I just drywalled four different size archways. The customer would like to have some hardwood put up on the facing of the archways (not underneath). Anyone have any suggestions? How can I do this myself?
From contributor K:
It makes no sense to apply a casing to an opening and not have a jamb installed in the opening. Aside from that, it's an involved process to make a simple flat casing for a curved opening not to mention a casing with a face profile. The best thing to do is sub it out to a company that specializes in this kind of product.
There are only two options, use a true radius (for a half round for example) casing and let the reveal vary (I've seen templates that easily move up to 1/2"), or make the casing match the edge of the opening, which will usually make for a not very pleasing to view moulding. Best is to make both the jambs and matching casing. This will shrink the opening somewhat unless the drywall jambs faces are removed.