows. The very first
thing to do is to measure all of the windows and decide
on the amount of trim that will be needed. One thing to
do is to rent a power miter if you do not own one this
is the project to have it for. It might be a good idea
to get a fan with a reverse switch on it and blow out
the dust or to work outside to prevent the dust from getting
in your work area inside.
you will want to cover everything you don’t want
coated in dust with a drop cloth. Also remember to wear
those safety goggles. The stool for the window needs to
be cut an inch and a half longer than the windows measurement.
Mark the outside edges of where the window trim is going
to be so that you have a reference point. After you have
marked the window align the mitered pieces of trim, or
what is now the window stool on the window. You may also
need to plane the actual window to make sure that it aligns
with the window sash.
aligning the windows stool and trim you need to measure
the jamb of the window. If these jambs are flush with
the interior of the window than you will need to extend
them. To determine if this is need or the size measure
from the jamb to the straight edge. This should tell you
the size needed for the extension on the jamb. After determining
if the jambs need extensions than you need to install
the casings for the window. Then after that you need to
affix the return apron.