>look at dozens of houses. >all cost more than current one

>look at dozens of houses
>all cost more than current one
>literally almost every fricking god damn one has 1x pine trim >at best they might have at least mitered the corners
>nail holes not filled in,
FRICKING wiener SUCKING overhangs in each side that they couldn't even manage to maintain equal spacing on
>raw edge, no one ever even took one swipe to chamfer with a handplane or spend 2 god damn minutes with a router to put a rounded edge or the slightest detail
>windows, doors, everything done like this
>seen in houses from 1940',s to now, even period correct un renovated ones
I can understand 18-19h century farm houses being simply constructed, but how the frick is this so common? How does my piece of shit mid century housing boom cape have nicer window and door trim then even professionally constructed houses later on? I would expect it from home owners but I see it untouched houses from the 1940-80's too.
Are trim carpenters that rare?

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    First of all, if you've never seen mitered interior casing with other than a flat profile you haven't seen enough houses to even have an opinion; there's more casing profiles available now than ever.

    That said, people like that simple craftsman look, it's a classic that adds period detail that off the shelf molding profiles often dont because those profiles can make houses look dated rather than vintage...thats why they get discontinued and replaced with more contemporary ones.
    That brings up another reason that flat window surround is popular; it can be replicated using plain flat stock and a table saw rather than having to hunt for the *exact* profile that some tract house builder and/or era dictated, that often means paying out the ass for some dated looking crap (of you can find it) unless you want to replace an entire house worth of trim so it all matches.

    Bottom line- people LIKE that look, if you don't picrel has a number of options you can use to CUSTOMIZE your personal space.

    Finally, since you make no distinction between interior trim moldings and exterior trim, it bears mentioning that that style of joint is used rather than meters on exterior door and window trim for reasons having to do with weatherproofing and establishing a drip pattern to shed water away from the window unit proper instead of creating channels angled to direct water into the window and under the siding.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if you've never seen mitered interior casing with other than a flat profile you haven't seen enough houses to even have an opinion; there's more casing profiles available now than ever.
      I have,hence the statement "almost".
      ALMOST every one looks like cheap trash done by the lowest bidder or a moronic home owner it seems that having taste is relegated to houses that cost closer to 1 million than 500 thousand.

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    It looks good, and mitering a 45 on a window casing when the drywall isn't flush with the window opening is more complicated than just cutting a 45 on a miter saw.

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dont burgers have double glazing windows?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      burgers don't have shit, this is all a cope for having paper thin walls so the window literally sticks out, it is absurd.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >wood windows are still a thing in yurop
        >solid fricking wood chunk
        good thing they can make PVC look like wood now what the actual frick is this shit? at least it has actual rubber seals now.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        The window is flush with the wall, are you moronic?

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >all cost more than current one
    wait until you hear how much the realtor gets

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    We have sold several houses by ourselves, not paying the group who are a even greater leeches than bankers or lawyers because at least those groups do a task that is actually needed.
    Not gifting some w*man or queer $30k because they managed to sell a well finished starter home in the largest city of one of the hottest housing markets in the country. Just like heroin in this city, houses self themselves.
    The realtor's are either brain damaged or malicious because basically every listing is 50-75 under priced for the market.

  6. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    You mostly get this with large scale builders, the ones that come in and build entire neighborhoods of similar looking houses at once. They do this because it's cheaper and faster than boxing it out with mitered trim. Many corners cut (figuratively speaking) like this to make the build take fewer man hours and and utilize less skilled labor in order to maximize profit.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They do this because it's cheaper and faster than boxing it out with mitered trim.

      LMAO, another ignorant brainlet chimes in: you have it exactly backwards, which is why mitered casing became the de facto standard in the high production shitty tract home era that came after this style of casing was originally used.

      Mitered pre-milled casing is not only cheaper (less material, all one size, fewer parts) and easier to do quickly than this style, it also makes hiding uneven and warped wall surfaces and poorly installed window frames from shitty tract house construction FAR easier.

      That's the whole point of modern casing, it's smaller and thinner because you can twist and tweak it into some semblance of "flat" and then caulk the gaps. When making it lay flat to the actual wall at the corners makes the ends not match up on one plane, you just use gun brads to pin the joint closed so it looks right, and caulk the gaps. Assembled casing not square with gaps in the meters? You guessed it, twist/bend it close, lock it in place with a gazillion gun nails, and caulk, caulk, caulk.

      Wide flat casings require a much flatter wall and installer skill to not be a major pain in the ass to make fit right and stay there.

      There's also the fact that modern post-ww2 building styles that eliminated decorative trim as much as possible would (according to your logic) offer the perfect solution, but in fact never gained favor with high production tract home builders in large part because much of that trim exists to hide imperfections and defects, and it's more costly to build to a satisfactory aesthetic appearance level when you have to avoid/correct those imperfections and defects via skill and care rather than slap some casing and caulk over them.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think you've ever actually installed windows casing before.

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