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Old 08-28-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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what kind of moulding (casing?) is used on the 3.5" side of a 2X4?

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also, i beveled the door jamb moulding where it touches the top horizontal piece. does this look ok? i have 8'3 inches from floor to ceiling and the moulding I purchased comes in 8' length.

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Are you of the impression that all of the 2 x 4 surfaces have to be covered up with moulding?
More specifically, what effect or look are you trying to accomplish?

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"Are you of the impression that all of the 2 x 4 surfaces have to be covered up with moulding?"

Hey Willie,

This is all new to me. I guess I assumed I'd be covering this part. Maybe I can paint it instead.


"More specifically, what effect or look are you trying to accomplish?"


Honestly, I just want it to look clean, well done. This has been my largest project to date and I've tried really hard to make things appear like they were done thoughtfully and with care.
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One of the most valuable tools you have available to you today is your digital camera. Not your cell phone camera, unless it is an exceptionally good one.... but a really decent camera.

Grab that expensive toy and go out into the world. Take it to historic sites. Take it to Home Shows. Take it to county fair woodwork exhibits. Take it to hotels, motels, office buildings, friend's houses, etc. Ideas are all over the place, just for the point-and-shoot taking. Anywhere and everywhere.

Soon you will have seen and preserved enough examples of styles and techniques that you can build your own inspiration library on your computer.

Speaking of the computer... Are you effectively using the Google "IMAGE" search feature? Don't try to search by verbal or text descriptions. Hit that IMAGE button and be treated to thousands and thousands of pictures of what you want to know about.

This is true for learning how moldings are used and applied too.

Are you aware that moldings were originally designed simply to cover crude cut ends of pieces of lumber and to seal up joints where two or more pieces of wood came together?
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