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DIY Molding Projects

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DIY Molding Projects, Our Molding Makeover Updates, Pattern Book, PICTURE RAIL

PICTURE RAIL-107 DIY for About $1.52/ft

Traditional & Victorian Styles There’s no better way to rearrange your pictures with every passing fancy than with a functional picture rail molding. The sheer variety of picture hanging cords and beautiful antique replica hardware hooks available today is nearly…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book

How to Build ENTABLATURE-100 for About $22.42 ea.

Victorian Style This post shows you step by step how to make this beautiful entablature from simple moldings you can buy just about anywhere. And while it may look complicated to build, I assure you that it’s really very simple…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book, PILASTERS

How to Build PILASTER-103 for About $35.67

Traditional & Victorian Styles Think of a pilaster as nothing more than a column flattened against a wall.¬† Some are fluted, some are flat and some, like this one, have inset panels. The inset panels add that extra detail —…

BASEBOARDS, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Build BASEBOARD-103 for About $2.24/ft

Victorian Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $14.00/lf + $15.00/Corner or Return As much as your home needs a solid structural foundation, it also needs a solid visual foundation inside. This large baseboard, a simplified version of one I found in…

CROWN MOLDING, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Install CROWN MOLDING-106 for About $4.13/ft

Victorian and Craftsman Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/Corner or Return I first saw a crown molding pattern like this in a restored Victorian home in Port Townsend, Washington, that had been converted into a popular B&B. I…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book

How to Make PLINTH BLOCK-101

Traditional Style DIY for $ (Not worth calculating the cost because they are so inexpensive to make.) This easy to build plinth block is appropriate for Victorian style door surrounds only. The necking¬† molding (called an astragal) gives it a…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book

How to Build DOOR TRIM-114 for About $60.00

Victorian Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $600.00 This design is based on Victorian door surrounds I’ve seen all over the U.S. and Canada. It’s a favorite pattern here on The Joy of Moldings, and now you can make it yourself…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book

How to Make PLINTH BLOCK-100

Traditional Style DIY for About $ (so cheap it’s not even worth calculating!) I like to terminate most door trim moldings on top of beefy plinth blocks like these. The plinths give the door trim something substantial to rest on,…

DIY Molding Projects, NEWEL POSTS, Pattern Book

NEWEL POST-101

Craftsman or Victorian Style Replace your old newel post with something a lot more substantial, like this one.¬† I made it from MDF board and molding scraps. They do take a little time to build, but are not all difficult….