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Old 05-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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back in the day we'd buy a template tool for marking and cutting bullnose corner bead in order to wrap around doors and window, ect ect. That and the carpenters had to cut their trim to fit the radius..it sucked bad.
FYI for DIY's ...now days you just need to buy the prefab insets that turn corners and return to square at base height crown height.

even though I've been finishing for 24 years, I've never actually taken the time to do cost comparisons to the cost of labor vrs the cost of a nice wood trim around a window.
Most builders use wood trim around windows and a nice oak trim can be expensive in comparison to just a regular beaded sheetrock which other builders do use.
This question is actually from my wife as we were discussing it a few nights ago.
what's more expensive....? a nice wood trim around windows or the use of bullnose bead over sheetrock around windows?

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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i didnt do the math but with material and labour for a carpenter to trim out a window with nice good wood like with oak it would be more expensive and it can hold up better if the window leaks or the window is left open. you'll have to consider staining and finishing the wood plus its not that mdf crap you can just hack, slash, and fill full of buck shot. now with an mdf window trim i'd say cheaper then drywall.

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