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How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 Part 7: Pilaster Extensions

[This is part of my FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 series.] Improvisational Finish Carpentry Perhaps I don’t speak quite enough about this in my posts, but improvisational finish carpentry is what I’m trying to teach you here on The Joy of Moldings. Why?…

CROWN MOLDING, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Install CROWN MOLDING-102 for About $7.50 Per Foot: Part 1

Traditional Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $25.00/lf  + $30.00/corner This is what I’ve come to call, for lack of a better term, a soffit crown molding. This means that the projection of the crown molding (the part the extends from…

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How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 Part 6: Wrapping the Crown & Base

EMINEM & You: Both Are Wrappers [This is part of my FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 series.] Now that the pilaster core is complete, we can turn our attention to wrapping the small crown molding around the top of the pilaster and then…

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How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 Part 5: Shadow Pilasters

[This is part of my FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 series.] In this post I show you how easy it is to add this third, and very dramatic, shadow pilaster to the fireplace mantel.

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How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 Part 4: Corbels & Inset Panels

[This is part of my FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 series.] It’s especially important to read through this whole post for the installation sequence to make sense. Impress Your Friends With Inset Panels Inset panels are an option on this design, but boy…

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How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 Part 3: Pilaster Cores

[This is part of my FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 series.] Don’t Worry, They are Very Easy to Make Years ago, when I was first thinking about starting a diy molding site, I debated long and hard over whether or not I should…

Architectural Quotes

“Architecture is Frozen Music”

Last night I attended a beautiful organ concert performed by the one and only, Joseph Jackson. While enjoying the music, my eyes (not surprisingly) wandered all over the Gothic Revival architecture of Royal Oak’s First Presbyterian Church, which led me…

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Reaching a Milestone

As of this afternoon, The Joy of Moldings has surpassed the one-million page views milestone! There will be lots of new molding posts between now and the time I hit the two-million mark, so I hope you stick around until…

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How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 Part 2: Material Inventory

[This is part of my FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 series.] It’s big, it’s fancy, but it’s made from simple materials. Here’s the full inventory.