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Always check with local codes. Generally, it’s between 30” and 34” from a line measured across the nosing faces of the...
I’m going to be carpeting my stair, but have to replace a few of the rises. What kind of board should I use?
A common board to use for this is a 1x8 #2 or #3 pine. You may need to cut it down to...
You can buy hardwood pieces especially made as stair treads if you plan on having the stair parts exposed and finished nicely. If the stair will be...
There are a variety of other trim options that can add a lot of detail to the entranceway. Options include caps or headers over the door, pilasters,...
Different products from different manufacturers will vary, so check manufacturer’s material for claims of product performance. Generally,...
The door sill is part of the frame structure of the door and sits under the door jamb. The threshold sits on top of the sill and performs the duty...
To cope a joint means to shape the end of the molding so it fits the profile of the adjoining piece of molding, which can be cut at a 90-degree...
It is advisable to climatize your moldings by letting them sit for 48 hours in the room where they will be installed. Wood moldings, and even MDF...
It all depends on personal preference. As a rule, wider moldings make a room look smaller. You may want to avoid wide moldings unless you have large...
You might want to try a cellular PVC molding that is flexible enough to be run around curved openings, like your...
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