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We install vinyl siding on many of the custom homes we build. It provides the traditional look of clapboards while satisfying our customers' desires for a low-maintenance cladding. As an alternative to the standard J-mold trim at doors and windows, we've created a detail using 5/4 pine with a 5/8 x 5/8-inch rabbet that conceals the ends of the siding while maintaining the appearance of traditional wood trim. The rabbet begins at the ends of the head trim, travels down the outside of the casing, then turns and runs along the bottom side of the sill trim (see Figure 1). All of the edge milling is done ahead of time using a table saw on full-length 5/4 pine; the trim is