Craftsman style door caps


  #1  
Old 10-15-08, 08:15 AM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Craftsman style door caps

Hi,

I want to find a simple method to make door and window caps. I have heard that you can take the trim board, make it approx 2 " longer than necessary; cut each end off at a 45 degree angle, and then swap the small ends to fit under the 45 degree cut of the trim piec to make a smooth cornered end . But, I would like some diagrams or measurements so I don't have to make it up as I go along. Anyone heard of this technique?

Thanks for your help
 
  #2  
Old 10-15-08, 08:33 AM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 19,281
Received 7 Upvotes on 7 Posts
I think you are talking about the same thing as a mitered return , such as is used for chair rail. But I'm no expert trim carpenter...

Here is one explanation....there's a ton if you do a search for that term.

http://www.construction-resource.com/miter-return.php
 
  #3  
Old 10-15-08, 03:00 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
A mitered return...

Exactly what I was trying to find. Thanks very much!
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: