10:15-10:45 AM….. Smooth Operators: Trouble Free Pocket Doors and Barn Style Doors
Pocket doors and Barn style doors free up floor space in bathrooms, hallways, utility rooms, furniture walls, and closets. However, pocket doors can interfere with electrical and plumbing layout, provide limited privacy, increase material and labor costs, and installation can be tricky. Gary and Barrett will cover the installation process of both pocket doors and barn style doors, exploring framing requirements, types of frames, installation basics, trimming out the door, and best practices for troubleshooting. The session will also cover two options for Barn style doors, decorative hardware and concealed hardware, as well as the pros and cons of Barn style doors and the planning and installation of these doors.
11:45 AM-12:15 PM.Extreme Makeover Door Addition
Every home has doors that deserve special attention. The front, office, dining room, or master bedroom doors are all places where a little extra work can pay off. Especially with today’s tall ceilings options like pilasters, pediments, backbands, and transoms can all make a big impression without breaking the bank. I will demonstrate how to take a door from standard to extraordinary with stock moldings.
1:15-1:45 PM……….. Fundamentals of Door Installation
It would be easy to argue that doors are the most important part of a home. They provide privacy and security, and exterior doors keep out the elements. A contractor can build his reputation on trouble free doors or lose profits and business with shoddy instillations. I will start by sharing the information required to order doors including a few pitfalls to avoid. I will install an interior and exterior door, covering flashing details for the exterior door. Finally, I will cover troubleshooting and solving common call backs.
2:45-3:15 PM……….. Using Millwork to Build A Brand
In this presentation, I will share my favorite tricks, some of the guidelines I follow when selecting millwork, and some of the mistakes to avoid. I will also cover the basics of creating a take-off to order molding, including what waste factor to include. I will work with mockups to show creative trim details like mitered returns, back band options, and upgrade details for window aprons and sills.
3:45-4:15 PM……….. Classic Trim Details from Scratch
Mantels, wainscot, newel posts, columns, and paneled jambs are all traditional trim elements that can transform the look of any room. In this session, I will share the methods I have used for the last 40 years to create award- winning interiors. The secret is frame and panel construction; Build a frame, add a flat panel, then fit moldings inside the frame. By using different moldings, the options are almost unlimited. We will demonstrate the versatility of this technique by building four different wainscot samples.