Hall & Stairway Shadow Boxes

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Project by Mark posted 05-14-2011 03:30 PM 4009 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All -

Attached are a few shots of some trim work I did a few months back – I wanted to dress-up the downstairs and stairway, and I’ve really come to appreciate the more traditional styles in recent years: crown moldings, rosettes, fluted casings, etc… I really think this kind of work can add a lot of elegance to any home, and it doesn’t even need to be expensive. Would very much appreciate any suggestions for improvement or general feedback.

There are additional shots and a description of how I did this on my blog site as well at the link just below, if that’s helpful to anyone.


-- Mark, Jersey Shore,

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 07:49 PM

Very nice work. Oh, and welcome.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 06:14 PM

Thanks, Jack -

It was actually fun. Well, except for the three coats of paint: that was no fun at all… ;-)

One question, though, for anyone who may be reading: I used a silicone-based caulk for extra adhesion on the light-weight trim that comprised the actual boxes. I did this in addition to nailing to the studs behind, of course, but I noticed on the light-weight trim – this extra adhesion was necessary to really bite onto the walls uniformly. It’s all nice and tight, but I was wondering: Is there some alternative/better way to do this aside from caulking?

-- Mark, Jersey Shore,

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#3 posted 05-16-2011 06:16 PM

It looks great up the staris! I have never seen that before. Well done! I think I will be doing that in my new home. Thanks for posting!

-- christopheralan

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