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Molding, Millwork, & Trim

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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.

     
  • Historic Tax Credits Remain Strong

    One basic law of Newtonian physics—what goes up must come down—seems not to apply to prices for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

     
  • Building on the Frontier

    St. Louis — In Old North St. Louis, some blocks have more grassy vacant lots on them than houses, and nearly 40 percent of the residents live in poverty, according to the 2000 Census.

     
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    A Curved Coffered Ceiling

    Precise backing, flexible moldings, and a lot of patience got the job done.

     
 
 
 
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