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Karel Heinen of Restoration Hardware

I just wanted to share this beautiful picture of Karel Heinen surrounded by his architectural fragments. The image was from Restoration Hardware’s website, a company who’s products and overall architectural aesthetic have been a great influence on my own work….

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The Joy of Moldings Moves to Detroit

Ken is Back Home I moved here to southeast Michigan, back to the familiar streets of my youth, from Tucson in late April. The move was abrupt and the story behind it one that I’m sure many of you have…

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How to Build VALANCE BOX-103 Part 3: How to Apply Appliques Using a Steam Bath

This is the traditional method for installing compo appliques on a porous surface. The technique worked really well for my intended purpose of softening up these old appliques so that they would lay flat.

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How to Build VALANCE BOX-103 Part 2: Preparing the Center Panel and Applique for Installation

This post shows you how I prepare this compo scroll and acanthus leaf applique for installation on this bare wood panel.

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Miter Saw Blade for Cutting Moldings

12″, 80 Tooth Miter Saw Blade [This is part of my¬†Molding Installation Tool Kit series.] A good blade for your 10″ or 12″ miter saw is just as important as the saw itself. Most miter saws come with a general…

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Coming Soon — Our Craftsman Style Molding Series!

Craftsman style moldings are really popular here at The Joy of Moldings. So today I made a new page that brings all of our Craftsman-related molding posts together in one place. Check it out here The Joy of Craftsman Moldings….

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Craftsman Moldings & Crepes in Tucson’s Cafe Marcel

[This is part of The Joy of Craftsman Moldings series.] A Cafe Just Like Home Walking into this Craftsman style home in Tucson is like walking into my aunt’s 1923 Craftsman bungalow in Royal Oak, Michigan. Similar beautiful door and…

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Warning! myFinishCarpentry.com is No Longer My Website!

I just discovered someone has purchased my old domain name, myFinishCarpentry.com, and threw up a construction-related link farm in its place — apparently to capitalize on the reputation and traffic of that old blog. So please don’t think that web…

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How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature Part 2: The Fascia & Crown

Posts in This Series How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature Part 1 How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature Part 2 Entablatures of this style, a hooded entablature (with both a soffit and fascia) that is supported by corbels,…