Consumable Materials

Spackling for Moldings

DAP DryDex, 8 oz I like this DAP spackling more than any other brand I’ve used. That’s because there is very little shrinkage when it dries, which is important when you’re filling the many nail holes on your new moldings.

Consumable Materials

Caulk for Moldings

DAP Alex Plus Painter’s Caulk The caulk I use more than any other to fill the small gaps on and around my molding installations is regular ol’ DAP painter’s caulk. I use it on everything from crown moldings to wainscoting.

Crown Molding, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Half Bathroom Renovation: Crown Molding Design Change

Covering My Mistake with This New (and Better!) Design [This is part of Our Molding Makeover series  and my How to Install Crown Molding Series.] Find Inspiration in Your Furniture, Lamps and Other Decor A good place to find design inspiration for…

Consumable Materials

Sanding Sponge

220, 150 Grain I can hardly imagine sanding a room full of moldings without my inventory of sanding sponges. I have a box full of them.  Literally. They help you make quick work of sanding flat-stock moldings and especially moldings…

DIY Molding Projects

How to Make a Crown Molding Finial Return

Federal Style A finial return is an excellent way to terminate a crown molding in a room with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. In this expample I used it to terminate a flying crown molding, but you can…

Our Molding Makeover Updates, Quick Tips

Quick Tip: Scale Sculpting

How to Shape Spackling in Difficult Molding Corners [This is part of our How to Paint Moldings series.] The eye is naturally drawn to the intersections of moldings in corners, and so doing a really good job prepping them is…

MDF Board, Molding & Millwork Inventory


1/4″ Thick Pre-Cut 2′ X 4′ Sheet When you only need a small piece of 1/4″ thick mdf board for a molding project, you can go to Home Depot and buy one of their pre-cut boards. You pay a premium…