All You Need to Know About Crown Molding
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
It’s the crowning glory of interior design: stylish overhead ceiling molding that adds architectural character while producing a visual separation between the walls and the ceiling.
Sometimes called cornices, crown molding dates back to ancient Gr... Read More
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
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.
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Thu, Apr 09, 2020
Choose drywall screws rather than nails—nails are far more likely to work loose and cause ugly craters or “pops.” The screw length depends on the drywall thickness: 1-5/8-in. screws are for 5/8-in. drywall; 1-1/4-in. screws are for anything thinner. ... Read More