May 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm #337929crotaluscoProwest bend, wi
I dont like retro “70s version” or current modern. I agree as well I nice old victorians, and craftsman stylesMay 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm #337933Warren6810ModeratorAkron, OH
I like the look of trim, but do appreciate all sorts of design. For those with small children, wood trim also serves as a protective barrier.May 22, 2015 at 10:30 am #339318
@jkirk, do you have any good sites for
Trim work around doors and windows,
Also going to be doing paneling in the dining room, would love to get some different options.
Need some newer ideas.
Try checking out the This Is Carpentry site, lots of good stuff there, also look at the Gary Katz site.
If you’ve got a chance, try to find a copy of American Graphic Standards.
Thanks for that, I have already been visiting Gary Katz site. Good tips.
@jkirk thanks for the info.May 22, 2015 at 11:53 am #339335DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, Hi.
We are having a lot of new modern design homes going up over here now.May 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm #339339cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
Most modern homes going up these days don’t have much for style or design , they just slap them up these days .May 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm #339356jponto07ModeratorBloomington, IN
We are having a lot of new modern design homes going up over here now.
Most modern homes going up these days don’t have much for style or design , they just slap them up these days .
Are these homes using lots of glass and metal or just skipping the traditional features? Around here, modern generally means open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and a paint grade trim ( less of it too).May 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm #339359cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
A lot of the new homes I see have an open concept with vaulted ceilings which is nice. The only thing is the design of the houses are pretty basic .They don’t put a lot of style or thought into the look of the house . The homes are nice inside but not so much on the outside .May 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm #339609NJBuilderProBrick, NJ, 500,000 HAM
I hate Sheetrock returns. Trim everything.May 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm #339632jdw1865ProDewey, OK
To answer the originally question.
I prefer rustic. Beams, rough cedar everything square no curves. Very Ponderosa Ranch like. I agree the flat no trim look is much harder to achieve. Our drywall contractor charges about 20% more to give a dead flat smooth surface for paint or drywall. This is compared to a texture, orange peel, knock down etc. All production homes around here have sheetrock returns on the windows and a bunch of the custom ones also.May 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm #339638DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, Hi.
I still trying to get this site to work,,,test test,,,May 23, 2015 at 9:25 am #339836jkirkModeratorhalifax, nova scotia
thats a gallery of various built up details using the various mouldings sold at my dealer. these are all local jobs by various contractors
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitMay 28, 2015 at 8:13 am #342304May 28, 2015 at 11:38 am #342405RobProBirmingham, Alabama
One of my first trim jobs was on a trim crew that installed 14 piece crown in the executive offices of a office high rise. This also involved pecan veneer for the wall panels that was ”bookmatched”
6 years later we were asked to copy old plaster moldings for several buildings and we began to cast the trim, crown and column capitals
I do love real trim.May 29, 2015 at 11:17 am #342982sergey061478Blocked
i prefer real molding myself.June 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm #349534BobcdnPro
I prefer the modern clean lines and I have to admit that I quite enjoy the fine detailed work that is needed in each step to produce the straight, square, level result.
But I enjoy doing the fancy mill work as well. Lots of 22.5* cuts!June 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm #350465smallerstickProNorth Bay, ON
Growing up in an old big Victorian home in TO, the workmanship was second to none.
Any home to me would have to have the finish trim work or it just doesn’t look complete.
My current home hade very basic trim and when I redid my flooring, had to put trim with a different profile.
Just me, maybe I’m old school.
I’m with you on that. We just moved into a big, century home with about a gazillion dollars worth of oak at todays prices. Stairs, bannisters, newells, pocket doors, foot high base, dental moulding …. the whole 9 yards and I love it!
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