How to Install interior Window Trim



our one complaint is there's no window trim oh yeah they actually took the plaster and wrapped it right around to the window and that was a simple detail that they were looking for back then yeah we've got these beautiful crown moldings and other woodwork around the house we would love to have something to match around the windows makes sense to me I think I can help you out with that all right great okay I noticed that on the interior doors around your house you have this colonial trim right here I went to the lumberyard and I got a colonial trim also but the proportions are a little bit different and the size or the width is just a little bit narrower now I could buy this exact one but we'd have to have it custom-made so it's gonna be a lot more money you know what the windows on the other side of the room I think I'm okay with the stock all right well I agree with that okay so now when we apply the casing around the window to see that our first problem is that the windows stool that exists is too shot and the apron is too shot so we'll have to remove those to get started okay this stool goes all the way from the inside to the exterior part of the window so I can't just pull it out so I'm gonna chisel it away piece by piece all right now you can see what we have here we have a window stool in but our ears are left long and I did that on purpose because we now have to establish the length overall now what I'm going to do around the inside of the window we're gonna have a piece of wood that's called an extension jamb this is a scrap it's going to put it in here and I'm going to put my casing on the surface of that but it's going to have a quarter-inch reveal right here now to get the correct length for the windows stool I take my scribes and I put them against the outside edge of the casing and they set them for the outside edge of the stool and then turn them around the corner marking the edge of the casing and I mark the stool like that and that's my right length I'll do the same thing on the other end now just cut it away now our stool is cut to length and when I cut the length I eased over each end to match the outside edge with my plane and some sandpaper now we're gonna put it in place once I get it in there I want you to take a couple of shims and shim it up so we can hold it into position now get them in there yep okay now I want to make sure that I didn't shim it up crooked I don't want it pitched like that so I'm gonna check it with my square off of the window and it's pretty tight so that's straight now I'll do the other end okay that looks pretty good now what I want to do is I want to tack it in place all right and let me show you what we have here I have my side extension jam right there and the top exchange in jam that goes on like this now I could put each piece up individually shimming it and holding it in the right location I'd have to shim that down to make that joint really tight once it's all jammed and nailed we then take our side casing it would hold that up and position it on the line like that line it up and then nail it off but what I like to do is I like to take all the pieces and put them on the sauce and build it as one complete piece when the trim goes on the extension Jam I want to have a quarter-inch reveal and so I'm going to put a mark on it a quarter inch back from the edge as a reference I want to screw the head jam to the side jam using two screws on each side but I want to pre-drill the hole so they don't split now I'm going to install the casing to the side jam with wood glue and I'm going to set it on my quarter-inch reveal line and then nail it the corners of the window are 90 degrees to make a perfect mitre cut to 45 degrees will make up a 9000 each minor and nail it through the side all right now the first thing I want to do before I install it permanently is dry fit it in the opening okay so I want you to take that end right there and put it up there let's get the bottom in there first and then we'll just bang it in place okay all right so now what we do want to see is we want to see the space right here between the side Jim and the window and if there's any gaps we may have to modify the plaster just a little bit and so I have a little gap right here I see that side looks pretty good all right so let's take it out okay okay now I'll just hit the plaster a little bit with my hair ready I'm ready all right now what I did is I put some foam in there and all the little holes to keep the air out and then I also put the foam around the inside of the extension jams that'll do two things that will stick the extension jamb to the plaster but it'll also expand and fill any air gaps great all right now we'll just nail it off [Applause] now the last thing to go on is the apron to get the length of the apron it's the outside of the casing to the outside of the casing now we'll just glue it and nail it in place well Erin your window is all trimmed what do you think I love it this is exactly what we were hoping for

26 Comments

  • MR ZACAT3TAS M3XXXICO

    April 15, 2019

    DIDNT PRESTAIN & VARNISH? THEN INSTALL

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  • Eliusalmo1

    April 15, 2019

    Greatest!

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  • Wilhelm Henderson

    April 15, 2019

    Too shot?

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  • jingoist

    April 15, 2019

    I thought him all that stuff

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  • rubbersole

    April 15, 2019

    That stool was too shawt.

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  • Pablo Pablo

    April 15, 2019

    how much did you charge for that job

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  • shanStreetracer

    April 15, 2019

    Tom needs some NyQuil.

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  • The Tactical Agenda

    April 15, 2019

    These are funny af. I love the staged uninformed and confused stay at home mother actress.

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  • zvczvcvzxcv

    April 15, 2019

    First world problems.

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  • John Brooks

    April 15, 2019

    Widdle Tommy is sick.

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  • Joseph Fischer

    April 15, 2019

    I feel sorry for whoever has to replace that window in the future. They tear that all that to pieces getting it out

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  • Zoo Younan

    April 15, 2019

    I'm installing interior roller blinds at my house. Our Master bedroom has 2 identical small windows on one wall and 2 identical larger windows on another wall. After receiving my blinds, I laid all of the blinds for all of the windows on all of the sills. I installed the 1st blind easily. When I moved over to install the 2nd small window, it wouldn't fit at the top of the window. I probably need another 1/8 of an inch. The exact same problem reared its head with the large window. The first one was a snap. When I moved over to install the 2nd one, I again needed another 1/8 of an inch. I was thinking about sanding down each side of the inside of the sills enough to fit the blind in at the top. Does anyone have any suggestions that would not require shipping the blinds back?

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  • Alan Taketa

    April 15, 2019

    Ever noticed that when it comes to fixing a window that some women are more likely to have someone show them how to do it and just watch and see how Tom Silva does it and more often I don't see men on some of these window repair. Guess men for this type of project they don't want to be seen on television like..duh..i know that Tom I was so busy at work with stuff and I know what your talking about and being a man shucks I can do it. (Meaning I'm not a carpenter like other men and I don't want to embarrass myself in front of millions of viewers)

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  • datarecoveryguy.com

    April 15, 2019

    …too shot?

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  • HealthJeeps &Guns

    April 15, 2019

    Would have been nice to see how you removed the rest of the old window seal

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  • Richard Taleo

    April 15, 2019

    This is by far the best video on window trim

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  • David DiPonzio

    April 15, 2019

    "Dave what can we f up today?" ahhh I found it!

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  • jonathan jones

    April 15, 2019

    Tom and the gardening guy seem like the only 2 that know what they're doing on TOH

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  • Tyler Corbin

    April 15, 2019

    He sounds a little horse

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  • Jim The Human

    April 15, 2019

    Here let me beat the drywall with my hammer.. Breaking it apart to fit window trim……

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  • seymour butz

    April 15, 2019

    5:35 why did he break the plaster?

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  • Abhi

    April 15, 2019

    Something's wrong with his voice. Sounds like he has a blocked nose.

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  • brianlabarre1

    April 15, 2019

    Would have been hilarious if after he spent all that time building the frame, when he put it up there it didn’t fit! He’s awesome and makes things look so easy.

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  • Ram Mich

    April 15, 2019

    I don't understand why they never paint it first

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  • Rauh - Straben

    April 15, 2019

    Tom “nailed it” once again.

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  • VSS

    April 15, 2019

    "i will check it with my square"
    puts triangle on the window

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