Y’all, I’m so excited as a result of the answer to my toilet trim points got here to me yesterday, and I’ve been chomping on the bit to get in there and see if my will work since yesterday morning. I spend Wednesday afternoons at my mother’s home, after which Wednesday evenings at my church small group, so I awakened this morning excited to get what I must get finished this morning in order that I can get to work. In truth, I had deliberate on tackling a reader adorning query in as we speak’s put up, however I’m manner too excited, and my thoughts is manner too distracted, for me to gi
Sadly, I’ll not get very far as a result of I nonetheless must take down all the boards and spacers that I had already put in, and there’ll in all probability be some ceiling drywall restore wanted since I used building adhesive to connect these spacers.
So that can in all probability be a complete day’s work eradicating that trim and repairing the ceiling. However a minimum of now I really feel extremely motivated to do it as a result of I’ve an answer to my trim points!
So first, let me again up a bit and clarify the problems. My plan from the start was to put in crown molding constantly round each a part of this toilet, together with the bathroom space and the bathe. I needed to provide you with a approach to make the crown molding steady and easy because it transitioned from the principle a part of the lavatory into the bathe, which was a problem since there’s this 1″ x 5″ board delineating the principle a part of the lavatory from the bathe.
I additionally had to determine tips on how to cope with the truth that on the bathe facet of that transition board, there’s tile on the wall that stands proud 1/4-inch.
So my plan from the start was to put in a 1″ x 4″ (or a 1″ x 3″) board all alongside the highest of the partitions to make it flush with that transition board. I had deliberate to cope with the 1/4-inch distinction within the tile by utilizing my desk noticed to chop a rabbet into the again of the 1″ x 4″ board in order that the highest of the board would relaxation towards the wall, and the rabbet on the underside would accommodate the 1/4-inch projection of the tile (consider how a rabbet is lower into an image body in order that the glass will be recessed into the body). As soon as these 1″ x 4″ boards had been put in, then I’d simply set up crown molding on high of that, constantly across the total room.
That plan was all good and effectively aside from this beautiful vital dip within the ceiling within the bathe.
My contractor didn’t discover that, and his guys didn’t discover that. And I can’t get upset with them about that as a result of I didn’t discover it both (me, Ms. Eye-For-Element, Ms. Perfectionist). I didn’t discover it in any respect till the bathe was nearly utterly completed, and there’s no manner I’m having issues torn up at this level to repair it. If it had been on a wall that’s a focal wall from the principle space of the lavatory, then perhaps I’d have it fastened. nevertheless it’s on a wall that’s solely seen once you’re standing contained in the bathe, and I’m simply not going to fret about it.
However it does have an effect on crown molding. And that discrepancy is manner an excessive amount of to simply scribe and lower the highest of the crown molding to suit (that will make it extra apparent). And that’s after I got here up with the thought of doing a drop down across the perimeter of the room, after which putting in crown molding. However that made the crown molding manner too near the highest trim on the doorways within the toilet.
In order that’s the place this has stood, and I’ve been racking my mind making an attempt to provide you with an answer. The apparent straightforward reply to the bathe was simply to tile all the way in which as much as the ceiling. Vibrant white tile assembly a vibrant white ceiling makes that ceiling challenge disappear.
However then that left me with the difficulty of tips on how to finish the crown molding on the entrance to the bathe with out having to use a dangling return, which I don’t like, and simply refuse to make use of on this toilet. Not solely do I not just like the look of hanging returns, however then that leaves me with the 1″ x 5″ vertical transition board simply…there — simply useless ending into the ceiling with nothing ending it off on the ceiling. So I’d have a dangling return, which I dislike, proper earlier than a vertical board simply useless ending proper into the ceiling. None of that works for me. NONE of it.
And that’s the place my mind has been caught for a really very long time now, and I couldn’t appear to see previous my trim issues in any respect.
Yesterday, I noticed that I wanted to discover a answer that (1) completed off the tops of the vertical boards on both facet of the bathe entrance (in addition to the doorway to the bathroom space, since they must be symmetrical) so I don’t simply have boards useless ending into the ceiling, and (2) that gives some depth in order that the crown molding within the room can useless finish into the facet of no matter I exploit to complete off the tops of these transition boards. That manner, no hanging return is required. All I’d want is a straight lower on the crown molding.
So I began on the lookout for ways in which individuals useless finish crown molding, and I discovered two totally different options that would work for me.
First, I got here throughout mid-molding blocks, like this one from Lowe’s.
I can’t discover the scale that I want anyplace, and those I did discover (just like the one above) look awfully fancy for my home. However how arduous would that be to make? It’s only a squared field on the high, which may very well be made out of scrap lumber, after which three small items of crown molding on the backside. That’s fairly easy. And if I exploit the crown molding that I’ll be utilizing in the remainder of the room, mine could be quite a bit easier in design that that fancy one. That is the crown molding that I exploit, so you may see how a lot easier in design mine could be.
So principally, I’d make 4 of these to go on both facet of the doorway to the bathe and the bathroom space. They’d be put in on the high of these 1″ x 5″ transition boards like this…
After which all the crown molding can simply useless finish into these high blocks.
In order that’s one answer that I discovered, and I feel it may work and look actually fairly and intentional. That’s the important thing. I need no matter I exploit to look intentional, and never like an afterthought. Having a 1″ x 5″ board useless finish into the ceiling with a dangling return on the crown molding simply earlier than that board would look unfinished and like poor planning, and I need to keep away from that in any respect prices.
The second concept got here from this fashion of mid-molding block, additionally from Lowe’s.
I truly like this concept far more as a result of it appears to be like like a fairly corbel. However there’s no manner my perfection-seeking mind would let me use one thing like that if it doesn’t completely match the profile of the crown molding within the room.
In order that acquired me to enthusiastic about how I may make one thing like that. It might principally be a corbel is 4.5 inches broad, and that has the identical precise curve profile as my crown molding, however is bigger than the crown molding in order that the crown molding can useless finish into the facet of that corbel.
So principally, I’d need to take the profile of my crown molding, enlarge it about 125% or 150%, after which flip that design right into a corbel that may very well be connected on the tops of these vertical transition boards.
However this answer is quite a bit tougher and would require extra work. The best approach to go about this could be to start out with a block of wooden (in all probability by gluing 1″ lumber collectively till I get the suitable thickness), and as soon as it’s dry, utilizing a band noticed to chop out the design. However that’s the issue. I can’t discover a band noticed that may lower a 5 inch thickness.
I may lower the design out of 1″ lumber utilizing my jigsaw and a element curve blade, after which after they’re lower out, glue them collectively to kind a corbel that’s thick (broad) sufficient. However reducing them out individually would require a complete lot of element ending after they’re all glued collectively. However I would attempt it anyway simply because I actually just like the corbel concept greater than I like the opposite design with the sq. block on the high and the sharp crown molding element under.
I would make each of them after which examine and see which one I like higher. However I’m fairly certain that a kind of concepts will likely be a winner, and that can enable me to get shifting on this trim, after which transfer on to different initiatives within the room.
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