With a little do-it-yourself magicaand the help of master DIY author William Spenceayou can make a big difference in the look of your house. Window and door casings, baseboards, chair rails and wainscoting, cornices, mantels and other interior trims can change a roomas character, insert period detail, create a focal point, and add warmth. The author gives plenty of guidance on choosing wood; hand and power tools; and stock and custom moldings made from plastic, fiberboard, and other materials. Proper safety procedures are emphasized throughout, and plenty of expert tricks of the trade go a long way toward ensuring success.To check the ceiling, measure up a fixed distance from the floor in each corner, say, eight feet (7-40). ... If the gap is too large to caulk or occurs with stain-grade molding, have the drywall contractor feather a layer of drywall ... moldings do not need inside and outside miters because they are supplied with internal and external corner blocks. ... Remove old wallpaper and repair loose, damaged plaster.
|Author||:||William Perkins Spence|
|Publisher||:||Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2004|