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Old 02-21-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
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My wife is tired of our tan plastic looking baseboard and door casing and has asked me to replace them with a squar look with an overhang.

I am attaching one pictures of our current set up and one picture of the casing look she is after.

Issue: Two of the doors are very close to each other. I have not measured it, but I think they are 1 inch away from the adjusent wall.

How would a trim carpentar approach this challange while keeping the look uniform with the rest of the doors?

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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I would just use smaller trim than the last image. You can get anything from square to very elaborate carvings. The one below is a simple fluted design. I don't think running 1x into the corner would look very attractive. You could use rosettes in the top corners to give it a more finished look.



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Old 02-21-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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Zorfox - I agree, but she really wants the overhang look. I have not tried it but I was thinking of trying a 3/8 or 1/4 overhang.

The other problem that I think I'm going to face is, the casing. The casing is about 5/8ths and with the them so close they might acutally touch each other. grrrrrrrr

Trust me, once she has her mind set on something, its hard to change it.
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I have a similar problem with a couple of my doors in a hallway that leads to the garage. In my search, I've found a couple of images and the Joy of Moldings site that offered some pretty interesting ideas regarding "dissolves".

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I second how to do it above. That's how I did it in my house. Going for a Craftsman feel, I'd say you don't want it being thin and be afraid for it to touch. Run it into each other and "dissolve" it like above.
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Wow, dissolve looks nice. The only issue would be it does not have any overhang, which means to stay uniform, I have to skip the overhang look.
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You can have the trim meet in the middle and still do the overhang on the outside edges of the doors. Thing of the top board as spanning both doors as one unit.
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the dissolve method is pretty much the only way to do it properly, its a much cleaner more professional looking finish. i use it all the time when both windows and doors are close together at corners

the use of rosettes shown above is a very dated look. more specifically screams late 80's - early 90's
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