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Photo shows how to install a heavy box frame around a large window to make it the focal point of a room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 46

Photo shows how the exterior of undersized windows can be enhanced by a framework of 1x4s and decorative moldings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 55

Photo shows how 2x2 and 2x8 moldings add a Spanish style to an exterior window.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 55

How to install well-fitting mitered trim (molding) around doors and window openings.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1994 (v.17#10) pg. 39

Tip on using melamine-covered particle board as the sill, side jambs, and head jamb for replacement vinyl windows.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 7

A better approach to installing door and window trim is to build the entire prefinished frame in the workshop (using biscuit joints) and then place it around the door or window.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 16

How to install moldings around new windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #165 Aug 1975 (v.25#6) pg. 44

How to trim windows. Installing a window sill. Working with trim molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 38

Installing finish trim. Master these basic cutting and installation techniques and you will be able to apply finish trim with expert accuracy. Cutting miters. Applying door casing and window trim. Installing baseboards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 57

Tip explains how to make a jamb extension to make windows deeper and jambs wider.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #318 May 1991 (v.41#5) pg. 20

Making door and window casings. Three distinctive styles of trim described (Craftsman, post and lintel, classical flute).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 39

Installing wood door, window and baseboard trim. Includes tips and secrets the pros use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 81

Tip shows how to make a reveal marking block for installing door and window trim.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 98

Making window stools (a piece of trim that sits on top of the sill).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 72

How to form curved trim for arched windows by cutting straight trim (with correct profile) into thin strips and then laminating back together in a curved jig.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Tip on trimming out a window or door.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Tips on making casing for a curved window. Involves using a trammel with a router, plus a good deal of hand work.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 10

Casing a double-hung window. How to do this job quickly and well.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 53
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 4

Layout and cutting techniques for the miters between the flat casing and curved top of an arched-top window.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 16

Drywall detailing. An alternative to wood trim around doors, windows and skylights.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 50
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 30

Making curved window casing. Strip-laminating arches to match straight casing profiles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 82

Plate joinery on the job site. Using biscuit joints in a variety of door and window trim applications to prevent joints opening up.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 50

More than one way to case a window. You can vary the look with simple combinations of flat boards and stock moldings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 10

Bench-built window trim. How one trim carpenter turns jamb extensions into an advantage by using them to reinforce preassembled window casings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 92

Dressing up stock windows. Adding a two-piece sill, 5/4 casing and a backband to adapt stock windows to any style of architecture.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #124 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 114

Tips on making tapered casings to hide out-of-square conditions.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 34

Tip on installing waxed paper around a window frame (before installing the window trim) in order to protect the wall when finishing the trim.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 14

Dress up any window with period trim. How to fabricate Arts-and-Crafts, Federal and Victorian style window trim.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 74

A look at ways to use moldings around the home for cornices, baseboards, as window and door trims, for chair and plate rails, and to create a paneled effect on walls.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 36

Window dressing. A weekend-woodworker's guide to making and installing custom window moldings.
HOME MECHANIX #753 Mar 1991 (v.87) pg. 40

Never-paint window trim. Tips on forming and installing aluminum capping pieces over wooden window trim.
HOME MECHANIX #764 Apr 1992 (v.88) pg. 28

Tip on repairing rotted window trim that is capped with aluminum.
HOME MECHANIX #783 Mar 1994 (v.90) pg. 75

Wood moldings in early American detail. Part 2. Doors, mantels, furniture, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1975 (v.3#11) pg. 1

Tip: Build replacement window heads and beaded border moldings from stock moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1983 (v.11#5) pg. 111

Technique for getting an exact fit of the head casing when trimming out an old door or window with mitered moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.20#4) pg. 22

Painting woodwork (window sills, door trim, crown moldings, and baseboard). Advice on choosing the paint, preparation, application, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1991 (v.168#1) pg. 67

Installing interior door, window and baseboard trim to create a custom look.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1997 (v.174#8) pg. 85

Glass with class. Give an ordinary window a unique look by installing new casing that includes a false transom.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 78

Trim out a window like a professional. How to select and install window molding (trim).
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 64

Installing casing around interior doors and windows.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 20

Simple marking gauge enables you to accurately and consistently position door and window trim.
WORKBENCH Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.48#6) pg. 22