I have been working on trim in the house lately. We’re going with a Craftsman style for several reasons. For one, I don’t have to miter the corners. For another, I like it.
Here’s a view of the kitchen with a small closet on the left, the freezer alcove in the middle and the laundry enclosure on the right.
I have finished the trim from the right side of the laundry area door to the right side of the closet door. Here’s a close-up of the top of the door casing.
The top piece is the head casing. If you’re looking for a much more impressive name, you could call it the entablature, but I think that might be stretching it a bit. The top casing is made from a piece of stop molding to give a little definition to the bottom of the casing. The center of the casing is a slightly cut-down one-by-six. The top is a slightly cut down piece of brick molding. It still needs to have the nail holes and little gaps filled. Once that’s done, I’ll add another coat of paint. The paint looks white, but it’s slightly off-white to match the doors, which were painted at the factory. I think the factory called the color “moonglow.”
Here’s my work area. At some point it will be called our garage. I used to think our garage was huge. Not so much now.
I have a painting station on two sawhorses in the foreground. Behind that is my miter saw, which hides my table saw. To the right of that is a whole bunch of stuff that will eventually end up in a storage building or, possibly, in the basement. Among that stuff is the temporary sink the cabinet installers put in before the countertops were installed. There’s also a chainsaw, a tool bag, two lawnmowers, a pressure washer, some Mexican rugs, a compressor, two generators, four cat beds and two cat houses with heated pads. It might be a fun game to find stuff in the picture. Did you notice Smokey?
I use the compressor and a nail gun to install the trim. We usually keep the garage door up a little to let the cats come and go, but when I’m using the nail gun I close it to keep Zeke from running away. He does not like the sound it makes. Unfortunately for Zeke, I have a whole lot more trim to do.