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I make all my own trim.


Hard to believe how much the box stores get for even ranch casing. I get sticker shock just walking into those places. The house I live in is one of the oldest in the county and I am in constant rehab mode.
The house has wood ceilings and I added an 11" crown molding I made myself. Also did a ships rail style banister on the new staircase going upstairs. The crown is three piece with a dental feature in it. I used larch and cherry.


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Very nice.....I have bought that store crap....bought a couple of pieces that were a different piece glued together about every 6-12 in apart...just garbage

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well slipshod, from what ive seen you do what ever you want to do. that is good to see. you do some dang nice work.. i like what i see every time. id rather build than eat when im hungry.

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On the arch way you see in a couple of the photos I had to hide a 5 inch out of square. On the front of the house many years ago someone added the hip roofed addition and opened up the wall going into the timber framing. They must not have used a level when they installed the header as it is dropped on one end and also bowed down in the middle.

Also put a twist in the center floor support beam. When I redid the upstairs I had to pull some flooring and shave the beam to get the hump out. Back in the day it seems that they used what was around the walls I ripped out were all stacked up 1 inch tongue and groove, recycled. It was a blessing as I recycled a lot of it again.

This house in its original form was built as a grain and hardware store. As close as we figure 1853. The first floor is built on mortised 18x18 timbers with true 4x8 joists on 13" centers. The flooring is 1 1/2" hardwood covered by 1" tongue and groove maple. Heavy duty to hold the weight of the grain. Downstairs ceilings are yellow pine. So far I have stripped about half of them, lots of paint.

A wise man told me to be a good carpenter it is how you hide the mistakes.

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Wow, nice stuff slipshod.

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Very nice work Slipshod...you don't live up (down) to yer name at all. That place is built like a frickin' fortress! It'll stand forever. Got any more pix?

Yep this is C.O. wink

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