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WAINSCOTING-109 Part 2: Installing the Rail Cap & Edge Molding

[This is part of our WAINSCOTING-109 Installation series.] Installing the Flat-Stock Rail Cap The width of your rail cap will be determined by the projection of the crown molding you use under the cap, and how much overhang you want….

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How to Install WAINSCOTING-109 for About $11.00/ft: Part 1

Traditional Style: Greek Revival or Georgian You can find wainscoting just like this in the finest homes, mansions and palaces in the world, so why not add it to yours? It’s very easy to make, and this page shows you…

DIY Molding Projects, Pattern Book, WAINSCOTING

How to Install Tall WAINSCOTING-100 for About $10.33/ft

Craftsman Style Or c. $124.00 for this project’s entire 12′ wall I found this tall wainscoting design in an original 1920’s era pattern book on Craftsman style interiors.  The home I installed this in is an early 1970’s ranch home,…

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Before & After: Tall Craftsman Wainscoting in Dining Room

This is the dining room/kitchen of a typical, early 1970’s style ranch home. The challenge decorating this kind of open floor plan is: how do you decorate in such a way as to set the “dining room” area apart from…

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Crown Molding to Hide Speaker Wires. On a Budget.

Unhandy Steve from Near Baltimore Writes Happy 4th! (if you celebrate that) Thanks to you both for putting up and keeping this site going.  My name is Steve and I’m near Baltimore, MD.  I found your site and did a…

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The Lawyer and the Lute

A Short Tale of Moldings & Music [This is part of my How to Install Moldings series.] The point finally came in this project when I could put away all the noise-makers — the saws and sanders and dust collectors —…

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Corner Blocks for Dave’s Living Room & Foyer Archways

Other Posts in Dave’s Series Dave’s Kitchen Crown Molding Challenge Dave’s Foyer Moldings Corner Blocks for Dave’s Living Room & Foyer Archways Hi Ken, Once again I am very grateful for your help! Corner Blocks Q  When using corner blocks,…

Our Molding Makeover Updates

How to Paint a Kitchen Blue for $217.00. OK, Five Different Blues.

[This is part of Our Kitchen Molding Makeover series.] We always knew we wanted the kitchen to wear a cameo blue paint scheme.  But what we didn’t know was that we’d end up with five different shades of blue in…