Framing a View

While half of the studio has been building the freezer door, as talked about in the last post, the other half of us (aka the girls) have started work on the casing for the windows of Crop Stop 1. First, taking dimensions of all the window and door openings, and then sorting through the wood in the shop to see if we had enough to work with.  We used the miter saw and table saw to cut the wood as to maximize the amount of casing from each board.  The casing is designed so that the horizontal trim will be slightly deeper than the vertical pieces, creating definition and shadow.  By creating a joint that is not flush to one another, the casing will be sure to look as good as it does now in the years to come.  The slight difference in depth allows the wood to change over time without changing the appearance.  A joint with two boards flush to one another tends to show the effects as wood reacts to temperature, moisture, and other inevitable occurrences. Now that we have the wood roughly cut to size, we can begin using the jointer and planer to mill the wood to the exact sized and then begin staining.

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