Baseboard Profiles, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Traditional Style Here is a rare instance where I used a tall, one-piece baseboard as part of a larger buildup instead of my usual three-piece buildup: cap, fascia and shoe. In this case I used it as a base for…

Molding & Millwork Inventory, Panel Molding Profiles


Panel Molding This is my favorite panel molding. And if you’re fortunate enough to find it at your local lumber yard, then I’m sure it will become your favorite, too. You can use it as a wall frame or to…

Architectural Ornaments, Corbels


Traditional Style After working so hard to build a beautiful mantel or entablature, you sure don’t want to skimp on the quality of corbel you use. In this case I found some perfectly good, hand carved corbels at my local…

Crown Molding Profiles, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Crown Molding A poplar crown molding full of beautiful beads and coves, this one is an excellent choice for fireplace mantels and entablatures. Pay close attention to the quality of this molding’s profile, its crispness of detail. That’s the kind…


How to Build ARCHWAY-101 Part 8: Prep & Paint

[This is part of my ARCHWAY-101 series.] The finish coat of paint is from Benjamin Moore’s Historic Collection, and is called Revere Pewter (HC-172), in a satin finish. Prepping and painting the archway requires only one additional step to my…


How to Build ARCHWAY-101 Part 7: Flex Trim Backband & Keystone

[This is part of my ARCHWAY-101 series.] After installing the unwieldy arched casing, installing the flexible backband molding is easy. Not just because it’s a small, easy to handle piece, but because it is not pre-molded into a specific radius….


How to Build FIREPLACE MANTEL-103 for $333.08

Traditional Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $1,800.00 and Up Even though most of our houses are heated through the miracle of central heat, the fireplace is still the center of the home. And with such an important role as warming…


How to Build ARCHWAY-101 Part 6: Installing the Arched Casing

[This is part of my ARCHWAY-101 series.] Cutting the Flex Trim casing is not difficult, but it’s also not like cutting regular moldings. You have to take care to make sure your Flex Trim is lying flat on your miter…


How to Build ARCHWAY-101 Part 5: Installing the Flex Trim Legs

[This is part of my ARCHWAY-101 series.] Unroll and Relax Your Flex Trim will arrive all rolled up in cardboard boxes. Before you work with it you’ll need to bring it into the house, unroll it and let it relax…