It should be easy, right? Just measure the boards, cut the miters, and nail the trim in place. Well, not exactly.
Category: Walls & Ceilings
Tin ceilings were very popular in the mid-1800s and early 1900s. These mass-produced ceilings, stamped with decorative patterns, were lightweight, hardy, and fire-resistant. They offered an inexpensive alterative to the elaborate plasterwork and woodwork popular during the victorian era.
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Install wood paneling in any room to inject architectural detail, warmth, and character into your home. Traditionally used on the walls of kitchens and entryways, many homeowners have begun to install wood paneling in less likely places—bedrooms, for example.
All you really need is a wall, and the process is simple enough to be tackled by intermediate DIYers. Here are a few tips for success:
As of January 2nd, U.S. drywall manufacturers increased their prices by 25 to 30%. On top of a similar increase last year, this means that a four-by-eight-foot sheet of drywall that cost you six bucks before the recession will cost twelve this year.
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Picture rails are strips of molding that adhere to walls and run horizontally around the room, typically aligning with the tops of any windows. This type of molding was once an elegant way of hanging artwork on hard-to-penetrate plaster walls.
Popular in New England and Southern townhouses during the Victorian era, picture rails may seem like a quaint throwback, but they can also look fresh today and serve a purpose.
For an art collector who often rotates works, rental houses and apartments with frequent tenant changes, and those who simply like walls free of nail holes, picture rails offer a practical solution.
It used to be that foam-core board was only useful to architects building models. Now that foam technology has taken off, foam-core boards have made it to the building site.
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If you’re looking for ways to dress up your dining room for the holidays, nothing works better than some good, old-fashioned trim detail.
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When industrial sawmills started cranking it out in the late 19th century, beadboard came on the scene as a quick and easy way to get a polished, pleasing finish over large areas in one easy and inexpensive step. We’re still in love with it today, only now it’s even easier to use.
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