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Molding, Millwork, & Trim

  • Installing a Split Column (Subscriber content)

    During a recent remodeling project in Houston, we demolished a structurally defective balcony that had been supporting the corner of a roof. In its place we installed an 18 1/2-foot-long 4x4 steel post that extends from the soffit down to ground level.

     
  • Basic Pattern-Routing for Perfect Tread Returns (Subscriber content)

    As a full-time stairbuilder, I've learned that I can't always rely on premilled parts, especially when staircases get complicated.

     
  • Stain-Grade Finishing On Site

    Use premium materials and a methodical approach to achieve a cabinet-grade finish.

     
  • Exterior Trim With Smooth and" Rough-Sawn" Faces

    TruWood Reversible Trim is a composite exterior-grade product manufactured from residual wood fibers using no urea-formaldehyde resins, the maker says.

     
  • Reclaimed Polystyrene Cornice and Crown Moldings

    Outwater says its 100% Recycled Cornice and Crown Mouldings are made entirely from reclaimed polystyrene but match the quality of moldings made from virgin polymers.

     
  • Simplified Crown Molding

    The Cut-N-Crown System features a plastic jig that replicates a molding's spring angle so that you can cut both sides of a miter without resetting the saw.

     
  • Custom Doors From Stock Slabs

    Use applied moldings create the look of a custom door for a fraction of the cost.

     
  • Bendable Trim

    Polymer-based Flex Trim radius moldings generally cost one-third as much as comparable custom-made curved wood moldings and is immune to damage by salt, moisture and extreme temperatures.

     
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    Fixing a Botched Trim Job

    A homeowner asks how to repair what looks like a botched job, where new entry doors were installed in a brick home covered with stucco or some kind of cement parging.

     
  • Replacing Giant Columns

    A methodical approach yielded masterful results in this oversize remodeling project.

     
 
 
 
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