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Molding, Millwork, & Trim

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    A Carpenter's Home Is His Castle

    As a union carpenter, T.J. Baker works on large, complicated structures like baseball stadiums, computer-chip factories, and high-rise hotels. So what does he do in his spare time? The same thing most carpenters do: He remodels his house.

     
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    On the Job

    Wainscoting for wavy walls; homemade dispensers

     
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    Products

    Weatherproof Moldings ~ Lighter Fiber Cement ~ Impervious Siding ~

     
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    Building a Beamed Ceiling

    Prefabricating the paneled sections on the floor speeds installation.

     
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    Making Curved Crown

    Use this layout technique to make radiused crown on site.

     
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    Framing a Spiral Staircase

    Painstaking layout made it possible to build this lighthouse stair with standard framing tools

     
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    Soundings

    Classic Columns

     
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    Building a Frame-and-Panel Fireplace

    Pocket-screw joinery and specialty moldings transform a site-built mantel into high-end millwork.

     
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    Columns, Posts, Piers: What's Best for the Porch?

    There's no question that a porch looks and feels best when all of its components relate to the rest of the house's design. In an earlier column, we focused on how porch guardrails can complement a home (5/06); here, we'll talk about ways that porch columns, posts, and piers can do the same.

     
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    Prevent Errors With a Quality-Control Checklist

    At my remodeling company, we rely on many forms and checklists to run our jobs. The one we use most is our quality-control checklist.

     
 
 
 
 
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