Fireplace trim advice

Old 09-21-17, 11:51 AM
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Fireplace trim advice

I have a gas fireplace that has tile around it. It has about 7" of textured drywall on both sides. I'd like to add wood trim and cover the drywall. Any suggestions that would make it look a little better?
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I'd remove the baseboard and add a wood 'leg' on each side of the tile.
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I would add wood trim to the sides.

I dont know how wide the flat part of your head trim is... but I would make the width of the vertical side trim about 85% the width of the horizontal head trim *not including crown*. So if that head is 6", the side could be 5 1/2. Make it about 85% as thick as the head is. The trim could start about 1/2" in from the ends of the head trim to create a step.

Then wrap the base of the vertical column with an additional 3/4" wrap... the height of that wrap will be about 15% short of a perfect rectangle. So if the front of the wrap is 7" it would be about 12" tall. Then trim the top of the wrap with 3/4" panel mould or speed base cap.

Let the trim overlap the tile as needed... main thing is getting the scale of the trim to look right. Your vertical trim and wrap at the base can both be built like a 3 sided box.

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