How can I add a Craftsman style dentil shelf to my door?

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I want to add craftsman style dental shelf under the windows in my front door. Any sit suggestions? Thanks!

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  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Jun 16, 2019

    I can't quite visualize what you want, but the dental trim is available ready to install anywhere you might buy crown molding or baseboard

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Jun 16, 2019

    Do you have a photo of the door? What is it made of?

  • Pamk Pamk on Jun 16, 2019

    I tried to include some pictures. The black door is mine. That’s the only picture I currently have that shows door. The brown door is loosely what I want it to look like. The white is the molding they sell at Home Depot but it’s $269 which I feel is ridiculous. I hope you can see the pictures ok. I thought maybe a 2x2 cut up would do it but I bought one and I’m not sure if it will work

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    • Mac88 Mac88 on Jun 20, 2020

      Wow! That looks great and excatly what I'm looking for. I love of it and the cost factor(300 at Home Depot for a premade one is robbery) .I was neverous because its a brand new door and I didnt want to mess it up but after seeing yours I'm gonna try it. Thank you so much for your advise.

  • Pamk Pamk on Jun 20, 2020

    You are welcome! Good luck to you!

  • Aha Aha on Jun 20, 2021

    Hi PamK! I have the same exact door, and I want the same exact dentil shelf. Could you please tell me where you got the blocks; and the size and type of the wood that is connected to the blocks? Completely clueless if I can buysome of this already as is, or what I would actually have to cut/modify. Thanks a lot! Beautifully done!

  • Pamk Pamk on Jun 21, 2021

    Aha it was so simple to make! An already made piece is crazy expensive. I bought a 2x2 piece of board (I can’t remember the length but probably 6 ft or 8 ft long and only used part of it). I measured how wide my window is and then decided how long my smaller pieces would be (mine are like 2 1/4 inches. Cut all 3 blocks from the 2x2 and the long piece under the window all from the one piece of 2x2. I indented each of the end blocks of wood just a little (just my preference) maybe a half inch or so. Then centered the middle piece between the two end pieces. I just glued all of it together with E6000 glue and clamped pieces and let them set for a couple of days just to make sure it was good and dry. I painted everything let it dry really well and then glued it to the door with the E6000 glue. Held it in place for several minutes and then put painters tape to hold it in place for a bit until it was dry. I had the paint and glue so just the purchase of the wood. I didn’t want to nail it to the door and risk ruining something on the door. It’s been up for a couple of years and still as good as the day I installed. My door doesn’t get direct sun because of the porch and direction of the house to the sun but I’m in NC and it’s hot and humid. Hope this helps and ask if you have any other questions!

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