Need advice on triming radius windows

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Old 11-11-08, 07:16 AM
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Need advice on triming radius windows

I have radius windows above regular windows. The problem is that the space between the two windows does not allow both windows to be trimmed individually. The space is about 3 1/2". They are not exactly in line with each other (about 1/2-3/4'" off). What is a creative way to trim them and get a good finished apperance???

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Old 11-11-08, 01:28 PM
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Option 1: case the perimeter of the entire unit... which would create inside miters at the bottom left and right corners of the radius window- then to cap the space below the radius window, install a 1/4" thick horizontal mullion cap that is 3 1/2" wide.

Option 2: case the lower window by itself, running the top casing all the way through. Install a "stool" below the radius window that is an appropriate size to cover (1 1/4 x 1 1/4?). The radius casing will sit on top of the stool.

Option 3: 3 1/2" rosettes at lower corners of the radius, and an appropriate moulding in between

Option 4: wait for other suggestions.
 

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Old 11-22-08, 07:58 AM
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Thanks for your reply! I've tried to respond a little sooner, but for some reason I couldn't get on to the forum for a while. I'm leaning towards your first suggestion, however I have another question. If I run the casing straight down to the lower window (it does look like they will line up much better than I first thought), why do I need miter cuts on the bottom left and right of the radius windows. I'm having a hard time picturing this in my mind???


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Option 1: case the perimeter of the entire unit... which would create inside miters at the bottom left and right corners of the radius window- then to cap the space below the radius window, install a 1/4" thick horizontal mullion cap that is 3 1/2" wide.

Option 2: case the lower window by itself, running the top casing all the way through. Install a "stool" below the radius window that is an appropriate size to cover (1 1/4 x 1 1/4?). The radius casing will sit on top of the stool.

Option 3: 3 1/2" rosettes at lower corners of the radius, and an appropriate moulding in between

Option 4: wait for other suggestions.
 
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Old 11-23-08, 04:14 PM
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Because IMO it would look best that way... but it all depends on the piece of casing you have (or have made) for that radius window.. and whether the legs of that piece of trim are parallel or not as they extend below the bottom of the radius window. (sometimes radius casing is more like a circle, meaning the legs are not parallel and start getting closer to one another once they drop lower than the bottom of the radius window). So I guess that in a way it depends on what you can get for radius trim.

If you case straight across the lower window, the radius casing would still have to extend down about 1 1/4" below the bottom of the radius window... and then you'd have to install a piece of trim (likely 1/4" thick horizontal mullion cap that is about 1 1/4" wide) at the bottom of the radius window, because you would have covered the bottom 2 1/4" with the casing that runs straight across the top of the lower window. If that makes sense? Yes, picturing it in your mind is often the hardest part.
 
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