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Old 12-09-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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I would like to install new window trim around my kitchen window. I'm not sure how to measure for the trim. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you

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Measure the trim and add a foot. Trim is very inexpensive. Better to have more, than not enough.

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Please don't take offense to this, but if you don't know how to measure for it, how do you propose to install it?
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It measures the same way, that you measure for a picture frame.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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Measure the trim and add a foot. Trim is very inexpensive. Better to have more, than not enough.
Yeah, for sure. Better to throw away a couple feet of trim than to end up 2 inches short!

When it comes time to put it on, don't measure. Hold the piece of wood up to the window and mark it where you want it cut -- you eliminate two opportunites to mis-use a tape measure that way. I put on the two sides first, and then set the top upside down on the sides and mark it for length.

I like to use a 1/4" reveal on window trim. I set a combination square to 1/4" and make marks on the jambs.
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