02:15PM | 11/09/13
I'm replacing the 3" baseboard trim in our house with 6" trim (4.5" flat & 1.5" moulding). Our kitchen nook has five walls (essentially half an octagon shape) with windows on four of the walls and a door on the last wall. The windows are trimmed with 3.5" fluted trim and rosettes. The sills are 9" from the floor. The door has the same fluted trim, with plinth blocks. So now you see my predicament. If I keep the 3.5" fluted trim along the bottom of the windows, I don't have enough room for the new 6" trim. And even if I did have enough room, having the fluted window trim so close to the baseboard would look too busy and chaotic. I read someone's post that said to treat the windows like doors, but I just can't figure out how to do that in this situation. Any advice is appreciated.

David, Moderator

05:23PM | 11/20/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
174 lifetime posts
Here are 2 options that may help you out.
1)Easiest option: Since your window trim is 3.5 and the new base is 6, and your total space is 9". You could cut 1/2"(or whatever is needed) off the bottom of the pieces in that area. May look a little busy, but worth a try.

2)This one is a little more difficult. Using a saw zaw, cut the side pieces of trim so that they are about 1/4" below the window sill. ( this allows for a reveal)Cut off the width of a 1x10 so it fits under side trim, Fit pieces up to door and over to cabinet on right side and nail to wall.
Fit and install the new 6" base onto new 1x10. On the end where the door is, cut a inside miter and cut a small piece for a finished return.
Hope this was helpful
Good luck
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