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looking for a nice way to finish/trimout attic trap door

looking for a nice way to finish/trimout attic trap door

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Old 05-29-07, 10:24 AM
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looking for a nice way to finish/trimout attic trap door

i would like to change out a cheap looking trim/moulding used to finish an attic door and make it look more professionally finished. it has access from a laundry room so it's in a visible place.

It's side by side with a recessed panel which houses a fluorecent light which has the same ugly trim.

The trim on both currently looks like this:
http://images.lowes.com/product/051751/051751065145.jpg

Any suggestions to make both the door and the recessed light box look more professionally finished would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

jim
 
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Old 05-29-07, 02:52 PM
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Jim: welcome to the forums! You may look at the more opulent looking colonial trim molding. It is wider than the tear drop you presently have, and lays flat. Just make sure you have enough room for the molding to go side by side with the units in place. You didn't indicate how close the light fixture was to the stairs.
 
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Old 06-02-07, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, Larry.

I was hoping to finish it out some other way then with a trim because trim calls attention to itself.
 
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Old 06-03-07, 03:45 AM
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If the gap isn't too great on either side or end of the installation, you could reduce the size of molding to suit your needs. I misunderstood your op, as I thought you wanted to dress it up a little more. The narrower the molding, however, the less stable it will be, since it should extend past the framing of the staircase and imbed itself on the framing next to it.
 
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