Trim Carpentry is throughout our entire home, simple baseboard trim to cover up the gaps between the wall and floor or something complex like a coffered ceiling which will really make your room pop.
Trim Carpentry is the final finishing touch on a project to tie it all together. Trim carpentry covers up imperfections in other work that has taken place. A room really comes to life when it is properly trimmed out. Trim Moldings are readily available in Oak, Pine, and a large inventory of MDF at a much cheaper price. Additional mouldings can be cut in a variety of different wood such as Cherry, Walnut etc, but this process can tend to be expensive, so it is much better to use in stock trim wherever possible.
Build-Outs & Jamb Extension
Sometimes window and door jambs are not at the correct width, rather than replacing your door jamb it is easier and much more cost effective to simply add build-outs in order to prepare your door or window for casing trim.
Jamb & Door Installation
Proper door jambs are critical to a fully functional swinging door. If your jambs are not properly plumb then your door can end up hitting the jamb, rubbing, and may not even close properly which may cause you in the end to start cutting up the door unnecessarily which will look awful in the end. A proper rough opening is necessary to framing a good door jamb properly to the correct size of the door. Once you have your door swinging on your new door jamb it is proper to install door stops and scribe the door to the existing floor.
Door & Window Casing
Door and window casing cover up the gaps and shims within the rough opening and gives the jambs a finished look to the wall. It is important to add a reveal to your casing installations, a good reveal will create an illusion of a single piece of stock wrapping around walls, doors and windows.
Baseboard trim may seem like an easy part of trim carpentry but the reality is if you don’t know what your are doing, baseboard trim can be a nightmare. Utilizing techniques like Stick and Cope Joinery really guarantees a superior finish and gives you the beautiful room you were looking for.
Crown Moulding is a great way to add architectural details to your home. Crown Moulding can set the tone of your room from classic with large wooden mouldings to modern with MDF mouldings. Style is important and crown moulding fits just about any design. Crown moulding may be beautiful but it is an advanced form of trim carpentry because it can be very difficult to install because of the complex compound cuts and it is very easy to twist the stock from wall to wall forcing your seams to line up improperly.
Wainscoting is an excellent upscale addition of trim carpentry. Invented for durability issues, used in modern living for aesthetics while still satisfying it’s original function. Wainscoting ranges from straight capped paneling, mitered trim boxes, flat panel and raised panel stick and cope. The addition of wainscoting creates an elegant look within the home and is never a mistake when installed properly.
Coffered Ceilings are certainly one of the most advanced trim carpentry projects. Coffered ceilings consists of precise framing, panel work, and crown moulding, when all together it creates an amazing look for your ceiling. Coffered ceilings use every trick in the trim carpentry handbook but it is well worth it in the end.