Craftsman style moldings are really popular here at The Joy of Moldings.
So today I made a new page that brings all of our Craftsman-related molding posts together in one place.
Check it out here The Joy of Craftsman Moldings.
Or you can find it in the upper menu under “Galleries.”
Clear the Decks for the Holidays
After thanksgiving, we’re going to take a short break from Our Molding Makeover, clear the tools and stacks of moldings from our living room for the holidays, and then do a series of Craftsman style installation sequences in our office.
Craftsman Historic Homes in Tucson
Tucson had some excellent architects, educated in the midwest but who settled here in the desert, who designed and built the Craftsman style homes here in Tucson.
I’m going to tour some of them, take pictures of the moldings I like, and then show you how to make them yourself — step by step!
So don’t worry if the molding styles are representative of what you’ll find in your own town, because they are the same.
My focus will be the simple Craftsman moldings in modest homes, rather than the grander works that don’t really translate to homes like yours and mine.
Craftsman Patterns of Interest
I’ll avoid the more complex built-in furniture of this period and just focus on the basics:
- Crown Moldings
- Door and Window Trim
- Fireplace Mantels
- Picture Rail
This is going to be a really fun series for me, and I can’t wait to get started!
Craftsman moldings are my favorite; they are simple, but beautiful.
I love Craftsman moldings, simple but beautiful.
I agree, Tiffany.
I have so many warm memories of spending precious time with my cousins, framed in their 1923 Craftsman home!
I am currently planning my vacation/retirement home, in the craftsman style. I look forward to using your guide as a resource.
I hope you like it, Kathy, I know I’m going to have fun creating the series.
I too am planning a retirement house that will use craftsman style molding and look forward to learning how…my hubby too…lol
I hope you guys find something useful in the series. I’m touring some of our modest Craftsman bungalows here in Tucson for partial inspiration. It’s been fun so far!
I’m really looking forward to future istallments of your Craftsman series. Just beginning to rework the interior of my 3rd home (an early 70’s ranch), starting with the 1st room this week (the master BR) and love craftsman style in general. My 1st house was a 1928 bungalow & I miss it… a LOT. So my goal give this one the feel reminiscent of the first one.
Your site is awesome, keep up the good work!
Early 70’s ranch homes are the perfect canvas for a Craftsman style molding makeover.
I can’t wait to start the Craftsman series. I’m a bit behind schedule, but it’s in my crosshairs. In fact, Jennifer and I had breakfast in the Craftsman crepe cafe, Cafe Marcel, this morning, and it just made me want to drop what I’m doing and get started on that series!
Glad you like the site and find it useful.
Keep us posted on your project. We’d love to know what you’re up to!
Would like to keep in touch with you as my projects progress… what would be the best way to send you photos/PDF drawings of my stuff (that is, if you want to see any of it ;-)?
Sure, would like to keep in touch with you as my projects progress! For my MBR project I’m planning to plagarize a bit and build something very close to your designs , i.e., BASEBOARD-100 (FLW is my guy!), CROWN MOLDING-106, something similar to the craftsman version door trim shown in DOOR TRIM-133 for both doors & windows.
Also, I’d like to get your input on a design issue I have with a pair of closet door openings in the space, what would be the best way to send you photos/PDF drawings of this (that is, if you want to see any of it ;-)?
I sent you an email with contact info.
That’s a very generous offer, Chris. We would love to follow your project. We can do an ongoing series like we have with Dave.
Did you see this series of articles in the New York Times recently about the house Frank Llyod Wright built for his son in Phoenix? A devloper was going to tear it down so he could plop two houses down on the lot. The story has a happy ending, but it was a close call.
1. A Frank Lloyd Wright House is Embattled (image slide show)
2. Frank Lloyd Wright House in Phoenix Faces Bulldozers
We’re very excited to see your project progress!