Window/Door Trim

A miscalculation here. I planned my window and door bucks and the metal cap flashing assuming the trim would be 3/4-inch thick. Wrong! Trim comes in 5/4-inch standard. If I’d left the trim at 5/4-inch then it would have protruded too far out forcing me to extend the metal flashing.

So I had to rip the trim down to 3/4-inch on a table saw.

I assembled the trim on a workshop table, glued and tacked them together using butterfly clips Then installed the trim in one piece like a picture frame. It’s easier to get the miters good and true this way rather than putting it together piece by piece on a vertical surface.

Gable End Detail

As it’s a historic structure I needed to add a gable detail back in.

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Bill Dickens

I grew up on a hill country farm in New Zealand, then lived and worked in Hong Kong. I moved to Portland, Oregon in 2009. I'm presently renovating my 1929 "English Cottage" house in the Irvington Historic District.

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