Interior door casing/trim

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In a project when you get to the trim work, that’s when things really start to shine but there are many ways and styles to case or trim a door.

Below is an example of a simple and clean flat casing. In this case the vertical pieces are 1 x 4″ boards that are integrated into a 1 x 6″ band the goes around the top of the room. As you will notice here these are actually door openings with no door but the principle of continuity is shown.

Here is a style of casing that adds a much more refined look to your doors by adding various elements that break the lines. They have also used a wider board at the top and added a bit of detail to the top which draws your eye upward as you look at the casing.
Below we have a door casing that is even more ornate and is accomplished by attaching additional pieces of moldings to create depth and detail. It takes a bit longer to do than say a flat casing but most certainly worth it if done in keeping with the rest of the home.

You could also do something like this using a fluted trim board and rosettes at the top. At the base of this style of trim you would probably use plinth blocks to tie into the baseboard.

In case you weren’t sure what a plinth block was and how it transitioned the two trims, I thought a photo would help clarify things.

 We now come to an important aspect of door casing that can’t be overlooked. Door casing naturally goes to the floor and at the floor is the baseboard. These two elements have to work together to provide a consistent and uniform look. If they are co-ordinated then you end up with beautiful finished room. 

Or a mess!
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About Todd Vendituoli

Todd Vendituoli has been a builder for almost 30 years with companies in Vermont and the Bahamas and HomeCentrl is an extension of those years of building experience highlighting everything about your home. I am presently working within the field of social media and using my years of construction and design knowledge to help others understand and use social media to enhance their businesses in a multitude of different ways. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and a variety of other social networks.
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