Hi all. I'm trying to match in wood the metal door/window casing in my 1930s apartment (example doorframe on the left). In one room, a pair of newer built-ins covers a few inches on either side of a large window, and I'd like to reestablish the look of the complete window frame by attaching some appropriate trim along each built-in.
Problem is, after scouring the big boxes, lumber yards, online mill catalogs, etc., I can’t find any trim that's even close. Cutting my own would require too big an investment, a bigger apartment, and deaf neighbors. :) From what I’ve read, custom-made would also cost a lot given that I only need about 10’ worth. And even if I could find big-enough scrap pieces from another apartment, working with metal (covered in years of who-knows-what kind of paint) would be a real challenge. So, I’m left with assembling my own.
I think I’ll have a pretty good match if I glue together some stock 1” cove and 2 lattice strips as shown (red is the final profile, green is the lattice). Two-part question: first, is this a workable approach or am I missing something that would make more sense? And second, since the piece will extend into the window bay, if I go this route should I add some kind of backing piece for support (maybe something like this that wouldn’t be too visible)?
Thanks for your input!