Signature Trim Details
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Synopsis: It may be among the last things a finish carpenter places in a house, but the interior trim is often the thing that helps to make a first impression of a house. Here, senior editor Charles Bickford provides a look at seven examples of distinctive interior trim details, including close-up photos and drawings illustrating construction details. The trim examples include an entry hall, a built-in recess, a door jamb, windows, a sliding door, and a fireplace mantel.
When you build a house, the interior trim is one of the last things to be installed, but one of the first things you notice after it’s complete. Because it’s always visible, interior trim deserves a fair amount of effort in both design and execution. For the designers who drew the plans and the carpenters who installed it, these details showcase their craft to an audience every day, a calling card of…