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    How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets

    Last updated 5 months ago

    When remodeling your kitchen, the cabinets should be one of your biggest investments. When it comes to choosing the perfect cabinets for your new kitchen, there are a few important things to keep in mind. First of all, consider the material. Solid wood is a popular choice, but other materials like metal and melamine are readily available. Next, consider the door style. You can purchase simple flat cabinet doors or have custom cabinets made with complicated detailing like raised panels and beading. The finish is another important consideration. The choice between natural, stained, or painted wood cabinets is a matter of personal taste. 

    For help putting the finishing touches on your dream kitchen, contact Black Millwork Co. Our diverse cabinetry offerings are on display at our Design Center in NY, and our experienced professionals will help you choose the best cabinets for your new kitchen. We also provide custom decorative wood molding. To learn more about our products, visit our website or call us today at (201) 425-0565. 

    Essential Tips for Installing Baseboard Molding

    Last updated 5 months ago

    If you want to give your home a finished, professional look, consider installing baseboard molding. With custom wood trimmings, every room in your home will look it came straight out of a design magazine. And the best part is that you don’t need to be a seasoned handyman or expert carpenter to install custom baseboard molding. Here are a few tips to help you get perfectly tight joints with smooth, clean, and professional looking results when installing custom wood baseboard molding. 

    Start with the Longest Wall in the Room
    To begin the process, determine which wall in the room is the longest. If you need two pieces for the first wall, join them together with a scarf joint. To secure a scarf joint, drive one nail toward the top of the base on a raised portion of the profile and drive the second nail toward the bottom at a downward angle into the floor. If you are having custom wood molding made, measure each wall before ordering your trimmings.

    Cut Inside Corner Joints with a Back Bevel Cut
    Corner joints, also called coped joints, are where the baseboards meet at an inside corner joint. To make a coped joint, place one piece of baseboard flush against the wall at a 90-degree angle and lay the other molding face-down on the floor. Hold a scrap piece of molding perpendicular to the face-down board and trace the profile with a pencil. Next, cut along the profile to make a back bevel cut of at least 90-degrees about 1/16th of an inch short of the profile. Use half-round and three-square files to finish taking off the remaining back bevel until the piece sits flush against the first piece of molding.  

    Installing baseboard molding is easy; finding the perfect baseboard molding is the real challenge. Fortunately, Black Millwork Co. can help you find the right wood baseboard molding for any room in your home. We also offer custom molding services to give your home the personalized, one-of-a-kind look you are hoping for. To learn more about our decorative baseboard moldings, visit our website or call us at (201) 425-0565. 

    Tips for Preventing Streaks on Your Baseboards

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Custom wood baseboards add an elegant touch to your home. One way to increase the aesthetic effect of your new baseboards is to paint them to match the color scheme in each room. As you will learn in this video, the best way to paint wood baseboard molding is to use spray paint. The process is more involved and requires more precautions than using a paint brush, but it is the only way to completely prevent streaks and brush marks. 

    Before you decide which color to paint your new baseboards, contact Black Millwork Co. to find the perfect moldings for your home. We specialize in custom wood baseboard moldings, but we also provide polyurethane moldings and pre-fabricated options. Visit our website to learn more about our custom moldings, or call us at (201) 425-0565 if you have any questions. 

    How to Choose a Baseboard Molding Design for Your Home

    Last updated 5 months ago

    If you are remodeling your home, no room is complete until you install baseboard molding. These decorative trimmings help determine the architectural finish of your entire home, so care should be taken to choose the perfect baseboard molding design. You can select from pre-fabricated moldings or turn to a custom molding company to put a personalized statement inside your home. Either way, here are a few tips for choosing the right baseboard molding design for your home.  

    Create Harmony with Door and Window Casings
    Although there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing baseboard molding for your home, one rule of thumb is to choose baseboards that flow with your door and window casings. Besides the obvious aesthetic problems with mismatched moldings and casings, you also run the risk of the baseboard separating from the casing if they do not align perfectly.

    Match Molding to the Style of Your Home
    Another important consideration, at least from a design standpoint, is to choose baseboard molding that matches the style of your home. For example, if your home is of the Victorian style, deep wood baseboards are typically better suited than flat board or rounded baseboards. Modern homes usually look best with colonial-style wood moldings. But, again, the ultimate choice is your own.

    Choose the Right Material Type
    You will need to decide which material you want to work with in order to narrow down your options. Wood baseboard molding offers timeless beauty and exceptional durability. On the other hand, polyurethane moldings are great for projects that require low maintenance and ease of installation.

    For help choosing the perfect baseboard molding for your home, contact the experts at Black Millwork Co. of NY. We specialize in custom hardwood moldings, though a wide variety of polyurethane moldings are also available. We also offer stock molding designs. If you have questions about our decorative wood molding products, contact us online or call us at

    A Look at How to Join Crown Molding

    Last updated 6 months ago

    If your room is longer than the pieces of crown molding you have, you can use power tools to cut the longer piece and then join it with another piece to ensure that it fits your walls. This video gives you a step-by-step look on how to join crown molding to make it work for your home.

    Black Millwork Co. has been family-owned and operated since 1938. During this time, we have provided quality crown molding and building products in New York to help you meet all of your needs. To learn more about our custom molding and millwork, visit our website or call us at (201) 425-0565.

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