30 Sep. 2007|
Woodworking molding profiles,good woodworking,my first woodworking project - Reviews
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a helpful chart hanging above my desk that explains 32 common moulding profiles. Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press.
The secret to building mantels is actually the same one used for successfully designing other classical elements in a home, including door headers, crown molding, and columns.
The reason the classical methods work is simple—these are time-tested, centuries-old rules for the proper use of moldings and trim; like being in nature, they help people feel better in a room. Let’s remember that all of the moldings we use on the interior of our buildings derive from the classical system.
The bedmold (bed molding) is the bottom molding of the cornice and is one of the few moldings to still retain its classical shape.
On this mantel, the architrave has been ornamented with an egg and dart taenia, and a small bead and reel in the quirk molding.
When you are dealing with moldings for door headers or mantelpieces in tight spaces, sometimes the pulvinated frieze can help.
I have used programs like TechSmith SnagIt to download your articles and archive them in PDF files, under my Woodworking and Carpentry folders, but maybe you could just produce the whole thing in an e-book. I would consider yourself free from having to follow the rules and instead get inventive with moldings and come up with another way to tie the room together and make it look right.
Again, this important flat spot helps us read the moldings and provides a crisp shadow line, defining and separating all the elements. Bedmold is traditionally composed of two molding profiles, a quarter-round and a cove, separated by a fillet.
When I set the columns and the architrave moldings it became clear that a seam mid-span in the frieze was antithetical to what the the frieze was supposed to represent—a structural member. By introducing human scale to your work through moldings and trim, you will bring new and lasting value to your projects.
The goal of this article is not to establish a bunch of rules, but to provide a framework for designing and working with moldings. I have picked out some key details to help us understand how these rooms are put together and how the moldings are organized. As for Greek Revival moldings i designed some moldings in this style for Kuiken Lumber (who advertise on this site) and my firm Hull Historical runs custom profiles based on a specific style.