White River Lumber #001

Door and Window Trim
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The door and window trim help to keep the weather out of the caboose interior. The trim also finishes the look around the door and window openings. Completing the trim was also the last major carpentry task on the caboose. Two lower and all six upper window sills were recreated using existing parts as templates. The other two lower window sills were originals that were cleaned up, repaired, and reused. The two cupola side window sills were made based on the other sills, but we don't really know what was originally there. Aestheticly, they look like the others and functioanlly, they will allow the sliding windows to work.
 

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The trim has been installed around the B-end door opening.

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The trim around the A-end door. The inner trim can also be seen in this shot.

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The cupola end window sills. These are all new wood as the originals were not salvagable.

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A window with trim in place. The trim inside the window opening holds the window sash in place.

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Here the window sash has been put in to illustrate the function of the trim.

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Looking at the window sash from the inside. Only the two side trim 'sash holders' are in place.

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Side view of the caboose with the lower windows trimmed out. The cupola roof has not been installed in this pic.

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The B-end door trimmed out and primered. You can see thru the center of the caboose to the chapel car in the background.

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The A-end doorway trimmed out and primered.

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A window trimmed out and primered.

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All phots Copyright 2008 by Martin Nemerever.