Decorating with Interior Trim: A Complete Guide to Using Decorative Trim in Your Home from Choosing the Best Style to Installing It Successfully

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Few modern houses today have the kind of architectural finishes that were once the mainstay of quality home design. If filling this void is on your to-do list, Sunset is ready to lend a home improvement hand with Interior Trim. It shows how to plan, design, and install trim elements-door and window casings, crown moldings, base trim, etc.-that will dramatically transform any room's decor, adding character, warmth, and dimension. Features include 35 projects with assembly diagrams and clear how-to instructions, as...
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Overview

Few modern houses today have the kind of architectural finishes that were once the mainstay of quality home design. If filling this void is on your to-do list, Sunset is ready to lend a home improvement hand with Interior Trim. It shows how to plan, design, and install trim elements-door and window casings, crown moldings, base trim, etc.-that will dramatically transform any room's decor, adding character, warmth, and dimension. Features include 35 projects with assembly diagrams and clear how-to instructions, as well as a 20-page, photo-illustrated guide to basic trimwork techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780376012661
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Transform your home with trim 5
Why Trim? 6
Trim Sets the Tone 8
Types of Trim 11
Trim and color 15
What Color Does for Trim 16
Varnish and Stain 18
Paint 20
Using trim to create authentic style 25
Colonial Style and Projects 26
Neoclassical Style and Projects 38
Victorian Style and Projects 52
Arts and Crafts Style and Projects 62
Modern Style and Projects 70
Country Style and Projects 80
Japanese Style and Projects 90
Trim techniques 95
Hand Tools 96
Power Tools 98
Materials 100
Removing Old Trim 102
Measuring Accurately 103
Marking Level Lines 104
Cutting and Installing Trim 104
Creating a Reveal 106
Dealing with Irregularities 107
Making Secure Attachments 108
Creating Joints 108
Creating Returns 111
Trimming Door and Window Openings 112
Creating Window Stools and Aprons 114
Installing Horizontal Moldings 116
Installing Crown Molding 117
Wall Treatments 118
Working with Composite Moldings 123
Finishing 124
Glossary 125
Resources and credits 126
Index 127
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