Door Surround, Crown Molding and a Fireplace Mantel

door trim surround painted

Can you believe this is Ron’s first molding project?


I just wanted to thank you for your excellent site.

It gave me the confidence to tackle these jobs. I did the front door first then took on the feature wall in our family room.

We scraped off the popcorn ceiling and built the wall shelves with bullnose corners. We made all the molding out of 3/4″ MDF sheets. A totally enjoyable project!

We couldn’t have done it without having all your great information and advice to turn to again and again.

All the best.

Gratefully Yours

diy plinth block

Fluted plinth block and pilaster.

diy fireplace

Ron used book shelves to help create a perfectly balanced focal point wall.

fireplace mantel diy

This is an exceptionally beautiful fireplace Ron. Keep up the great work because you’ve got talent!

crown molding buildup

Flaring the crown molding above the flat screen is an excellent touch.

From Ken

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work, Ron. You’re attention to scale and proportion is excellent. I especially love the fluted columns on the fireplace.

I can’t wait to see what else you create!

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