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Forum topic by HermanKuhn posted 03-31-2013 01:57 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2013 01:57 PM

Hey folks, I have a question and I just cant come up with a decent answer:

I’m building a trellis and at the top of the two side posts I want to put molding, like crown molding to give the post a “crown” kind of effect, I don’t even know what this type of design is called, I see them alot on top of trellis and arbor posts. Can someone direct me to some ideas for it and how to make it??


Herman Kuhn

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 02:49 PM

Hi Herman

I’m assuming your refering to a post cap. As far as style check link below.
the people on here will need a little more information as to the type of tools you have before recomending any procedures. Hand tools vs. power

best wishes

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 05:11 PM

Hello Herman, You might look towards examples of Victorian style of architecture. Basically It’s applied in a layering fashion until one achieves the desired effect. I use the same technique sometimes building picture frames, except I glue everything together before cutting to make it easier on me.

You can see some photos here of what I’m talking about. Just make some compound miter cuts and I believe you’ll get the look you’re seeking.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 04:39 PM

Thanks, I’ll look into both your suggestions, I’m on the right trail now.


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