Too much of the same trim??


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Old 04-06-19, 07:50 AM
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Question Too much of the same trim??

I have 5 things being trimmed out on one 20ft wall. Two speaker shelf built-ins, two windows, and one TV built-in. I am thinking that using the same trim as on the windows might look a little repetitive. How do the pros handle a situation like this??

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Old 04-06-19, 08:24 AM
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FWIW, I would put the same trim on the smaller ones but leave the big TV one frameless or leave all three trimless. Regardless, adding trim to the others would not look repetitive.
 
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Thanks, Shadeladie. By leaving the TV frameless do you mean instead of boxing it out, use drywall and corner bead?
 
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Old 04-06-19, 08:52 AM
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I mean just leaving the trim off. I'd have to leave that to someone else to explain the how-to, lol! I was just giving my opinion from a decorating point of view.
 
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haha got it .

Yeah, It would need some sort of trim to cover the gap between the wall and the wood frame.

I'm thinking maybe do the two speaker shelves the same as the window trim and the TV a small half round moulding.
 
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You could frame out the TV hole like you would a picture frame - no stool/apron.
 
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I ended up trimming the speaker shelves out in the same window trim. I think it looks good but I still think doing the TV might be too much so I think I will go with a simple Bullnose trim.

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Old 04-06-19, 05:40 PM
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The only thing a "pro" might have done differently is made the jambs the same height as the windows so that all your head pieces would line up in a straight line... not be up and down randomly with some higher and some lower than others. Also your windows still need an apron under them, but I realize you're not done yet.

If you want to minimize the amount of casing, and make your cabinetry look like... well, cabinets... and not windows, you would use flat stock and 1x2 face frames like I mentioned earlier in a different thread.
 
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Old 04-07-19, 03:34 PM
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Yeah, I had some sort of method to why I didn't make all the jambs the same hight. Funny thing is I'm not sure what it was now that the project has been going on 5 years.

Xsleeper, could you please tell me what side is supposed to face up on this test piece of the sill? My buddy let me borrow a router and bit to edge my window sills but I have no idea what side is the top!

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Old 04-07-19, 04:25 PM
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I wouldn't use that profile on a sill. That's a beading bit. You want a plain roundover. You could make that bit work if you raised it about 3/16" so that it only made the rounded part. Then do that on both edges to make it a bullnose.
 
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😯 ugh, I didn't realize you responded until after I routed the sills! What is a beading bit used for??
 
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Old 04-20-19, 08:53 AM
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After the paint, I am really happy with the way it came out. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Old 04-20-19, 02:46 PM
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End result looks good..
Kudos.
 
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Looks nice!
 
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