Moulding & Millwork Installation
If you own one of the many homes in the North Bay that never had the achitectural moldings completed or
has builder trim packages we offer easy affordable upgrades to make your home your own.
We make home visits and offer free estimates while on site, for room by room or your entire home.
All of our installations are with the craftsmanship of a master finishing carpenter.
Finishing Carpentry - Master Finish and Trim Molding Carpenter
Location and Service Area
Located in Sebastopol our general service area is West Sonoma County and North Marin County
in the San Francisco North Bay region of California
Bodega Bay • Forestville • Healdsburg • Novato • Oakmont • Occidental
Petaluma • Rohnert Park • Santa Rosa • Sebastopol • Sonoma • Windsor
Licensed Bonded Insured - Building & Construction
Supply & Install
We used to own the trim molding store King of Crown in Santa Rosa. Now instead of having you go to the store we come to you
We still supply the materials and architectural mouldings for all of our finishing projects
For estimates we'll set up an appointment that is convenient for you and come by to measure.
Typically for most projects I can get you the final install and material cost while on site.
We have many profiles not available in box stores and can provide you with any design style from craftsman to victorian.
All of our molding and millwork installations are by a master carpenter
Trim Packages & Home Style
We used to own the architectural moulding store King of Crown in Santa Rosa so we know the fine art of proportion scale and style. We have updated many homes through out the North Bay from historic craftsman and victorians to our modern contemporary styles.
Baseboard • Window and Door Casing • Wainscot wainscoat and chair rail • Library and Office Paneling • Crown molding and Cornice • Coffered and Box Beam Ceilings • Curved radius and arched
Crown Molding - Crown Moulding Installations
It's the little details that can often make a big difference in creating a room with character, few other molding details offer the visual impact or can upgrade your home's interior for less than crown molding, it sets the tone of the room.
Coffered - Box Beam - Ceiling Treatments
Ceilings are often overlooked but can be quite dramatic. Ambient light for a master bedroom or theater with back-lit crown or box beams with crown moldings in a formal dining area.
Skylights or light tubes make excellent choices for enhancing dark areas of your home like hallways kitchen and especially baths.
Paneling - Wainscot - Casing - Doors - Baseboard
Updating builder trims with properly sized baseboard, casing for those bare drywall return windows and crown enhance unfinished rooms.
Panelled library den or theater room, wainscotting for the office or dining offer visual imapact.
Walls are like a classic order where crown is the entablature that completes the column and base.
Proportion scale and style in finishing carpentry
"For without symmetry and proportion no temple can have a regular plan; that is, it must have an exact proportion worked out after the fashion of the members of a finely-shaped human body."
Vitruvius Scrolls, book III, 22BC
The drawing Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci used the proportions from Vitruvius and the measurements found in his study of ancient buildings, a symbol of the symmetry of the body and by extension the universe as a whole.
A is to B as B is to C the numeric value 1.618 is called "phi", named for the Greek sculptor Phidias. The Parthenon in Athens (440BC) and The Great Pyramid of Giza (4,600 years old) are based on the Golden Ratio. Leonardo called it the "divine proportion" and featured it in many of his paintings. We still use it today as the perfect proprtion for finishing carpentry.
Scale to Volume
When I finish homes I look at the volume of the room as well as the scale of the finishes. You can use the golden ratio as a basis for scale but really it comes down to the room and it's dimensions. A good example is the orders for column design and the difference from ionic to tuscan. One room with a ceiling height of 10' might be able to take a 7 1/2" crown and 5 1/2" base where another would need 5 1/2" crown with a 3 1/2" base. It comes down to exerience.
The style is about you and what you prefer, we can build to practically any period and style of architecture or design needed.
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