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Molding, Millwork, & Trim

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    Drywall Upgrades

    Build arches, wainscot, and other architectural details with scrap drywall and specialty trim.

     
  • Cellular PVC Moldings With Built-In J-Channels

    IQm Trim cellular PVC moldings feature built-in J-channels that ease installation and hide cut ends. Integrated flashing fins help direct water away from the structure.

     
  • Protect-O-Cap Hammer Head Covers

    Protect-O-Caps help protect both painted head trim nails and plastic exterior trim.

     
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    Using Ship Masts for Structural Columns

    Suppose you wanted some wooden columns about 20 feet tall and custom-turned in one piece from straight tree trunks? There aren’t too many places you could find such a thing.

     
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    Bench Dog Tools Bullnose Trim Gauge

    Marking out the 22 1/2-degree cuts needed for three-piece bullnose corner trim can take a bit of trial and error to get accurate results.

     
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    Custom-Carved Corbels

    As part of a job finishing a side-porch addition to a Victorian home, I had to reproduce six decorative corbels.

     
  • Installing Iron Balusters

    This method is fast and reduces epoxy cleanup.

     
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    A Shop-Built Conical Roof

    Truss-style construction simplified the framing of this serpentine roofline.

     
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    Installing Housed Treads and Risers

    Shims and adhesive lock the parts together into a squeak-free unit.

     
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    Marine-Quality Columns

    Miami’s STA Architectural Group originally planned to use solid ipe for the eight columns on this high-end residence, which is currently under construction in Bal Harbour, Fla. But when logs of sufficient size turned out to be unattainable, the firm asked Orleans, Mass., boat-builder Suzanne Leahy...

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking