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  1. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm trying to trim/case a passageway from my dining room into the living room. The problem is that it, the passageway, is the corner of the room. If you imagine your in a box cut off a corner and walla there is the doorway that needs to be trimmed out. My great grandfather built the house...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    This is a unique fireplace to say the least! At first I wanted to remove all of the brick and create a more updated fireplace flush with the wall. My contractor talked me out of that so now the plan is the keep the fireplace intact with a whitewashed coating and some kind of crown moulding...
  3. Interior Decorating
    Hi we have an 8'4" ceiling and 7'6" doors in our attic that we want to finish. There's only 10" between the door top and the ceiling. The rest of the Victorian house has 11' ceilings and 8' doors with 5.5" moulding around the door and almost 10" of moulding above the doors and between 8"-11"...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am installing crown moulding in my bathroom. I have an open corner shower that is enclosed with 5' shower walls and 18" glass shower screens. The corner walls are tiled to the ceiling. Since the shower is not enclosed, I have to decide whether to run the crown through the shower, or end it...
  5. Windows and Doors
    I have been looking everywhere and am starting to feel like I might be crazy. I'm looking for prehung interior doors that don't have trim already installed. The only doors I've seen come with the standard window/door trim but we will be building a home with more craftsman trim. I don't want...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hi all, Had a contractor via Lowes's (yeah, I know...) install a sliding door and I noticed a decent gap at the interior bottom moulding over the existing tile (see pic). I am not sure if/what they should have done (caulk look ok over the tile?) since it may be due to the irregular tile and...
  7. Remodeling
    I have an irregular and deep (16") mantel that was drywall on wood frame. I recently trimmed it with moulding and painted (see pics). Unfortunately the top is now uneven where the angled pieces are joined and looks shabby. Would you suggest a way to place a thin piece of a single sheet on top...
  8. Flooring
    I am installing carpet tile (TrafficMaster Best Practice commercial grade tile 24"x24") in my new "man room". It's a small job about 230' sq and I would like to finish off the room with baseboards. I have read that baseboards are typically installed first leaving a gap on bottom of approx 1/4"...
  9. Carpentry
    We recently decided to upgrade the moulding in our home. Base from 3.5" to 6" & casing from 2.25" to 3.5". The problem I have is that a few of the doors were hung so close to a corner that the 3.5" casing won't fit. I could replace some of the doors with smaller ones, but for others this would...
  10. Flooring
    Hello, I recently had some moulding and shoe moulding installed in my home. The installers left a tiny gap between the shoe moulding and the floor in certain places. My house was built in 1940 and the floors are not completely even or level. So, I was wondering if it's ok to leave the gap or if...
  11. Carpentry
    Ok I have an smaller house with standard/boring door moulding and would like to replace it. The current moulding is 2 1/4 inch wide plain and outdated. I would like to replace it with something more modern and decorative but have a few problems... 1) I have an area where my bathroom door...
  12. Painting
    I am having trouble painting pre primered mdf crown moulding (actually ultra light mdf) with BEHR semi gloss (white; swiss coffee). I was very careful applying it with a wet brush, but ended up with what I would describe as tiger stripes being visible in several places. (marks running across...
  13. Carpentry
    I will be hanging crown molding in my home in Lake Forest, CA, that is about 15 miles inland from the coast and on the inland sice of the coastl mountains. It is dry with little humidity. I will use paint grade and have done a small room with MDF, but am wondering if I should step up to a less...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Paul Lancaster, living and working in the Jackson, MS area. I have 18 years experience as a machinist, and the last 7 years manufacturing cabinet doors and millwork mostly on CNC machines. Always looking for a place to learn a few more tricks and pass a few on when I can.
  15. Remodeling
    I'm replaceing all the baseboards in our living room and kitchen since I just installed new hardwood. We had the small 3.5" tall baseboards before and want to go back with 5 or 5.5". I'm not sure which height exactly. The problem is that the new baseboards would be taller than our heating/air...
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