How did you trim your vinyl windows (pics please)

elliedJune 19, 2008

What type moulding did you use. I would like more than just picture frame casing but not sure how to put a stool on since you can't nail into the window itself.

Please help with some ideas and pictures of yours.


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Are you asking about inside and/or outside?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 2:09PM
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Sorry, should have specified. Inside, please.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 4:34PM
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Is this what you are asking for?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 11:22PM
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Here are a few of my windows.

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    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 12:09AM
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Don't have a close up but here you go.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 12:11AM
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Here's what we did:

The vinyl windows are Jeld Win Atlantic Pro series(I think that's the name) and they have slots to insert wood trim. Our window stool is thicker than the slot (it's perfect for the sides though) and so we routered the board so it fit into the slot. It's then nailed to the studding/blocking in the wall to hold it secure.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 7:47AM
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Thanks, that is exactly what I wanted.

acountryfarm, I love the natural wood mixed with the white.
Can you show me your trim on the inside of your doors, also.

We do not have any slots for the window stool. Our window frame is just flat and square. How would you attach the stool in our case.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 12:12PM
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ellied - I hate to disappoint you but the natural wood you see is fingerjointed hemlock. Everything you see will be painted white.
Thanks for the compliments.
Here are some interior doors.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 12:39PM
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Wow acountryfarm! The arch entryway with arched door is awesome! (the rest is pretty awesome, too!)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 5:33PM
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I second that, very, very pretty!!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 11:07AM
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The casings are VERY nice! So was everything else. Outstanding craftsmanship and very obviously high budget if done with a "budget" at all. I'm not knocking these but it's completely impractical to expect a DIY'er like most of us to come up with those results. It's deflating to look at pics like those when you're trying to dress existing windows on a budget of about $50 a window. Those windows dressings look like they're about $100 to $200 per window if I had to guess. Most of us just can't afford it. My windows have blinds already and are finished with drywall. I'm not going to throw the blinds out to put wood on the sides so, I'll add a wood sill/stool and apron and pic frame the sides and top. That will come out nice enough and keep me around $150 for 4 windows at 4'X3'.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 1:51PM
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tdpillo - Please excuse my harshness, but I think you are judging before asking questions.

For the record much of our home is DIY. My husband and I did all the hardwood floors, did the majority of subway tile. We did all the grout and mortar. We also did at least half of the millwork throughout the house. We did our own concrete stairs outside in 3 different places, did the scoring on the concrete slab in greatroom, will also do the staining and sealing when the time comes. We did almost all the paint prep. Will do ALL the painting, did the crown throughout the house, did the columns, did the beadboard. Will do the T & G in the outside breezeway. Will set all the finish plumbing fixtures and do final cleanup and all the landscaping which is extensive.

I have 11 children, and yes this is a large, expensive home. We absolutely had a budget. If I wanted the house of my dreams I knew we would have to do the work. We also had an incompetent builder that did nothing so we had no choice.

Our current home is also a house we re-did everything. We had a smallish (2200 sq. ft) home that had basic apt. type molding everywhere. Formica counters, lino floors etc. We re-did all woodwork, counters, floors, etc. We now have a lovely home to sell w=hen our other home is finished.
People can DIY and get these results. It is not impossible. But with such a negative attitude it would be hard for sure. I see something and I want to do it. I have learned so much just getting my hands dirty and saying I can do this.

Our current home looks beautiful for a very small amount of money. It can be done, you just have to want it and do the work. I searched out bargains, deals, and internet finds regularly. I do not think someone is destined to mediocrity because of money.

Life is what you make it, not what your stuck with.

1 Like    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 3:38PM
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Your house looks beautiful. I can't wait to see finished pictures. You have also inspired me and my DIY abilities. I love your quote that you don't think someone is destined to mediocrity because of money. That is something we all seem to forget. thanks and good luck with the rest of your project.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 4:23PM
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I'm trying to figure out how trimming vinyl windows would be any different from trimming wood windows.

"Picture frame" trim on Pollard all vinyl windows

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 5:50PM
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bto24 - thank you very much. I appreciate your comments.

I am constantly amazed at such negative attitudes and then people blame others for their problems, etc.

We can do just about anything we set our minds to, its not always easy, but doing nothing and complaining about it is nothing to be proud of.

Thanks again for your compliments.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 1:17PM
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acountryfarm........your quote is amazing and so is your house. WOW! And 11 children....WOWOW! Wonderful!

Your new home is truly my dream home and I hope you will share pictures once everything is painted. We have a way to go before we can start trimming any windows, but I envision a similar style as yours for our interior.

ellied, I have no pictures to share with you yet, but I hope you find what your're looking for.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 10:24PM
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Mamabird - thank you for the kind words. We are now finished with paint prep and will be painting next week. I can't wait to post pics. IT has been a long 3 years and still don't know how this will all turn out on the legal side. I pray everyday that I will be able to move into this house we have worked so hard on.

You probably haven't read my whole story (its been on other posts) but I am amazed at the things contractors and banks can get away with.

In any case we are happy and healthy and we go forward because there are no guarantees that we have anything beyond today. If this ever turned out to be my last moments I wouldn't want sadness and despair to be what I was remembered for. I want my children to know me for what I can get done not what I wallowed in.

Thanks Again !!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 12:39PM
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hi we have just installed all new vinyl windows but they need buildouts. we had wood windows before used all wood oak trim so can i still use the oak or should i go white i wonder what would look better. i love what you have done do you have the dimensions for the wood pieces maybe i can try that please help thanks

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 11:00PM
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You're talking to people who were here 4 years ago.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 4:59PM
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