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post #1 of 11 Old 01-13-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Adding backband to door casing/baseboard sizing?

Hello all,

Renovating my house. My wife wants to do the "arts and crafts" style trim, however I dont think that look works the best with traditional 6 panel doors. Not to mention the cost of all that material.
At the same time we are upgrading baseboard to 5 1/4, I thought the existing 2 1/4 casing looked a little wimpy compared to that baseboard so I was experimenting with some back band. Tacked up a few pieces and now Im not sure, so I wanted to get some opinions. Does the casing depth seem to much compared to baseboard as in pic #1? Thoughts on look?

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The added dimension totally changes the look of the original trim.
I like the look of the larger molds.
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Yes ..It does to me but its all about your taste...Does the room have crown molding?
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mat- Not yet, probably eventually.


toolman- do you mean larger casing without backband?
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I think the additional molding added to the casing is too much however if you guys like it that is all that matters.
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I like the added width but from the side it looked off to me. So I kinda agree with everyone here.

I guess I could always put up 3 1/4 casing,The 2 1/4 casing with 5 1/4 baseboard looks ok I was just toying with adding a little more.
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Making it wider would be fine. I just didn't like the look of it getting thicker.
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Wider, not thicker looks better
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post #9 of 11 Old 01-19-2016, 07:40 AM
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I feel that if you add that much thickness, then you need to add a step out to your baseboard too. IMHO All things should be relative.

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I don't think your existing casing lends itself well to adding that piece of backband. When I googled arts and crafts style trim, this pic is pretty typical of what they show. More of a flat casing.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-19-2016, 10:28 PM
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I'd say winner winner chicken dinner. That is a quick fix to add a touch of flare that you originally wasn't achieving.

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