11:29AM | 03/13/01
Member Since: 03/12/01
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I want to erect a floor-to-ceiling, false half column on a finished wall. I have floor, chair and ceiling molding on that same finished wall. I was hoping you could provide the following advice: (1) What tool do I use to cut the half column? (2) How do I measure to ensure that the cutting around the moldings is as precise as possible? (3) What hardware do I use to attach the column to the wall? Thank you for considering answering these questions.


03:43AM | 03/14/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Don't cut the half column. Cut the molding to fit flush against it and fill in cracks with wood filler. That solves 1 and 2. Number 3 will probably depend on what the half column is made of and if it is hollow.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited March 14, 2001).]


05:47AM | 03/14/01
Member Since: 03/12/01
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Thank you for responding. I appreciate it and the suggestion makes sense, except... Is it possible to cut molding that is already installed? If so, what type of saw do I use?


06:44AM | 03/14/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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My personal choice would be to remove the moulding CAREFULLY without damaging it or the wall. Then you can cut it easily. If you don't have an adjustable miter saw, you might use a coping saw.
After you've finished, you'll probably need to repaint the molding, but since you'll undoubtedly be painting the new column to match the trim anyway, it shouldn't be a big deal.


07:13AM | 03/14/01
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Again, thank you rpxlpx.


09:54AM | 05/07/01
Member Since: 05/06/01
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i am also interested in applying half columns(hollow) to hide a wiring chase.
iwould also like it to be (somewhat)easily removed for adding any wiring later.

need tips.



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