Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: New Brunswick, CA
Rookie Question - Window Trim
I am looking for some help and/or guidance as I am running into an issue outside of my limited knowledge. Let me start by saying that the work I am doing is at a cottage, so while I am trying as hard as I can to have everything look 'nice' and pleasing, it does not need perfection (as what is already done before I bought it certainly sets the bar well below that level).
As part of our renovation work we put in new windows and last fall before I closed the place up for winter I started putting the trim around the windows. My issue is that the trim doesn't sit flush against the wall, so when I put it up and made sure the miters looked good, now there are visible gaps between the wall and the trim on the outside edges. If I push the edges to close the gap it just opens more noticeable gaps at the miters instead.
What are my best options here? If I was painting I would probably just put some filler in there but we are going to stain so I'm not sure how noticeable it would be if we tried to find a pine-colored filler? I'm kind of stuck with decision paralysis and worried that if I do try to use filler it might end up looking worse than if I just left the gaps. I attached two photos to show an example of what I mean (one of them is sideways for some reason when I upload it here).
Thanks in advance!