How to Install Fluted Molding

Fluted molding is used to add elegance to a traditional-style master bedroom.
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HRIPR203-After1

Fluted-molding trim installed around the windows, doors, baseboards and ceiling line.

Fluted-molding trim installed around the windows, doors, baseboards and ceiling line.

For this project, five-inch fluted molding is used for baseboard, door and window trim. This technique was used to get a linear effect.

Materials and Tools:

5-inch fluted molding
nail gun
crow bar
hammer
safety goggles
measuring tape
pencil
level
miter saw

HRIPR203-Molding1

HRIPR203-Molding1

Steps:

1. Carefully remove old molding using a crow bar and hammer.

HRIPR203-Molding2

HRIPR203-Molding2

2. Using a miter saw, measure and cut new molding to size.

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HRIPR203-Molding3

3. Cut edges at a 45-degree angle so they align perfectly.

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HRIPR203-Molding5

4. Affix molding at baseboard, ceiling and around all doors and windows using a nail gun.

5. Fill in any gaps using wood putty.

6. Touch up with paint.

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