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Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival look-alike millwork
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.
As a full-time stairbuilder, I've learned that I can't always rely on premilled parts, especially when staircases get complicated.
Use premium materials and a methodical approach to achieve a cabinet-grade finish.
TruWood Reversible Trim is a composite exterior-grade product manufactured from residual wood fibers using no urea-formaldehyde resins, the maker says.
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.
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.
Use applied moldings create the look of a custom door for a fraction of the cost.
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.
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.
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