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General Installation Recommendations
(Also see Care & Feeding of Millwork for instructions on proper storing and finishing.)
Following is a brief overview of our recommended general installation techniques. More detailed installation information can be found at many product sections.
Brass Screws - For most items we recommend round-head (also called pan-head) brass screws, with screw heads left exposed. Screws allow more adjustment than nailing, avoid damage from hammer blows, and permit easy removal for maintenance.
Pre-drilling - Holding the item in place, mark appropriate screw locations. Pre-drill screw holes large enough to allow screws to snugly fit through the item without using a screw driver. You may also drill pilot holes into the mounting surface. These should be slightly smaller than the screws, for a good hold.
Stair Building Guide, although illustrated for interior stairs, contains information that would also be very useful for anyone designing or building porch stairs.
Crown Moulding and Trim has 132 full color pages to aid in the installation of your Crown Mouldings. A companion set of wood templates is also available.
Additionally, our Online Porch Guide includes a comprehensive section on Installation of Porch Parts.
And, of course, you have all of us! We're eager to
answer any questions you may have... so give us a
call at 903-356-2158.
PS - Don’t forget to send a picture when your
project is finished. We love sharing your success.
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