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Crown Moulding - Wainscot - Base Moulding

Pictures of crown moulding, wooden moulding. Showing installing crown moulding, window moulding, injection moulding, or flexible bendable bendable window trim moulding. The pros and cons of bendable window trim or casing.  Were in your home to install crown moulding, and different types of base moulding out there. Many different forms of trim mouldings and their applications.  One piece crown moulding, two piece crown moulding, three piece crown moulding, five piece crown moulding pictures.  Shadowboxing gives an illusion of a recessed panel wainscot at a very inexpensive price. All you need is some 1 3/8 base cap moulding.  Here you will see pictures of the different options installing shadowboxing with recessed panel wainscot and what to do when there is an electrical outlet in the way of your moulding.

You are only limited by your imagination, so dream, design, build, but most of all have fun!  This is the time to look at all the options available to you with designing a custom home, your dream home!

Artisan Specialties has many years of experience with installing multiple crown moulding and assorted trim moulding. Look over the following pictures to see if an idea may catch your eye with your home interior. Feel free to copy any design you may like. If you would prefer my company do all of the work, just give me a call, and ask for Patrick Clark, or drop an email.

Here you will see thumbnail pictures of all our custom designed and installed interior trim moulds including; wooden crown moulds, wainscot boxes, chairail, columns, and backband moulding, plus many more.  On the right a description of what you're looking at on the side of the thumbnail.  To see an enlarged picture of any of our installations just click on the thumbnail.  To go back to where you where, click on your browser’s back button on the top left of your screen, or right click in an open area not on the picture, then left click on back.

Wainscot trim moulding can be installed in many different details.  Here you can see wainscot panel shadow boxing mould around the stairway landing.  Notice how the bottom boxes line up with the air return on the right side, with the left side having the same angle as that of the stairs.  The 1 x apron under the landing nosing continues out to the cased opening on the right serving as an upscale chair rail trim.  All of the wainscot shadow boxing is made from a simple one and three eights inch base cap trim mould.  The one x ten base board trim has all electrical outlets cut into it freeing up the face of the wall.  You better believe that there was some custom designing with this section.  I reworked it twice before I was satisfied with the final design.
When you want a half wall for a balcony this is an option.  I used a one x that was ripped down and routed with a double round over for the wall cap trim.  Under the wall cap trim I continued the chair rail moulding to finish off the wall cap.  On the wall face I installed wainscot shadow boxing made out of the one and three eights inch base cap.  A simple design for a half wall balcony.
This is the outside corner of the same half wall showing how the single chair rail trim flows under the half wall cap trim moulding.  From the simple to the ornate Artisan Specialties has a trim mould design to fit the motif and budget of your dream home or renovation.  Call today for a FREE estimate on your home project or drop me an email.
You can see the inside corner of the single chair railing trim moulding with this picture, all evenly spaced.  I have seen my client’s paint the inside of the shadow boxing trim a different color than what is on the outside of the moulding.  I have also seen wallpaper installed on the inside of the shadow boxing trim.  Both ideas gave a more focal point to the wall area.  See you have learned something new else already.
What do you do when you have an electrical box in the way of wainscot shadow boxing?  Two remedies. First you can trim around the electrical box giving it accenting and giving it detail.  Second, cut out the sheetrock, move the electrical box, call the drywall man, call the painter, or just do all of the work yourself.  Most people go with option number two.  Its easier, a whole lot less expensive, and you have no down time.  I personally like to accent electrical outlets on the walls and do the same with my heavy crown moulding when fire alarms are in the way.  I always say, take your time and design something worth having in your home!  If you would put it in your home, you sure can put it in our clients!
You can see a better picture of the wainscot and door casing trim moulds with this.  Another example how you can cut your shadow boxing trim moulds around an outlet in the wall.  You can also see how the 444 three and a half inch wide trim casing looks around the opening and how the back band on the side of the 444 casing gives more depth and width to accent it.  If you have a large cased opening you do not want to use a standard trim moulding.  You have to use a profile that makes it larger than the rest of your door trim to make it stand out from the rest.  If you look at the two piece chair rail you can see how I ended the second piece of chair an inch before it hits the window and door casing.
Before the walls and trim moulds have been painted you can see the finger joints in all the mouldings.  Finger joint mouldings are basically small pieces of wood that have been joined together to make a longer piece.  A less expensive type of wood verses stain grade wood.  I do not recommend using finger joint moulds in wet or humid areas like bathrooms, or on the outside of homes.  Unfortunately I see a whole lot of home repairs due to finger joint mouldings like crown being used on the outside of an home.  Don't get me wrong, I love to repair homes like that, but it can be avoided by simply using stain grade, (solid) mouldings in these areas.  You may also want to check into MDF mouldings.  MDF is really pressed paper with a primer coat on the outside of it.  This form of trim moulding can easy be used in areas where there is no humidity and you do not have to mop the floors.  This helps save more on material and the cost of painting due to it being pre primed!
Another twist on wainscot trim moulds.  Here you can see the existing one x six base board trim and how I ran one x fours down into it.  The one x fours continue across the top with a ripped down window stool on top of the one x to match the full trim profile of the window.  Inside the one x trim you can see the standard one and three eights inch base cap moulding that is sitting on top of one quarter inch plywood.  I call this a recessed panel look.  The next step up would be to run raised panels on the inside of this instead of the base cap and quarter inch plywood.  This area is inside a window dormer on the second floor.
This is an $849,000.00 home that my company trimmed out.  Naturally when you have a cased opening that is around fourteen feet wide you need something to set it apart from the rest.  This is what Artisan Specialties  came up with, a twenty eight recessed panel opening with accents on all of the top and bottom corners, not to mention the massive double key in the middle and stepped out crown.  Look closely and you can see how I continued the two piece chair railing around the columns and into the kitchen.  On the ceiling I ran six inch wide MDF speed base moulding on the top and bottom with four and three quarter MDF crown mouldings between them.  Nice huh?  Never rush when it comes down to quality of work.  Take your time, think out how you want it to look, even draw a sketch.  After you do all that, its time to build!
This is the inside left of this elegant cased opening.  Two recessed panels on the inside leg and top inside of both the left and right side.  Wrap around base on the bottom with a one x ledger on the top.  If you look at the base board trim in the back of the opening you will see a cutout for the homes vacuum system.  Yes, I love my job.  I know when I'm pushing up daisies my work will still be here, and people will say, man I wish he was here to do my home!  I wish I was too, but when it’s your time it’s your time right?  I will leave my imprint on allot of homes and the people I meet.
A close up of the bottom leg shows how I used bed moulding turned upside down to give the first base step out more detail and depth.  Then I ran the one x ten with base cap moulding around the bottom.  The insides of these recessed panels have standard one and three eights base cap trim moulds.  All faces on this opening are made out of MDF that I ripped down.  MDF makes a real smooth surface to paint.  But you do not want it exposed to high humidly or water.
The top left of this beautiful cased opening shows the ledger trim boards and the three and three quarters crown moulding.  You can also get a little better detail of the three piece crown trim moulds on the ceiling.  Seen also are the recessed panels on the legs and top of this ornate cased opening.  Let my company Artisan Specialties  be part of your home designing team, and you will see your dreams start to take shape!
A close up view of the inside right leg showing the detail and combination of trim moulding that I used with designing this magnificently ornate cased opening.  This opening ran from the living room into the kitchen and will be a well traveled area like all homes and deserving of something special like what you see here to make it stand out among the rest.  By the way, the rest of this floor has your upgraded RB3 door casing along with solid eight foot tall doors!  When you have an ornate cased opening like this having 28 recessed panels I can guarantee that you will have people giving it a second or third look!  Once you see it in person it is even more amazing!  The only thing missing is recessed panel wainscot on all the walls in this beautiful room.
Close up view of the inside top of the left leg on our cased opening.  Just about ready for a final sand and coat of paint.  My company has worked in multi million dollar homes and small 1100 square foot spec homes.  I can custom build your cabinets or install prefab cabinets to help you save money.  Along with cabinetry I also install solid surface countertops for the upend homes and laminate countertops for the lower end home.  For a FREE quote on your next building project just give me a call.
This is a close up of the double key in the center of this grand opening.  You can see how the crown moulding has been stepped out with the top ledger board matching the step out.  The recessed panels on the left and right side are at the same exact angle of the key.  Do you see how the key runs through to the other side?  I really like the way this turned out, and to be honest I did not think about running the key through to the other side.  My Lead Man, JR Henderson has to take the credit for that.  It’s a team effort when it comes to designing.  Between the owner, contractor, myself, and the people who work for me I will always be open to a new design or idea that will look different from anything I have built.  To learn something new every day is my goal in life, be it on the job or elsewhere.
This is a much simpler trim detail for a smaller cased opening.  On the top you have a straight ledger;  it is not cut around the trim of the crown moulding like ITEM 048G.  There is a simple single key in the center of the headboard and side blocks where the fluting dies into the bottom.  Both the side blocks and middle key have the crown trim moulding cut in and out around them to pronounce the blocks and key patterns.  The one and three eights base cap ties on top of the fluting where they meet the side blocks adds a touch more detail, but not enough to overshadow the opening.
You really see how the edges of the center key are beveled with this picture.  You can also get a great view of the two and three quarter crown moulding.  A smaller opening does not need a huge amount of trim moulding to make stand out from the doors.  Even when the doors are eight feet tall like on this job.  The doors were so heavy they came with no casing on them and the jambs were solid, not split jam.  Needless to say the framer did not give enough height to his rough opening for the doors so they would fit.  I personally removed all the doors, cut down all the jams and door bottoms, installed casing, hung all the doors, removed the door stop to readjust for the out of plumb walls in some areas.  That one mistake by the framer cost two days to fix!  Measure twice, cut once right?
A close up picture of the base cap trim on the top of the fluted sides and how the crown is cut in and around the block.  The top ledger was around five inches wide. With paint grade trim mouldings you save allot on the cost of material, plus the upkeep is no way as much as stained trim mouldings and wood.
Back down on the bottom legs of the cased opening you can see how I wrapped the base and base cap mouldings around.  It really does make a difference doing just that little thing.  Of course it takes a few years to know what would work and what would not.  Have I told you I have twenty nine years of knowing what to do, and what not to do, to be more precise?  Does it sound like D.O.D. pitching my company?  You better believe it, because I know everyone of my men and women do the very best at what they do.  That is my own personal philosophy.  I said this on one of my other pages and I will say it here on this page.  We have committed ourselves in being the leaders in customer satisfaction.
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So you like arches, but you do not like a full arch.  With that I built this semi arch with smaller fluting mould.  Two and three quarters crown mouldings with a ledger, and routed one x for a smaller ledger where the fluting comes up into the beginning of the arch.
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Inside columns to really make an impression for a cased opening.  The trim casing I used was RB3 moulding, with a side moulding called back band, the back band is a thick mould that stands out from the RB3 to give the opening or door more size to the trim casings.  On the side and top I built recessed panels, similar to ITEM 048A.  Except with these panels I had enough wall thickness to make more of a gap with the recessed panels.
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Do you like massive crown trim moulding?  Five piece crown moulding for you ceiling trim might just be for you.  Now if you have a column and would like the crown moulding cut in and out and around your columns, boy you can make one big statement that the standard will not be seen in your dream home.  You expect more than the standard and are going for what I myself call the WOW affect!  I still get goose bumps on these kinds of occasions.  I like to build different, and I have my own since of style as to what each room may need.  Look around my website and if you like what you see, give me a call.  Ask for Patrick Clark.
One of my Lead men, Mr. Tim Lee standing by a couple of columns I trimmed out.  You can see the seven and a quarter speed base that is under the three and three quarters crown moulding.  On top of the crown is a one x ledger having a double round over.  The arches were made out of quarter inch plywood that we bent around the radius in three layers.  The RB3 casing for our arched opening is made of a bendable material.  We call this material flex moulding.  Now here is the bad news with flex mouldings.  If you nail this moulding, it will show every little nail.  Even using eighteen gauge air nails!  This is not a forgiving trim mould.  Suggestions have you mill shop or lumber yard specially make casing for your radius opening.  It will cost more, but you will be happier with the results.  By the way, all the trim you see my company installed.
A fine picture of the columns and the three piece crown moulding on the ceiling.  You can just make out the ledger board on the cased opening in the back right.  On the back left you can see the formal dining room with its own three piece crown moulding.  The crown consists of three and three quarters MDF crown moulding with two pieces of six inch speed base, on the wall and ceiling.  If you like hardwood, this could have been your home.  The entire downstairs, other that the bathrooms and kitchen was three quarter inch hardwood.
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Do you like beams in your home?  This is a picture on how we installed the same three piece MDF crown moulding around the beams in this extra large living room for the family.  Truly a beautiful home built in the Manners of Wildwood on the North East side of Columbia.  You see one of the many recessed cam lights on the ceiling in the background.
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This is in one of the bedrooms located in a full basement.  Shown is a beam with two piece crown mouldings and the detail of the inside and outside corners of the crown.  One of the two beams in this bedroom is a load bearing beam to help support the first floor of this three floor monster.  The crown moulding consists of a six inch speed base, with three and three quarters MDF crown mouldings.
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You can go to the next step if you think that beams are just not enough.  Have Artisan Specialties install a coffered ceiling with three piece crown moulding run around all of the inside squares.  In the back left of this picture you can see the headboard for the fluted opening going into the kitchen.  This is the formal dining room.  Later on true raised panel wainscot will be installed to give it a regal look from days gone by.
This is a picture of five piece crown moulding.  I must admit that the picture quality is not that good, but you can get a very good idea how the crown looks when you have offset walls.  This five piece crown moulding consists of one and three eights basecap on the bottom of the crown, three and a quarter colonial base on the ceiling and wall behind the crown, three and three quarters MDF crown mouldings, and last but not least is the single piece of beauty moulding on the ceiling.
Do you have an air return on your ceiling like so many other people do?  That’s no problem when you hire and experienced craftsman.  See how the crown is the same five piece crown moulding in ITEM 058A?  The beauty moulding on the ceiling has been cut in around the air return vent, accenting the vent and crown mouldings.  Not bad right?
With a smoke alarm on the ceiling, you run into the same problem with using a large five piece crown moulding.  B.B.C. worry though, now you know the solution.  If you are a weekend carpenter doing remodeling on your home, or a serious professional like myself, I hope that my website has inspired new creations for your dream home.  The biggest compliment is that of imitating another’s ideas, and I would not mind it a bit if you did, that is one of the reasons I have such a huge amount of pictures on this website.  To give people just like you ideas, and show off what I do of course!
A brighter picture of the five piece crown mouldings, with an inside corner.
This is in the foyer of the home.  The upstairs floor ends at this point, making the five piece crown moulding downstairs end also.  You can really see the detail of the ceiling beauty moulding, basecap, three and three quarter crown moulding, and three and a quarter colonial base boards.  I would have run the basecap back up the wall and into the moulding on the ceiling if the owner allowed me to use basecap on the ceiling instead of beauty mouldings.  It would have shown a whole lot better return for the crown that way.  But, one does as one is told right?
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Here you see two piece crown mouldings consisting of four and three quarter MDF crown, and six inch MDF speed base mouldings.  A good picture of both the inside and outside corners.  MDF is a good choice for the ceiling areas that do not have a high humid area.  It is not that expensive, and comes pre-primed so the painter does not have to prime it, saving even more money.
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This is an access panel behind a garden tub so you can get to the pump for future maintenance.  You can see how the base cap was run around the access hole to make it flow, and how a small raised panel door was screwed to the face.  The four raw round pieces you see on the face are what is called mushroom plugs.  They are hiding the screws attaching the door to the trim work.  Naturally the plugs will be painted also.
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Most large home have their air return built into the staircase.  It usually has some amount of dead space, so why not use it?  Maybe you have a troll living under your stairs?  Kidding.  The challenge with an air return in this type of area is making it look like it’s incorporated into he trim somehow.  With this picture you can see how I ripped one x down and ran base cap trim moulding around the AC return.  When you are cutting sharp angles like what you see next to the bottom left of the return, please be careful, it is dangerous.
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Have a knee wall in a bonus room?  The best thing you can ever install for an access door is an insulated solid door.  The jambs on the inside of the door are the same heavy duty weather stripped door jambs on the outside of your home.  D.O.E. get me wrong, if you want to go low end on your access doors we can come up with a solution too.  But I would not recommend it because of the insulation factor, and cheap looks.
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Someone say cheap?  Well here you go.  One x installed around the rough opening with a plywood door having standard three eights offset flat door trim wrapping the plywood.  Three spring loaded bright brass hinges on the side for the weight. The inside of the door has insulation stapled to the back of it to bring the opening up to building code.  The door also has catches on the inside to hold it shut.  Now I ask you, do you want something like this, or something like the access door above?  Yea, I thought you would see it my way.  I like a door knob and real door hinges too.
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There are all different types of ways to trim out a window;  this is one of the ways I can do it pictured here.  The stool moulding has a return on the end, giving the same profile as the front of the stool.  Under the stool you can see the apron, nothing more than another piece of the standard 444 three and a half inch window casing cut on an angle.  What I personally like to do is flip the apron upside down and install a return on it also so it looks like the apron is going up into the window casing on the side.  This is what I was told to do here so I had no choice.  Customer is always right, right?
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Now for a little different window, an arched window.  If you did decide to use flex moulding here you're out of luck.  Flex moulding will only bed to a certain point, tight radiuses like this have to be made out of wood, plus you have the attaching problem I stated in 054A.  This is wooden RB3 window casing with wooden backband installed around the window casing.  Between the arches and side casings is pictured a rosette.  You need some type of transition here for the simple reason that the arched casing and straight casing very seldom match
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Log homes need a whole different type of interior trim, depending on the logs being either straight or round as I have pictured here.  Look closely and you will see how the brick face of the fireplace has one x that I scribed out to cover the gaps that would have been left had I used something straight.  You can also see how the window jamb has been extended out on the bottom just like the sides.  Why extend the window jambs out?  So I can scribe another one x on the sides of the window to cover all those would be gaps there also.  A better picture of the sides of the window is below, ITEM 066C.
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What happens when you have a wall with drywall on it and the wall runs into a round log wall?  You do the same thing.  Scribe a one x around the logs to cover all gaps between them.
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This is the side of the window in a log home.  Seen in better detail is how the side jambs of the window have been extended out to give me more room to scribe a one x around the logs on the inside.  Here is a question for you. How many log homes have you seen where either the inside or outside of all the doors and windows have gaps behind the one x casings, a whole lot right?  Know why you see them?  It costs money to do it right.  Check to see if your builder has allowed for that expertise to keep the bats and bugs out of your homes gable vents, door and window casings.  Try this, get a simple candle and hold it next to your door and window casings, right by the wall.  See the candle moving?  If you do, you now know why your heating and cooling bills are so high!
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Custom all the way!  Artisan Specialties  has a company that can custom carve your families name right into your choice of wood to go over the kitchen headboard over the sink, or any other area of your home.  This option brings the old saying “home sweet home” right into the wood itself, or any other saying of your choice!  Call for a quote today to fully customize your cabinets, or to just hand on the wall.
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We now have available different carvings for your cabinet headboards or to show off around your family.  Pictured here is one of the Lords supper with some of the finest details of the faces outlined in a beautiful design.  This carving can even be stretched out to make it wider if you choose, or have multiple carvings on one piece of wood.  Many options are now available for our wood carvings.  If you have a specific carving in mind; just drop me an email to see if we can help.

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