||10-08-2011 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by jiju1943
Not if they asked for it. I have contracted/built million dollar custom homes also and no the aprons didn't look like that, my point is there is not really a set standard. I know there are rubber stamp houses out there where they use the same style over and over but that is not the only way acceptable, those are contractor or market houses, well they use to be before everything went to the dogs. :)
I agree that whatever the buyer wants, the buyer gets, but in the last 25 years, not only have I never been asked to do an apron like that, I've never been in a house that had them done that way and I always make it a point to look at trim details.
Some might consider that picture framed effect custom, but I would definitely argue that it goes against the set standard in an application that includes a stool cap.
In my experience, it's either a mitered return into the wall (custom), or a 5 degree angled slash on each end to fool the eye into an illusion of a mitered return. (Tract or development quality)