I like Parenthood (the show). I'm especially in love with Adam and Kristina Braverman's craftsman home, and I've been trying to enlarge pictures of their trim (scroll down) on my computer screen so I can copy it. heh heh.
I played around with three different styles of trim, and this is what I came up with:
Simple, too much of an overhang, but not enough like my dream trim. I love the style, but wanted it to look more like the Braverman's house. Sigh.
Getting closer, but too chopped off at the ends. Too bad it didn't satisfy me, because it would have been fewer cuts than the style I ultimately chose, which is this:
The cove molding near the top makes it more work because of the miter cuts, but it's worth it, I think.