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Decorating with Architectural Details

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ISBN-10: 1580111572

ISBN-13: 9781580111577

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Philip Schmidt, Jessie Walker

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Decorating with Architectural Details offers the latest inspirational ideas for the most popular design trend in today's market. Incorporating classic design elements such as mantels, window seats, shelving, and more, homeowners learn how to turn a humdrum room into a distinctive living space. Readers can create a custom look for any room using the numerous style concepts. Hundreds of lavish photographs by renowned photographer Jessie Walker capture the inspiration and excitement of details and design elements in real-world settings.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Publication date: 6/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Philip Schmidt (Golden, CO) is an avid environmentalist and a home improvement expert who has written many successful DIY books, including Build Your Kids a Treehouse, The Complete Guide to Patios and The Complete Guide to Contemporary Sheds.

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Introductionp. 8
Architectural Details in Home Designp. 12
Adding Architectural Detailsp. 14
Decorating Basics
An Overview of Architectural Stylesp. 15
Georgian (1700-1780)
Federal (1790-1830)
Greek Revival (1820-1860)
Victorian (1840-1900)
Craftsman (1890-1920)
Colonial (1600-1782) & Colonial Revival (1880-1940)
Country Style
Basic Trimworkp. 30
Use of Trim in Designp. 32
Selecting Trim Materials
Crown Molding & Cornices
Chair Rail, Picture Rail & Friezes
Door & Window Casing
Window Seatsp. 46
Window Seats & Designp. 48
Planning a Window Seatp. 49
Overall Dimensions
Seat Dimensions
Locating a Window Seatp. 56
Bay Window Seatsp. 58
Window Cornices & Shuttersp. 60
Cornicesp. 62
Decorating Tips
Cornice Construction
Designing a Cornice
Shuttersp. 68
Choosing a Shutter Style
Other Considerations
Buying & Installing Shutters
Trimmed Wall Openingsp. 74
Pass-Throughsp. 76
Kitchen Pass-Throughs
Hallways & Living Areas
Designing a Pass-Through
Passagewaysp. 80
Traditional Passageways
Redefining Openings
Decorative Wall Openingsp. 86
Building a Wall Opening
Decorating Ideas
Fireplace Mantelsp. 88
Anatomy of a Mantelp. 90
Period Mantelsp. 92
Designing Your Mantelp. 94
Traditional Designs
Columns & Pilasters
Building Your Own Mantelp. 98
Mantel Kitsp. 100
Mantel Makeoversp. 101
Zero-Clearance Fireplacesp. 104
Recessed Nooks & Decorative Shelvesp. 106
Nichesp. 108
Where to Place a Niche
Buying & Installing a Niche
Decorative Nooksp. 112
Constructing a Nook
A Peaceful, Uncluttered Place
Wall-Hung Decorative Shelvesp. 116
Shelf Materials
Salvages Shelvesp. 120
Built-In Decorative Shelvingp. 122
Built-In Bookcasesp. 124
The Beauty of Built-Insp. 126
The Built-In Wall
Kitchen Built-Ins
China Cupboards
Entertainment Centers
Shelving Basicsp. 130
Shelf Materials
Shelf Supports
Building Bookcasesp. 132
Locating a Bookcase
Case Materials
Sizing the Shelves
Making Add-Ons Look Built-Inp. 137
Ceiling Treatmentsp. 138
Decorative Beams & Coffered Ceilingsp. 140
Decorating with Beams
Structural Ceilingsp. 146
Soffits & Recessesp. 148
Designing a Soffit
Building a Soffit
Applied Ceiling Accentsp. 152
Tin Ceilings
Columns & Pilastersp. 154
Columnsp. 156
Anatomy of a Classical Column
Column Materials
Installing a Column
Pilastersp. 162
Anatomy of a Pilaster
Making Your Own Pilasters
Room Dividersp. 166
Buying Columns & Pilastersp. 169
Staircase Detailsp. 170
Anatomy of a Staircasep. 172
Staircase Evolution
Building Codes
Treads & Risers
Tread & Riser Makeovers
Stair Runners
Starting Steps
Balustradesp. 178
Newel Posts
Railings & Balusters
Staircase Accentsp. 180
Skirtboards & Tread Brackets
Stair Seats
Architectural Salvagep. 182
Salvage Outletsp. 184
Architectural Dealers
Antique Shops
Budget Salvage
Internet Shopping
Shopping Tipsp. 186
Building Codes
Buying & Reclaiming Materialsp. 189
Stone & Terra-cotta
Tools, Materials & Techniquesp. 194
Power Toolsp. 196
Miter Saws
Circular Saws
Pneumatic Nailers
Materialsp. 200
Construction Lumber
Finish Lumber
Plywood & MDF
Techniquesp. 202
Cutting Crown Molding
Mitered Returns
Making a Coped Joint
Hand-Nailing Trim
Forming Special Openings
Where's the Framing?
Using Hollow-Wall Anchors
Installing & Finishing Drywall
Resource Guidep. 212
Glossaryp. 216
Creditsp. 219
Indexp. 220
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