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butt joints for trim

p_bakkila's picture

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i will be trimming a house using butt joint on the window and door casing. The material will be milled #2 pine. is it necessary to put biscuits in and glue the joints? ive never trimmed this detail before.

Danford_C._Jennings's picture

(post #106139, reply #1 of 3)

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When you say "milled" what exactly do you mean. Are we talking Ranch (teardrop), Colonial, or just straight stock "milled" meaning thicknessed? I can't imagine standard casing being butt jointed at the corners unless it is straight.

Dano

p_bakkila's picture

(post #106139, reply #2 of 3)

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just planed for thickness and a slight round over

Danford_C._Jennings's picture

(post #106139, reply #3 of 3)

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The inside edges will have to be square, otherwise you will have a gap at the butt. Gluing is always a good idea, biscuits are not necessary. If the top trim piece does not extend over the side trim pieces why not mitre?

Dano