Architectural Ornaments Teaser

I thought you might enjoy this teaser photo of some compo appliqué projects that I’m working on. Most of these designs I’ll be using to create models of ornate corner blocks, while others will be used to create ornate center blocks,…

Installation & Design Tips

How High Should the Entablature or Overdoor Frieze Be?

[This is part of my How to Install Moldings series.] Jay commented on Before & After: Will’s Bathroom and Window Trim, and asked a very simple question that I’m shamed to say I should have addressed long ago: Can anyone tell…

Reader Mail

The Masters and the Moldings

Hi Ken, I am both a golf fan and a molding fan. And since it is Masters weekend, I thought I’d send you this shot of the inside of Augusta National Clubhouse. Amazing moldings and a terrific group of players….

Crown Molding

Example of Expensive Crown Molding Separating at Scarf Joints

[This is part of my How to Install Crown Molding Series.] The Problem Buildings are designed to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. And because rooms breath over the seasons, the crown moldings — if not properly…