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Ideas & How-To : Trimwork

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One of the quickest ways to enhance the look of any room is to improve the trimwork - from upgrading baseboards to adding built-ins.

This book is filled with ideas for adding style to a home with molding, built-ins, mantels, and more. Whether you decide to do the work yourself or hire a design professional for all or part of the job, you'll gain the know-how to help you talk to contractors or design professionals with confidence.

Features include:

  • Hundreds of inspiring photos and illustrations showing the impact of adding decorative trim.
  • Step-by-step instructions for trimwork projects, from installing shutters to building a window seat.
  • Definitions of the many styles and elements of architectural detail.
  • An extensive carpentry how-to section including advice on choice and use of basic woodworking tools, materials, and finishes.

Part I: Trim Basics.
Chapter 1. The Joy of Trimwork.
Chapter 2. Adding Detail.
Chapter 3. Window Wise.
Chapter 4. Doors and Wall Openings.
Chapter 5. Columns and Pilasters.
Chapter 6. Ceiling Treatments.

Part II: Making a Statement.
Chapter 7. Staircases.
Chapter 8. Fireplace Mantels.
Chapter 9. Built-ins and Shelving.

Part III. Case Studies and Techniques.
Chapter 10. Case Studies.
Chapter 11. Tools, How-Tos, and Resources.


ISBN: 9780696235153
ISBN-10: 0696235153
Series: Better Homes & Gardens Decorating
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.55 x 22.86  x 1.39
Weight (kg): 0.851