[This post is part of my How to Install Moldings series.]
When the moldings you want to install run into an obstacle of some sort, it’s perfectly OK to create what I call a molding dissolve.
You’ll use dissolves on door trim moldings more than any place else, because doors are so often crammed into a corner. But you can use them on any kind of molding like wainscoting, crown moldings or wall frames. Below are a few examples.
There are historic precedents for creating molding dissolves in buildings throughout the world. The first time I saw one was while watching a show on Scottish castles. A molding dissolve appeared on a door surround as the camera panned through the room. The image at the top of this post is an almost exact replica of what I saw on that show.
[This post is part of my How to Install Moldinsg series.]