How To Add An Architrave To Your Doorway
Door architraves, or mouldings, cover the gaps between the jamb and walls and are often a decorative feature.
To DIY with an exact fit, use test pieces to check the angle of the mitresaw before cutting to length.
Secure the architrave, locking the corners with nails into the top and sides, recessing them below the surface with a nail punch.
Apply timber filler, allow it to dry, smooth with 180 grit abrasive paper, then paint.
You can buy architraves at hardware stores. The type of timber, profile and cost vary, starting at about $4 a metre.
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