Howe Casing for Doors


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Old 05-28-08, 10:28 PM
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Howe Casing for Doors

Saw this available at Lowe's. Anyone install this before or have any pics? I can't seem to find any online.

I google'd and Howe casing seems to be on a feature list for custom homes. Is this considered high end?

I think it looks pretty good. I was considering it since my baseboards are going to be 11/16 inch thick and I needed a thicker door casing to match up to it. What do you guys think of it?

Here's a link to a pic:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...212&lpage=none

Thanks for your thoughts.
 
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Old 05-29-08, 04:18 AM
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Howe, or colonial casings do add an elegance to your doors and windows. Since you have thicker base, the thicker casings would be in order. I think you will be glad you did.
 
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Thanks chandler. Is colonial another name for Howe casings? I just can't seem to google any images of installed Howe casings.
 
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Quick question: Howe casing is installed just like normal casings right? i.e. no need for Plinth blocks and use mitered corners?
 
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Absolutely. In fact, unless you used a deep plinth block, it would look odd. Just miter it and install regularly.
 
 

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