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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…


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…

DOOR TRIM, Uncategorized

Historic DOOR TRIM-117 in Almont, Michigan

Traditional Style, c. 1850 I was driving to my sister’s house in a rural part of Michigan, when I spotted this Greek Revival door surround on the front of this abandoned farmhouse. I’ve seen this house before, but today is…

DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book


Traditional Style I found this beautiful door surround last summer gracing the hall of an historic building in Grand Rapids Michigan. I think the building is an art college of some sort, though I don’t remember exactly because we were…

ARCHWAYS, Pattern Book

ARCHWAY-102 and Ornaments of Life!

Traditional Style If your home has an open floor plan, then you’re sure to have at least one large walk-through opening like this one. Why not bring attention to it by wrapping it in a beautiful surround of moldings and enhanced…


Make Flying CROWN MOLDING-108 for c. $3.08/lf

Traditional Style Some of these pictures may look familiar to you since they make up my post on how to make a crown molding finial return. But this time I want to focus on the crown molding itself. Especially now…


Make CROWN MOLDING-101 for c. $3.62/lf

Traditional or Victorian Finish carpenter installation price c. $14.00/lf + $15.00/corner or return If you’ve always wanted an ornate crown molding in your favorite room, this pattern might just be the very thing for you. It’s three pieces are not…

CROWN MOLDING, Molding Before & Afters, Pattern Book

Make CEILING MOLDING-100 for c. $50.64

Traditional Style Here’s a simple pattern you can use to breathe life into a flat or tray ceiling. You can expand or contract the size of the design depending on your needs. Even if you go much larger, you don’t…

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…