Trim to Fit

Now comes some finish woodworking. This means that it will be visible from the outside once the tiny house is completed. It will also be subjected to weather and sunlight. For these reasons and more I have chosen to use cypress with its rot and bug resistance.

Cypress trim cut roughly to length

Cypress trim cut roughly to length

The trim pieces are all made from Cypress lumber and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut. In part this is to further protect the trim, but also because I want it to contrast with the cedar siding I will be installing later.

Late night staining session

Late night staining session

My sister, Sabrina, was back in town and wanted to help so I put her to work.

Showing Sabrina how to safely use the miter saw

Showing Sabrina how to safely use the miter saw

Sabrina staining the newly cut trim sections

Sabrina staining the newly cut trim sections

First trim piece installed

First trim piece installed

First dormer window trim complete

First dormer window trim complete

Trimmed dormer windows

Trimmed dormer windows

Dormer corner trim

Dormer corner trim

Attaching the main corner trim.

Attaching the main corner trim.

The bathroom window will have to wait to be trimmed until the counterbalances can be replaced. The main corners are trimmed big and bold. They should really stand out after the cedar siding is in place. We are still working on the gable windows. More on those in a future post.

Bathroom widow requires repair before trimming

Bathroom window requires repair before trimming

Dining table window trimmed out

Dining table window trimmed out

Windows and corners trimmed

Windows and corners trimmed

Windows and corners trimmed

Windows and corners trimmed

Windows and corners trimmed

Windows and corners trimmed

Scout and her best friend Kayle - my Dad's dog.

Scout and her best friend Kayle – my Dad’s dog.

That’s all for now. Next post I’ll cover the shaping of the cedar siding.

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2 thoughts on “Trim to Fit

  1. The window trim looks fantastic!

    • Thanks Linda, we’re working on the gable windows and cedar siding next. It’s exciting to see it turning out so close to my initial renderings. I hope your tiny house is moving along smoothly as well.

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