October 24, 2015

Trim Work

Trim boards, also called molding pieces, gracefully cover joints between different surfaces and materials. The most common applications are casings around windows and doors and base moldings at the bottom of a wall.

Interior Trim Work Types

The word “trim” refers to almost every applied decorative element you can think of, including baseboard, door and window casings, chair rail, picture rail, crown molding, pediments, pilasters, columns, ceiling medallions, corbels, spandrels, mantels, and fireplace surrounds. Some trim is simply flat boards 1 x 2 battens, for instance. But much of what we think of as trim is molding, in which a shape-a profile-is carved into the surface of a flat board. There are literally hundreds of profiles to choose from.

  • Baseboard
  • Ceiling molding (also called Cornice or Crown Molding)
  • Door and Window Casings
  • Wall Paneling
  • Cap Molding and Back Band
  • Chair Rail
  • Picture Molding