Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fancy pants architraves

The great thing about building your own house, is that you can pretty much do what you want with the finishes. One of the finishes that we see a lot in weatherboard houses is external architraves with gaps down the side like this:

We want to make ours look "finished off" so are filling these gaps with wood strips scribed to match the outline of the weatherboards.

Here is a progress shot of the first one:
 And here is it being cut out with the circular saw:

We also wanted something a little more decorative and in keeping with the characteristics of the old section of the house. See the one in my bedroom here.

So this is what they look like.

Attaching the canopy on the top

We love it.

However, it is still missing the scotia under the bottom sill. It will look a lot beefier once that is on. I selected 110mm wide Tasmania oak timber so should hold up well in the weather and the wide architrave really gives it an expensive and classic look. I love how the top piece overhangs and has that little tapper angle.

This is just the first undercoat, so we have a lots to do still, until it is done. But so far, so good.


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