an illustration of square cut interior window trim showing the rosette and the square-cut joint
Illustration: Harry Campbell
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The Square Cut Miter

In many Victorian-era, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival homes, casing ends are cut square, then butted against either adjacent casing edges or corner rosettes, which are separate blocks slightly thicker and wider than casing stock. For this joint to work, casings must be symmetrical, not tapered.

o) rosette

p) square-cut joint
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