Remodeling a Mudroom

By Robert Robillard

Mudroom Makeover Today is the last day on this remodeling a mudroom project.  In the previous article we discussed adding a mudroom door and tile. The slate had received two coats of sealer and grout was installed on a prior day. Today we are here to install the wood wainscoting and storm door. OK, one…

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Mudroom Door and Tile

By Robert Robillard

Mudroom Makeover On this part of the project we will discuss a installing a new mudroom door and tile.   Prior to this we discussed tile removal and tile underlayment in our article Mudroom Makeover. Adding Plinth Blocks Day 2 actually started the night before in the shop gluing up poplar to make plinth blocks.   A…

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Mudroom Makeover

By Robert Robillard

Mudroom Improvements Generally, a mud room has easily cleaned floors made in materials like tile, concrete, or Linoleum.   A  mudroom makeover need not break the bank and can be as simple as trim and shelving.  Or more involved like new flooring, fixtures and built-ins. Mudroom Necessities A well designed mud room also has ample hooks…

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Installing Chair Rail Trim Question

By Robert Robillard

Chair Rail Molding Installation: Dear Concord Carpenter, I have a question on installing chair rail trim. We have a formal dining room that I would like to install chair rail trim to the walls.  I’ve been  looking at molding styles and decided on a two piece, painted,  chair rail.  the top will be a 3/4″ x…

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Installing Beadboard

By Robert Robillard

Bead board is a type of paneling which has a series of distinctive vertical beaded grooves. Traditionally bead board is installed so that the grooves run vertically, creating a striped or paneled effect.  Historically bead board was installed along a horizontal axis to protect walls from chairs.  This is a look that was often found…

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How To Install Astragal Wall Molding

By Robert Robillard

How To Install Astragal Wainscoting Molding I recently installed some astragal molding to a wall in a bathroom to simulate wainscoting.  This is often called faux wainscoting.  This article will discuss how to install astragal wall molding. Determine Panel Spacing The first step is to lay out the equal number of panels on the wall. A…

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Installing Molding To A Curved Wall

By Robert Robillard

  Adding Wainscoting Molding to a Curved Wall The picture below is a front entryway of a friend of mine. She wanted to dress up her front entry way by Installing Molding To A Curved Wall.  the molding applied to the wall will basically be a faux wainscoting.  New paint and wallpaper will dress it up once…

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Faux Wainscoting – Applied Moldings

By Robert Robillard

Applying wainscoting to most houses adds instant architectural detail and interest to a room. Wainscoting functions to give formality and balance to a room. It’s a very affordable and interesting solution to blank walls. When placed at the right level, wainscoting can also give height and presence to a room by elongating the look of…

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