DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi there,


I'm looking to trim and case this opening but I think I'm going to have an issue with the 90 degree turns since they go in opposite directions. For instance, the thicker outside portion of my casing which would meet at the outer corners around the top half of the wall will have to meet at the inside corners at the bottom half of the wall (i.e. the trim going up from the floor to the top of the pony wall, then turning 90 degrees and running parallel to the floor). I hope that made sense.


How would you suggest casing this opening given this "issue"?



Thanks
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,749 Posts
Use a good miter saw and cut inside and outside meters. I don’t understand the problem.
 
  • Like
Reactions: de-nagorg

·
Hammered Thumb
Joined
·
3,991 Posts
I think . . . you are talking about the apron molding underneath the wall cap, using the same profile but being turned "upside down", and how that will be mitered where it meets the upper casing coming down to this wall cap.

Here is a better solution, extend the cap. Also a plinth block would work.




I seem to remember you were doing some wainscotting, doesn't that affect all this trim anyway?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I think . . . you are talking about the apron molding underneath the wall cap, using the same profile but being turned "upside down", and how that will be mitered where it meets the upper casing coming down to this wall cap.

Here is a better solution, extend the cap. Also a plinth block would work.
View attachment 590709
View attachment 590711


I seem to remember you were doing some wainscotting, doesn't that affect all this trim anyway?

Thanks for the ideas. Yes, I was going to do wainscotting in here but I don't think I'm going to. I didn't love how it looked when I built up a piece for one wall.


As for your suggestion, would you consider extending the apron down to the floor at the open end of the half wall? I'm going to want that exposed jamb trimmed, so whatever I use as the apron would have to be used to case the portion of the wall between the ledge and the floor.
 

·
Hammered Thumb
Joined
·
3,991 Posts
I'm going to want that exposed jamb trimmed, so whatever I use as the apron would have to be used to case the portion of the wall between the ledge and the floor.
If you're open to opinions, mine is casing the lower wall end would look out of place. I'd have it just like the pic I included. Both drywall or wood will get banged up and need filled either way. If you want it for ornamentation, where more would match the style of what you're doing to the rest of the house (and wainscot if you do some anywhere), then I would do a faux column.

The apron profile you choose might need to be a little smaller than the door casing because of the light switch on the other side, can't tell dimension exactly.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top