How to Update Your Home With Millwork

Millwork accents can add classical details to your current home and be used to accent certain areas. Typically applied to the wall or ceiling, as with ceiling medallions or crown moulding, millwork provides clean lines and intricate details to a space.

Many people associate moulding and ceiling medallions with classical décor styles, but they really can be applied to match almost any décor. Available in more colors, styles and materials than ever before, millwork can also be used to accent furniture pieces.

Let’s use a simple bookcase as an example. Perhaps you want the plain, rectangular shape to have a little more interest without becoming too emphasized. Try adding some moulding to the edges.

Start by deciding where you want the moulding to go. Do you only want it along the top? Or on the front of each shelf? Be sure to measure so you know how much to purchase.

Then decide which style of moulding you want. Available styles range from classical Greek-inspired honeysuckle to more simple, clean lines. For uniformity, match the moulding to other trim styles in your home. If you’d like the moulding to match your bookcase, make sure to purchase the correct color of paint or stain.

Follow the old adage of “measure twice, cut once”. This is especially important if you are going around corners and have to make angled cuts. A miter box can be a helpful tool when you make these cuts.

Lastly, attach the moulding using wood glue and small fastening nails. Then fill the nail holes, sand when dry and paint or stain the moulding to match.

If moulding is a design element that works well with your décor, try adding it to the edge of a table, the back of a chair or any other area that could use a little extra touch.

Post time: 01-08-2017