Casing Profiles, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Casing Molding This versatile molding profile I’ve used for chair rail buildups, entablatures, crown molding cornices and of course, baseboards. But it wasn’t until this week that I saw this same profile in an historic home, and so establishing its…


Greek Revival Historic Home: Birmingham, Michigan

I don’t usually publish anything on Fridays because this is the only full day off I have from my day job . But today I finally had a chance to tour the historic home I wrote about back in early…

CROWN MOLDING, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Install CROWN MOLDING-104 for c. $5.17/lf

Victorian Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $18.00/lf + $20.00/Corner or Return You or your finish carpenter can make this crown molding by stacking four separate molding profiles together. The design is a hybrid of sorts from several crowns I’ve seen…


Historic Home: The Sibley House

Greek Revival/Traditional, 1848 On Jefferson Avenue, a stone’s throw from downtown Detroit and just across the street from Albert Kahn’s famous, The Palms, historic apartments, sits the prettiest little example of Greek Revival architecture you could ever hope to see.


TJOM Changes During the Holidays

Over the next week I have to turn my attention to the regrettable task of changing The Joy of Moldings WordPress theme from Standard, which is no longer supported, to Canvas, a theme that is supported. The site might look…


The Moldings of Independence Hall’s Assembly Room

Georgian/American Colonial Style, 1753 Photos courtesy of Greg Roth. Rather than me blathering on about the beautiful wall panels, pilasters with ionic capitals, pediments over the doors and Windsor chairs (I really love Windsor chairs!) in the Assembly Room, I thought…

Pattern Book, PILASTERS

Delicate Fluted PILASTER-101

Traditional Style, 1754 Can you see it? Can you see the capital of a very small pilaster behind the coffee pot and supporting the figurehead? I didn’t even notice it until after I got home and was sorting through the…

Architectural Ornaments, Corbels, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Traditional Style After looking at many corbels used during the American Colonial and Federal architectural periods, I finally settled on this resin corbel for Greg’s fireplace mantel. It’s made by a company called Outwater Plastics, makers of all kinds of…