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Topic by handystanley posted 07-17-2012 02:53 AM 5704 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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handystanley

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07-17-2012 02:53 AM

I am installing casing around a master bedroom / bathroom entryway door and want to use plinth blocks to dress it up a bit. My baseboard is 5-1/2” high. The casing is 4-3/8” wide. My stock plinth block (WindsorOne) is 4-3/8” x 8” x 1-1/2”. To what dimension should the plinth block be cut?

-- Stan



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Sailor

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07-17-2012 09:05 PM

I would say cut it to 5 1/2” so that it would be equal to both the base and the casing. Not sure if it has a design that may be thrown off by that cut though.

You could simply put it up there without nailing anything and slowly cut it down till you find a size you like. Maybe cut a little of each end each time if there is a certain design.

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J

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07-18-2012 09:11 PM

I generally use 5/4 stock so the block is 1 inch thick, 8” tall and about 1/2” wider than your door casing to wind up with a nice reveal that creates a good shadow line. Whatever looks most pleasing to you is ultimately what is best. Sometimes it is wise to match the reveal between the casing and the door frame to the reveal where the casing sits on top of your plinth block.

Good luck.

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Sailor

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07-18-2012 09:33 PM

Welcome to H-Refers J! That looks pretty good there.

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GaryL

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07-18-2012 09:44 PM

J’s photo is a good example. The plinth should be taller than the base with a reveal on each side of the casing. The plinth block will have a very small reveal on the door casing. But as said, whatever looks good to you.

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MarkTheFiddler

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07-20-2012 08:54 PM

Howdy Stanley, Thanks for opening the topic. The help you got helped me!

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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handystanley

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07-21-2012 01:18 PM

Thanks everyone! Pictures forth coming.

-- Stan

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handystanley

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09-18-2012 03:09 PM

I know it has been almost two months since I promised pictures. Finished taking them last night night. Thank you all for your patience and insight!!

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-- Stan

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MarkTheFiddler

447 posts in 2164 days

09-21-2012 02:08 AM

Howdy Stanley! Nice job sir! I really like the shower and your door casing. Thanks for sharing it with us and and congrats on a job well done!

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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shawntheweaver

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01-25-2013 09:53 AM

I agree with J that it would be better to cut the pieces up a little wider than your base and casing. That ought to give it a little “breathing” space so that the plinth block will fall nicely together instead of looking all crammed up and looks stiff. It will also create like a border which makes the casing stand out too. Anyway, a job well done there! Neat and well structured. I think they can also be used for furniture edges, like cabinets and drawer shelves.

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