Craftsman Style Trim Dimensions:
The width of the craftsmanship trim is not too wide. It’s just enough to cover the door frame without being too tight or loose. The length of the craftsmanship trim is also not too long either.
Its length should fit perfectly with your door frame. The height of the craftsmanship trim is also not too high either. It should be at least equal to your doorway opening height (unless it’s a sliding glass door). There are many different styles of craftsmanship trim. Some are made from solid wood while others have a laminate finish. Laminates may be painted or stained but they will never look like real wood. They’re usually cheaper than solid woods and if you want something really nice, then you’ll need to go for a genuine piece of furniture.
What is Craftsman Style Trim?
In the past, most people used to use solid wood trim. However nowadays there are so many options available that you don’t even need to buy a new house. You can get any type of craftsmanship trim from hardware stores and home centers.
These types of materials include; hardwood, particle board, veneer, vinyl siding and more.
There are two main types of craftsmanship trim: solid wood and laminated wood.
There are several types of craftsmanship trim. You can choose one of them based on your budget and preferences. If you don’t care much about price, then you can opt for solid wood trim which is also called “wooden” or “hardwood”.
These types of trim are very expensive. If you’re looking for cheap alternatives, then laminated wood trim might be suitable for your needs since it’s less costly than solid wood. Solid wood is easier to maintain and lasts a lifetime if it is taken care of. It comes in different types of wood colours such as oak, cherry, hickory, and more. It can be stained or painted any colour you want and it can be cleaned with a simple cleaning rag. However, solid wood is very heavy and expensive so not everyone can afford or have the ability to transport this type of trim.
Keep in mind that buying craftsmanship trim is not as simple as visiting your local home improvement store. You have to measure your door frames before you buy anything. The last thing you want to do is waste money on something you cannot use.
Take note: If you’re planning on changing the design of your Craftsman style baseboard pictures or any other types of Craftsman style exterior trim, then you can just take out the nails and replace it with your brand new one.
Laminated wood, also called as “veneer”, is lighter than solid wood and has the same colour on both sides. It is extremely easy to maintain since you can just simply wipe it with a damp cloth. It comes in many different types of wood colours such as oak, cherry, hickory, and more.
You can also paint or stain it any colour you want.
Ultimately, the decision is up to you. There is no absolute right or wrong answers when it comes to choosing Craftsman style trim or even to any design elements for that matter. Aesthetics and taste are always in the eye of the beholder.
It is less expensive than solid wood so it is suitable for those who want to save money.
It can be used to replace damaged Craftsman style trim on your home. You can also use it to fix or create new Craftsman style exterior trim if you find the style of your existing exterior trim to be boring and drab. No one will ever know that it isn’t a solid wood piece because the colours are very close or even exactly the same.
It is very versatile and can be used to replace any exterior trim on your home. There are just guidelines that you can follow to get you started.
Most of the houses in this era are made out of wood, which is prone to fire so most of the Craftsman style homes have their exterior trimmed with fire resistant materials like metal or ceramics.
The Craftsman style was influenced by natural designs, such as: leaves, flowers, fruits, and other organic patterns. You’ll usually see curved lines instead of straight ones.
Most of the homes in this era are one or two storey houses. The colour scheme is normally earth tones. For example, you’ll see a lot of beige, brown, grey, and white.
These house might look normal to us now, but these houses were very modern for their time. These houses introduced a lot of things we still use in modern houses today.
Cement foundations, windows in every room (even the bathroom! Imagine having a bath and being able to see the sky while you do it!), electric lights, decorative arches…
The list goes on.
They were also very big considering most people had large families.
In this house, instead of having a dining room and a living room, they just had one combined room. This was called the “living room”. People would gather in here to socialize, play games, read books, or whatever else they felt like doing.
This house has a kitchen, a bathroom and two toilets. One of each is downstairs and the other one is upstairs. The upstairs one is for family only and the other one is for guests and the help.
Inside each room there are cabinets to store things, a sink, and in the kitchen there is a stove and a refrigerator (which is new in this era).
Airplanes are a common site in the skies. There are billboards around the city promoting upcoming movies. There is a radio in every room.
The house has electricity. Lights, radio, and the refrigerator all run on electricity. The lights are kept on by flipping a switch and the refrigerator keeps food from spoiling by making it really cold inside of it.
In this house there is a telephone too. It is a new invention and not many people have them yet.
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