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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 372 days ago 860 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been remodeling the house and thought I’d just post a few pictures of how I make my architrave moldings. I don’t know how they are really made. This is just a solution I came up with with the bits I had in the drawer. It starts off with four parts that I sandwich together. The top two parts are made with a simple ogee bit, the cove is made with a raised panel bit, and the bottom part is just a thin strip of wood. Along with that I made some fluted molding for the sides. I’d done this with 4 flutes and this time I added a fifth in the same width (3 1/4”) board. I like the look. I’m also trying to avoid the pain of putting up and choosing curtains. Whatever we do they never seem like they look right. Maybe we have bad tastes. Anyway, these moldings are decoration enough for me. After I’m done with the doors I’ve got 1000 sqft of wood flooring to apply. Gonna have a tired back for a few days!
Anyway, I just thought I’d do this quick post.
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The four strips

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The router bits that their made with.


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The resulting molding and cap added. (Also had 2 coats of poly)


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Installed

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A couple of the walls showing the place. Where the polls are there used to be a wall.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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Esko Lehtovaara

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#1 posted 372 days ago

Wow! Very nice looking.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 372 days ago

your doing a great job here dan, your going to really enjoy your home when your done, its always a great feeling to be in your home that you know you did the work, have fun here…i like the molding, i remember the first time i learned to make crown molding using the table saw…enjoy

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dark_Lightning

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#3 posted 371 days ago

Nice! Maybe you want to try home-made vertical blinds to cover those fine windows?

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grizzman

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#4 posted 371 days ago

if it were me i would have curtains or wooden blinds, but have then inside the window casing, and not cover that beautiful wood trim you have made…maybe that is already in your plan, if not here is the idea to think about…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#5 posted 371 days ago

also i take it your going to box in the pole and do a false beam….:)...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 367 days ago

Actually grizz the beam is done. It’s got a facing of oak already on it. and lights. See the picts below.
The poles will be boxed in with modified fluted sides.


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The lights can be made any color and even made to fade, flash, strobe, etc with a remote control.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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grizzman

6942 posts in 1936 days


#7 posted 366 days ago

well dan what i meant was enclose the round poles, not the beam, yea i saw that it was done…but wondered about the poles…well whatever you do i know it will look good..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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