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McFly
Trimming doors & windows of varying heights
McFly

We're in the process of updating our 1885ish farmhouse. And by updating, I mean getting rid of the nondescript varnished ****en oak my husband's grandparents installed in the 1960's and replacing the baseboards and window and door trim with bulkier Craftsman style moldings. Oh- and the hollow core doors in the same lovely shade. Those are going too.

This house has had 4 additions put on over the years as well as a couple of major remodels. In each of those additions/remodels, no one took into account any of the window or door heights used in other parts of the house.

So here's my question:
If, in the same room, I have 2 doors and 2 windows all of differing heights (up to 6" different), do I adjust the size of the trim so the sight line isn't jagged? I'm assuming yes, but I'm concerned about the 6" difference between the one window and door (which are pretty close to each other). Won't it look funny having all that extra trim on that one door? I just can't visualize it.

TIA-
M

PS- Putting in taller doors isn't an option

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Trimming doors & windows of varying heights
HoustonRemodeler

M,

Its completely a personal choice. We normally do as told by the person writing the checks.

Embrace that you live in an old house, one with a history. No one will fault you for differnt height trim work.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Trimming doors & windows of varying heights
Mastercarpentry
HoustonRemodeler wrote:

M,

Its completely a personal choice. We normally do as told by the person writing the checks.

Embrace that you live in an old house, one with a history. No one will fault you for differnt height trim work.

It's either this or redo the whole mess trying to replicate the character as closely as you can. Slight differences aren't hugely visible to most folks and you can often gain or lose a total of 1/2" by adjusting reveals equally well but sometimes it's all or nothing and nothing looks good enough when all is considered.

Phil

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