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Molding, Millwork, & Trim

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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...

     
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    Building a Ceiling Dome

    Traditional plaster finishes off this simple, elegant bit of framing.

     
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    Products

    Tapered column wraps; wireless lighting control; touchpad deadbolt; vinyl siding with foam reinforcement; fiberglass columns; more

     
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    Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

    There are few things more satisfying than scribing a piece of trim and having it fit perfectly on the first try. Porter-Cable's 371 belt sander should make such precision scribing a lot easier.

     
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    Using Bending Rail

    Laminating a curved stair rail takes sturdy forms and a lot of clamps.

     
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    On the Job

    Tricky miter; giant jig for big ellipses; tree protection

     
  • Cleaning the Slate

    A short time ago, a remodeler hired me to solve a dispute he had with a customer. He had been building an addition, and when he began framing the walls he discovered that the foundation slab was out of square. The concrete sub owned up to the mistake, and at no charge to the customer fixed the...

     
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    21st-Century Greek Revival

    Use PVC trim to create a durable version of this classic cornice.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking