Window Cornice

Submitted by BeingHome on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 01:46

I have been wanting to build a window cornice for the laundry / mudroom and decided it was finally time. This project was very easy and inexpensive. Luckily, I was able to use some leftover MDF and only had to purchase and 8ft piece of trim. Everything things else I already had.

1. Using left over MDF the front and sides of cornice were measured, mitered and glued together using Loctite power grab (very strong glue).

2. Once glue dried, L brackets were placed on the corner insides for additional reinforcement. Probably not necessary since Loctite power grab is some super strong glue, but I did it anyway. ;)

3. Attached top piece of cornice using nail gun and #18, 1 3/4 inch nails.

4. Mitered trim pieces and glued on using Loctite power grab.

5. Paint cornice.

6. Attach L brackets onto top window frame.

7. Mount cornice onto L brackets. Once in place, I used #6, 1/2 inch wood screws to secure the cornice onto the L brackets.

Again, this was an easy and a fun starter / beginner project. :)

For more info, please check out my window cornice blog post.

Thank you.

Estimated Cost
$8.00 and using supllies I already had. Otherwise this project could probably be done for about $20.00.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF and primed moudling.
Finish Used
Behr Ultra (paint and primer in one) in ultra white.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project