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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.
Our Online Porch Guide includes a comprehensive section on Installation of Porch Parts.
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.
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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