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tdeepness 06-08-2010 08:43 PM

Corner Rosettes and Doorway Trim
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I'm updating all the moldings (baseboards and trim) in my house. I bought corner rosettes for the doorways and walkways so I could avoid trying to mitre the corners. The rosettes are 3 3/4", so it's wider than the trim which is 3". I started putting it up in my hallway, but I don't know if I did it. I didn't center the rosette and the trim, I had the rosette on the corner of the door jamb, and then off set the trim 1/8" from the edge of the door jamb. Does this look ok? I've included a picture of the corner (don't mind the nail holes, haven't filled those yet).

Should I have centered the rosette and trim? If I do that then the trim will be off set from the door jamb more than 1/8" and would have more of the door jamb exposed.

Before I did anymore, I wanted to get some opinions. Thanks

Leah Frances 06-08-2010 09:13 PM

Looks good to me! :thumbsup:

fireguy 06-09-2010 12:56 AM

Not to hurt your feelings, that looks terrible.

The first 2 sites seem to have the same patterns.

I did not like anything the 3rd site shows. But none of them look like my rosettes. My rosettes are 120 years old. When I needed to match mine, I had to have a pattern made first.

I like those above the best.

Do a search for rosette and you will find more stuff.

Ok, this guy is my favorite

Willie T 06-09-2010 07:48 AM

I'm doing a couple of windows this afternoon for a woman who just loves those plinth blocks with flat, fluted casing. I personally think they........... well it doesn't matter what I think, does it?

As for your installation, I'll point out only three things:

You could have achieved a better look with either larger casing of smaller blocks (they come in all sizes)

You really should hold the casing back from the edge of the door jambs and headers the same distance. You seem to be much closer to the edge on top than you are of the side. 3/16 to a quarter inch is nice. On larger trim, I hold back as much as 3/8".

And the block appears to be cocked. Try straightening it, or lay the caulk to it.

Other than that, you installed it in the most commonly accepted manner.

One hint: Use only adhesive on the blocks if possible, no nails.

Thurman 06-09-2010 09:34 AM

YOU asked for opinions, you are getting them, and all should be constructive. I personally don't like the way yours turned out. I like these to be centered with the moldings. Smaller blocks would be one way. Adjusting the molding out to fit in the center would be another, only if there is enough room to move it. Try laying something out on the floor before proceeding with final installation. David

kredman 06-09-2010 09:43 AM

This is how I'm going to do some:

tdeepness 06-09-2010 07:51 PM

thanks everyone for commenting, my feelings weren't hurt, I was happy to get your comments. This is exactly what I needed since I haven't done this before. It didn't look right to me, that's why I thought it would be good to get your thoughts.

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