Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trying to Fit the Mold...

Cutting the Molding with the Saw

Mike carefully balancing our 16 ft of Molding :)

Dad Working Away! I bought
him this saw for Father's Day :)

Molding pieces drying after 2 coats of paint.

Molding in the Master Bedroom
The molding adventure began when Michael and I borrowed our friend Robert's truck... PS, the truck is lifted and massive!

We picked up his truck and went to Reel Lumber in Anaheim. Picked up the lumber and loaded it into the truck. The pieces of molding come in 16 ft. lengths... VERY long! We strapped it on and off we went. As soon as we picked up speed on the 55 freeway, the molding caught air and begin to lift up from the truck! We almost lost it! We had to pull over to a gas station and tie it down again. We traveled at 45 mph from Anaheim to Rancho Santa Margarita... driving slow was no easy task for speedy Michael. :)

Eventually we got it home and unloaded the pieces into our garage. The next day, my parents came over and the measuring, cutting and painting began. We've been working on the molding for 2 weekends now and we are so pleased with the look. We ordered 6 inch mdf molding and absolutely love it. Our place is finally coming together.

Another reason for getting the molding done is to prepare for our PUPPY! There is no way we could be sawing and under construction with a little dog running around... it would never work!

Hope you enjoy the photos above. Thanks Mom, Dad and Mike for all of your hard work on the molding. I won't be touching a saw anytime soon :)


  1. I'm so proud of you guys. I love the molding. I keep wanting to just hire somebody to do it, but maybe we should give it a try ourselves :)

  2. Great job on the molding! It's beautiful!

    I'm new to your blog - nice to "meet" you! :)