fireplace mantel

Historic FIREPLACE MANTEL-104, Fort Mackinac

Traditional/Greek Revival Style, c. 1828 I discovered this simple fireplace mantel in the hospital and doctors’ quarters in old Fort Mackinac. The other moldings in this room — the door trim and baseboard — are nice, but plain. Only the…


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Now that I’ve played around on Instagram for a few days, I think I see how it might be fun. And let’s face it, as a small business owner, something like this has got to be either useful or fun…


Historic DOOR TRIM-118 in Lexington, Michigan

Traditional/Greek Revival Style, c. 1870 The other day I was riding my bike down the gravel farm roads of Michigan’s thumb area, when I found this elegant front door surround in the charming town of Lexington. Lexington sits on the shore of…

Installation & Design Tips

Wall Frame Moldings and Electrical Outlets

[This is part of my How to Install Moldings series.] I was digging around in my photo files and looking for something short and sweet to write about, when I found this MDF frame I built around this wall plug….