Molding Galleries

Before & after molding makeovers and other designs from my pattern book.

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Curse of the Open Floor Plan

I like open floor plans as much as anybody.  But really, builders should learn some restraint. Do you really want to walk through your front door into a vast, ill-defined furniture warehouse? But if a warehouse is what you have,…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Craftsman Style Kitchen Moldings on a Budget

Here we have a typical, early 70’s ranch home kitchen in need of some moldings. These are the simple, Craftsman style moldings I designed, installed and painted in just a few weekends. Tall wainscoting Large baseboard Door trim for sliding…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Newel Post on a Half Wall

Do you have a half wall on you staircase like this that could use a little dressing up? Newel posts like these are really easy to build and can be made from very inexpensive materials. In fact, I built this…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Lots of Moldings in a Small Room

Would you rather have a small, boring room or a small beautiful room?  That’s what I thought.  And this little room is the perfect response to those who preach that too many moldings in a small room make it look…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Grand Front Door with Sidelights

A Blank Slate  This front door and its tall, half-circle window overhead had the same bland starter-trim installed as virtually every home in the nation.  I think we can do a better job of framing guest’s arrival to this warm…