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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…

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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…

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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…


How to Make DOOR TRIM-105 for $27.03

Craftsman Style If you’ve been thinking of converting your newer home into something more Craftsman bungalow-ish, then this door surround would be a great place to start. It’s very easy and affordable to install, a beginner can do it on…


DOOR TRIM-116: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Georgian/Traditional Style This conversation happened before the ambulance crew removed my dad from the stretcher and onto his new bed. Me: Hey dad, did you see all those moldings under the portico and in the lobby? Dad: What moldings? Me:…



Traditional Style, c. 1828 – 33 These photos are courtesy of the Library of Congress. This ornate corner block is from the Connecticut Greek Revival home of Captain William Webb Wakeman. You could make similar corner blocks for your traditional…

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Make DOOR TRIM-103.1 for $35.00

Eared Architrave for Small Doors This eared architrave (also called a shouldered architrave) is the same as DOOR TRIM-103, but is half the width to fit on smaller doors. I thought it deserved its own pattern number and page, so…

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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…

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How to Build ENTABLATURE-100 for About $22.42 ea.

Victorian Style This post shows you step by step how to make this beautiful entablature from simple moldings you can buy just about anywhere. And while it may look complicated to build, I assure you that it’s really very simple…