Blog Articles by Athas Kometas

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CROWN MOLDING MADE EASY... Confessions of a DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas
CROWN MOLDING MADE EASY... Confessions of a DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Crown Molding Made Easy Confessions of A DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas As a dedicated DIY weekend warrior, the details of construction have always fascinated me.   Understanding ‘the why’ and ‘the how’ things are done co... Read More

SANDING BETWEEN COATS: The #1 Most Important Wood Finishing Step
SANDING BETWEEN COATS: The #1 Most Important Wood Finishing Step Sat, May 07, 2022 If you are staining your crown, this is a great tutorial... Read More

14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters
14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters Mon, Apr 18, 2022 Pro tricks for air-tight joints.  Read More

How to Use a Coping Saw to Cut and Cope Molding (Video)
How to Use a Coping Saw to Cut and Cope Molding (Video) Tue, Feb 08, 2022 This is the easy way to get tight-fitting joints on inside corners. Discover how to create perfect, tight-fitting inside joints on chair rail molding. The same techniques work for crown and base molding. Learn how to use a coping saw and you can m... Read More

Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim
Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim Mon, Oct 18, 2021 This article has some great DIY tips & tricks on how to repair and finish trim around your house (whether it’s baseboards, window trim or crown molding).  If you are going to spend the time and money - even using EZCrown - it is critical that your cr... Read More

Mill Your Own Wide Crown Moulding & Free Plans Download
Mill Your Own Wide Crown Moulding & Free Plans Download Sat, Oct 02, 2021 The process Steve Maxwell explains is fast and the profiles you get are crisper and more intricate than what comes off a lumber rack. You can also make use of wood species beyond all that ordinary pine and oak stuff. And if you ever choose to sell... Read More

14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters
14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters Wed, Dec 30, 2020 Pro tricks for air-tight joints. Read More

Reproducing Traditional Moldings
Reproducing Traditional Moldings Wed, Jul 01, 2020 Historic restoration can be challenging for a trim carpenter. Standardization of molding profiles did not become the norm until early in the 20th century, so a trim carpenter working on a historic house usually has to choose between having molding kn... Read More

Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts
Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts Sun, May 24, 2020 We came across this tip by T.D. Culver, Cleveland Heights, OH in Fine Homebuilding Lining up the blade of a miter saw with the cut mark on a piece of molding can be difficult to do perfectly. Rather than sneaking up on the mark, try this trick. ... Read More

36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews
36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews Sun, May 03, 2020 We haven't used all of the tool brands mentioned, but there is some good information contained in this article. Read More

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