craftsman styleCraftsman 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.

Simple First

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:

  • Baseboards
  • Crown Moldings
  • Door and Window Trim
  • Fireplace Mantels
  • Wainscoting
  • Picture Rail

This is going to be a really fun series for me, and I can’t wait to get started!