DIY Molding Projects

All moldings that have been assigned a pattern number for easy sorting.

Crown Molding, DIY Molding Projects, Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: CROWN MOLDING-103 Installation

[This is part of my How to Install CROWN MOLDING-103 series.] The traditional style crown molding I installed in this boy’s room, complete with these toy airplanes hanging from the ceiling, is a classic design that’s an appropriate style for the…

CROWN MOLDING, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Install CROWN MOLDING-105 For c. $2.86/lf

Traditional/Victorian Finish carpenter installation price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/corner or return The reason I’ve classified this crown molding as both a traditional and a Victorian design, is because I’ve seen similar profiles in American Victorian homes as well as very…

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…

CROWN MOLDING, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Install CROWN MOLDING-102 for About $7.50 Per Foot: Part 1

Traditional Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $25.00/lf  + $30.00/corner This is what I’ve come to call, for lack of a better term, a soffit crown molding. This means that the projection of the crown molding (the part the extends from…

DIY Molding Projects, WINDOW TRIM

Make WINDOW TRIM-101 for About $29.00

Craftsman Style [This is part of The Joy of Craftsman Moldings series.] Your house does not need to have a three-pained, leaded glass window like this one in order to create this beautiful window surround, nor do you need a…

ARCHWAYS, DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book

How to Build ARCHWAY-101 For c. $594.26

Traditional Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $2,600.00 You can build this beautiful archway with little more than MDF board, simple moldings from your lumber yard and special order Flex Trim moldings. It’s not hard to do, it just requires a…

DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book, VENT COVER

How to Install VENT COVER-100

Traditional Style This was a quick and simple answer to the original, and very boring, air vent cover. See the before & after post here >> The few simple steps it takes to make this are posted below. But I…

DIY Molding Projects

How to Make a Crown Molding Finial Return

Federal Style A finial return is an excellent way to terminate a crown molding in a room with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. In this expample I used it to terminate a flying crown molding, but you can…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book

How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature for c. $19.91 Part 1

Victorian & Traditional Styles This is what I call a corbel entablature, and it’s just the thing for an opening that has no room for door trim. You can use any style corbel (or bracket) you want.  And just think…