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Molding, Millwork, & Trim

  • 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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    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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