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Project by Kali2024 posted 06-11-2011 11:33 PM 2294 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to dress up the passthrough between the family room and the living room and wanted more of a separation between the two rooms, so I made some columns

I thought this project was going to be easy-and it would have been, had the walls been straight and even from one end to the other. This was a major challenge to keep the columns straight yet keeping them parallel to the crooked walls in order not to accentuate how crooked they were. Ugh, seriously I wanted to curl up and cry several times, but I love the end result.

I think I’m going to hold off on my list of wood working projects and get back to remodeling the spare bath. be back in a month with (I hope) with a coffered ceiling in the family room.

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 06-11-2011 11:42 PM

It’s astonishing how out of square and crooked the walls in our homes can be sometimes! lol! These turned out very nice and really make a statement…I love it! :) Good work

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 01:25 AM

It looks very good – I noticed the window toppers in the last pic – did you make those, too? I’m going to be doing something like that this fall with polyurethane molding. It all looks so good, I like the wall color, too! It really dresses up a place, doesn’t it?

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#3 posted 06-12-2011 03:11 AM

Great job! It definitely adds character to your rooms.

I looked at your other project & you are doing a WONDERFUL
job of trimming out your home!

Keep up the good work!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 03:30 AM

Thanks everyone!

Vasko, I did make them. Our house did not have any trim around the windows (minus a sill and apron), and I wanted something more than just a standard trim that you see everywhere-def makes the house look more upscale.

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#5 posted 06-12-2011 06:10 AM

Nicely conceived and done. Bravo! Running trim can be fun when you don’t have to do it for a living.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 04-13-2012 08:18 PM

Great job!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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