1001 Ideas for Trimwork

1001 Ideas for Trimwork

by Wayne Kalyn

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Overview

1001 Ideas for Trimwork by Wayne Kalyn

Trimwork and molding add style and character and rids a room of the "empty box syndrome" that is common to most modern housing. With over 1080 color photographs and illustrations, 1001 Ideas for Trimwork presents molding profiles and designs to turn any style home into a showplace. Topics cover window and door casings, crown moldings, chair rail, friezes, niches, wainscoting, pillars, stair embellishments, and mantel moldings. In addition to hundreds of molding designs, the book includes scores of examples of professionally decorated rooms enhanced with trimwork and molding. Bring warmth and character to every room in the home with 1001 Ideas for Trimwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580112604
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Series: 1001 Ideas
Edition description: First
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 506,891
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Wayne Kalyn has written on a number of home improvement topics. Wayne is also the author of the Creative Homeowner title Design Ideas for Basements. He lives in Cranford, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

1001 Ideas for Trimwork

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

Part 1

The Basics of Trimwork...12

Chapter 1

Designing with Trimwork...14

- Trimwork as a Design Element...16

- Trimwork and Wall Color...20

- Classic Paint Schemes...22

- Trimwork and Period Homes...25

Chapter 2

Trimwork Options...48

- Trimwork Materials...50

- Finishing Options...54

- Molding Profiles...58

- Base Molding...60

- Base Cap Molding...61

- Door and Window Casings...62

- Rosettes...64

- Victorian Casings...65

- Wall Treatments...66

- Pillars and Pilasters...68

- Trimwork for Stairs...70

- Cornice Molding...72

- Corbels and Ornaments...76

Chapter 3

Tools and Techniques...78

- Layout and Leveling Tools...81

- Cutting Tools...82

- Attachment Tools...84

- Other Useful Tools...85

- Cutting Trimwork...86

- Installation Tips...88

Part 2

Trimwork from the Bottom Up...90

Chapter 4

Base Treatments...92

- Baseboard Molding...94

- Base Molding Profiles...98

- Base Cap Molding...102

- Special Installations...106

- Establishing Floor Levels...108

Chapter 5

Trimwork for Windows and Doors...110

- Window and Door Casing...113

- Creating and Trimming a Pass-Through...117

- Ideas for Arched Openings...118

- Casing Profiles...120

- Victorian Casings...128

- Plinth Molding...130

- Apron Molding...132

- Stools and Sills...134

Chapter 6

Wall Treatments...136

- Trimwork for Walls...138

- Chair Rails...142

- Wainscoting...146

- Wall Frames...152

- Picture Molding...154

- Window Seats...156

- Shelving...158

- Mantels...162

Chapter 7

Pillars and Pilasters...166

- Pillars and Pilasters...168

Chapter 8

Stair Treatments...180

- Stair Treatments...182

- Newel Posts...190

- Railings and Balusters...192

- Stair Accents...194

Chapter 9

Cornice and Ceiling Treatments...196

- Cornices...198

- Crown Molding...202

- Cove and Bed Molding...206

- Built-Up Cornices...208

- Ceiling Treatments...212

- Corbels and Medallions...218

Part 3

Trimwork in Today's Home...222

Chapter 10

Trimwork Room by Room...224

- Entries and Stairs...226

- Living Rooms...230

- Dining Rooms...234

- Bedrooms...236

- Kitchens and Baths...238

Resource Guide...244

Glossary...248

Index...252

Credits...255

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