Window trim debate
Building our own home and want a craftsman/arts and crafts kind of feel to it without feeling like we are tryng to make an exact replica of something.
I want some window trim like that shown here:
inside and outside. My father's house had something very similar. It was built in 1911 or thereabouts in a small town by the owner of the lumber yard. My DH has all the skills to do this, but he is worried about a couple of the exterior windows. Some are protected by the porch or a dormer roof, but we have three that will not be covered by porch, overhang or a dormer. He says the detail at the top (I believe it's a piece of crown that is returned on each end) will be an invitation for water create some havoc over time. The sills, slanted slightly down, won't do that, but he insists that the top detail will. We will have Hardiboard siding around the windows, then trim most likely with wood.
What have others done about this kind of period look trim on exterior windows that are unprotected by roof or porch or dormer? It would really change the feel of the front of the house imho if we didn't use the same trim details on all of the windows, but I can't really suggest we build the potential for water damage. Suggestions? Ideas? Comments?
Here is a link that might be useful: Window trim link