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stubborn1 07-25-2012 08:57 PM

Suggestions on trimming out room with pine car siding
I finished hanging the 1x8 pine car siding in our family room and am now thinking about what material to trim out the room in. See photo below. Specifically:

1. Wall to ceiling joint. Was thinking about a 3/4" pine cove type molding.
2. Wall to wall. Same thought as above. Not sure how to cut the 3 way intersection of wall to wall to ceiling.
3. Base. Do I even need wood base in a room like this? I'm leaning towards putting it in because I think it would look weird not having a base. First thought is a 1x3 pine board with edges sanded smooth. Maybe a larger board - 1x6?
4. Window/door casing. Again, thinking about 1x3 trim here. I was going to give it a "rustic" look by over running the horizontals 1/2-1" past the verticals instead of trying a mitered joint.

Anyone have suggestions or different ideas than above? Thanks for your ideas.

mae-ling 07-26-2012 01:29 AM

Cove at the ceiling would be fine.
Around the windows maybe something that pops somehow?
More wood would just blend in.

Pianolady 07-26-2012 06:45 AM

How would you feel about black trim around the windows using your original casing idea? Would add a contrast color.

We used this color combination in our basement and like it a lot.

Our basement with black trim:

cutncrown 07-26-2012 10:59 AM

Crown Molding
We personally are excited to see this room with some nice and extremely simple crown molding. Don't be afraid to contrast the color a bit. Not sure if this pine accepts the black like your room does so well @pianolady. You seemed to have nailed a bit more contemporary room. It looks great! :thumbsup:

stubborn1 07-27-2012 06:20 AM

Thanks for the ideas - we had considered going with a dark walnut color stain for the trim - give the room a bit more modern look. I may give it a shot.

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