Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trim work - 3 times as fast and 3 times as easy!

So workers are here finishing the trim work in my dining room.  Here is a picture of the windows that they framed out.  I just about died when I saw this header molding.  The reason - because that is one piece of wood - not 3!

Here is what it looks like - I think this size is 4" and you can get it in 5 and 6" sizes as well.

My husband and I had no idea this product existed - see below where my husband went with a similar look for our Master Bath.  Notice the top of the door and the horizontal piece that wraps all the way around the room on top of the vertical boards.  ONLY that is 3 PIECES and 3 times the WORK!!!  I'm sure it was more money too.  Had we known!  I guess the reason we didn't is because we have always picked up our wood at Home depot or Lowes to do our home trim work projects and I don't think they carry this stuff (unless I somehow just missed it).  Obviously it is something the Pro's know about and probably use all the time.

Just thought I would save you the time and headache incase you are into DIY trim work.  I'm really excited because I have always wanted an additional header at the top of every door in my house, just like we did in the bathroom - and now that is definitely looking like an easy and doable project!

I am so excited to show you all the dining room when it is finished - hopefully just another week!


  1. Did you find out where they sell that trim? That's something that I could do! I need some interest in my home. And, if you live by where you shop, we live in the same area. Thanks!

  2. I have never been there but I understand the place is called R&G molding in Clearfield, Utah.

  3. Ok, this may be a silly question, but what is used for the finished sides of the moulding? The pic shows where it's cut it is brown and straight, but your sides are finished. I was thinking about trying a project like this myself!! Have never done it before but hopefully I can learn :)

    1. If you look at the second picture you can see that you use the same piece of trim to finish the sides, you will cut both pieces of trim (the front and the sides) at a 45 degree angle so that when fit together it creates a 90 corner that runs back into the wall.