With more than two hours of hands-on video, in Program 8-Advanced Techniques, Katz and Dixon team up for a tough subject. They begin with installing skirt boards which form the foundation for wainscoting. Learn how to install skirt boards at the proper pitch and the whole project is easier. Transition style layout is next, with a simple method for ensuring that all miters align, from the skirtboard, to the bottom rail, to the top rail. Afterward, using basic shop tools, they cut perfect cope & stick joinery, and avoid multiple acute-angle miters. Finally, Dixon demonstrates a time-tested method for making raised panels on the table saw.
- Installing skirt boards
- Raked stile and rail layout
- Raked panels layout
- Cutting raised panels on the table saw
- Faster cope and stick joinery
- Working with handrail height
Bonus Special Features Include:
- Wainscoting on stairs: a Sketchup Tutorial
- Wainscoting on radius walls: a slide show
- Hunting Miters: a conversation
"Gary does an outstanding job of explaining all there is that goes into quality wainscot – from historic references, design, proportion, materials, tools and techniques. He doesn't shy away from resolving tricky corner conditions and he pays special attention to how the wainscoting is resolved with other trim elements like pilasters, doors and windows. I especially liked the system Gary has for measuring and establishing panel lengths. It's a little tricky to comprehend at first, but it does allow you to quickly determine and fabricate panel sizes without custom fitting every single piece. The method for determining equal panel spacing with the Construction Master is very clever and has implications beyond wainscoting. It's also to his credit that he shows a wide variety of wainscot design."
J.T., Georgetown, MA