Project: New interior trim.
Why: Whether you want to embellish or change the character of your space, trim will give your rooms more personality and a stronger identity.
This home had been remodeled over the years, and each refresh had added details that were not age- or architecturally appropriate and took the home away from the plain-spoken look of an American foursquare. The new owners wanted to bring back some of the original details (or what could have been original) and add modern touches, so they hired Robert S. MacNeille, design principal and president of Carpenter & MacNeille.
Buying architectural products like molding, columns, railing systems etc. can potentially put a big dent in a projects budget; but it does not have to! Small little changes can add up to big savings in the long run if you stay consistent with them.
Have you been wondering if crown molding could work in your house? Are you worried that your ceilings are too low to use it? Concerned that you can't afford the wide moldings you'd love? Not sure what style or size to get? And what if you want a contemporary look — can you still use crown molding?
Have I got some tips for you!
1. Make sure that each length of your crown moldings you purchase has the exact same spring angle, width and thickness. Why? Building supply stores purchase their crown (and trim) from several manufactures, each using their own different fabrication standards/ tolerances.
2. Always check the square of your saw before you begin. For every degree your saw is out, you will get twice that error for each joint you cut.
The Lyric Theatre, found in Birmingham, Alabama, is a historical theatre that was built in 1914 for B.F. Keith's Vaudeville circuit. According to a history write-up by The Lyric Fine Arts Theater website on wix.com, Major stars such as the Marx Brothers, Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Will Rogers, and Milton Berle played the Lyric. Berle said it was as fine a theater as any in New York.
Removing finish trim is a skill that will come in handy for any home restorer. Plumbers and electricians often cut through trim moulding to do their upgrades, roughhousing kids and fast-moving pets can damage old or delicate baseboards, and it's often necessary to patch-in repairs. Not to mention that after a century of painting, trim often needs stripping to regain its luster and reclaim its profiles. Read on to discover how it's done.
"My favorite word for greek revival houses is capacious. They are not colonials," says historian John Crosby Freeman, who grew up in one. They were built well into the 19th century, but they are unornamented, not gingerbread darlings. Greek Revival is the style that arrived between eras. At first used in public and civic buildings, Greek Revival became the overriding style for houses during the 1830's and 1840's, and did not fade until after the civil war. The rather obvious architectural model was the Greek temple. Besides columns - barely discernible as corner pilasters on many houses - Greek motifs define the style. These buildings were not seen as replicas, though, but as an innovative and politically appropriate form.
Did you know there is a big difference between restoring a house and rehabilitating one? Restoring your home involves faithfully repairing and re-creating a building's original architectural elements so that it closely resembles its appearance at a previous point in time. Rehabilitating your home is more interpretive - it involves making the structure sound and usable again and retaining whatever original features are possible to save, but not necessarily restoring things that have gone missing. For new owners of old houses, deciding which approach to use is the first logical step in helping map out repairs. These basic rules for sensitive historic rehabilitation - based on the secretary of the interior's standards used to enforce the Federal Rehabilitation Incentive Tax Program - office sound advice.
Installing crown moulding, like playing the piano, takes practice. Unlike playing the piano, however, most people can get the hang of it with only a little practice. Before you take the time to become a master, however, you may want more information on preassembled corner pieces that simplify the project tremendously.
A Montana builder set out to improve the country's employment rate by sourcing American-made building materials throughout an entire home.
Introducing the Rustic America Collection
The Rustic America Collection from Worthington Millwork offers a distinctive architectural elegance which will provide your home with beautiful curb appeal unlike any other in your neighborhood. We offer the finest quality and workmanship in both our Pecky Cypress and Natural Wood Grain.
Everyone is always looking for ways to add value to their home.Especially if they are trying to sell their home. We have come up with a few ways that you can add great value to your home without spending to much money. Be sure to get the full Ebook for more in depth discussions.
Introducing the Coral Collection
The Coral Collection from Worthington Millwork is a unique collection of polyurethane products. This collection is inspired by the sea to make coral replications in a millwork application. This collection isnt available everywhere, and you may not be able to do much research online regarding the product. It is rare!
One of the biggest problems/complaints that we get after our client installs crown moldings is, how do I cover up the joints that are between my molding sections? It is normal for every building product to expand and contract during hot and cold temperatures and polyurethane crown molding is no exception. This type of crown molding can be used for interior and exterior uses so extreme hot and cold temperatures will be tested on the molding. This however is a problem that needs to be resolved during installation as once the crown molding is installed there is very little that can be done to resolve seeing the seam. By following these three tips below you can minimize, if not eliminate, the potential threat of that seam that can become quite the eye-soar after a finished installation.
Worthington’s exterior polyurethane millwork was used for the exterior cornices on the New Smyrna Elementary School in Smyrna, Georgia by the architectural firm Cunningham, Forehand, Matthews & Moore. The polyurethane material was selected by the architect due to the custom trim profiles that can be detailed with the flat board and radius shapes which give them a finished product that is aesthetically pleasing. Worthington provided two custom exterior brackets for the project application which were used by the architect to give the fascia more character. The crisp lines and radius details on this fascia and custom brackets are very difficult to achieve with other exterior products.