DOOR TRIM-116: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Georgian/Traditional Style This conversation happened before the ambulance crew removed my dad from the stretcher and onto his new bed. Me: Hey dad, did you see all those moldings under the portico and in the lobby? Dad: What moldings? Me:…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Soffit Crown Molding and Archway

This is one of my favorite before & after pictures I’ve ever taken of my work. It shows you just how much potential any generic room has when you remove the builder-grade door and window trim and baseboards and replace…

Casing Profiles, Molding & Millwork Inventory

CA-006 Flex Trim

Traditional Backband Molding I used this Flex Trim bullnose backband molding as part of two arched walk-throughs and two arched window surrounds in a grand dining room and living room molding makeover. It’s a very simple flexible molding to install…

Casing Profiles, Molding & Millwork Inventory

CA-005 Flex Trim Molding

Traditional Style Casing This is a classic molding profile used for door and window casings throughout the western world. And you can order it right from your local lumber yard with the arch dimensions you want for your own installation….

ARCHWAYS, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Build ARCHWAY-101 For c. $594.26

Traditional Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $2,600.00 You can build this beautiful archway with little more than MDF board, simple moldings from your lumber yard and special order Flex Trim moldings. It’s not hard to do, it just requires a…

DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book, VENT COVER

How to Install VENT COVER-100

Traditional Style This was a quick and simple answer to the original, and very boring, air vent cover. See the before & after post here >> The few simple steps it takes to make this are posted below. But I…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Air Vent Cover Upgrade

I gave this dining room a top to bottom molding makeover. But what to do with those ugly, tract home air vent covers? I couldn’t find an air vent cover that fit the opening, so I combined two to make…


FIREPLACE MANTEL-101: For Rooms With No Chimney

Traditional Style For lack of a better, catchier name, I call this a faux fireplace mantel. It was created to give this small living room the charm of a fireplace where there isn’t an actual chimney. And prior to this…

Crown Molding Profiles, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Ogee Crown Molding, 2-1/8″ Always use a crown molding this small as part of a larger buildup. It has no impact when it’s installed as a single-piece crown molding, though that is perhaps its most common use here in the…