Easton PA Wainscoting and Applique

Livingroom WainscotingThis is a example of a wainscot job I did in Plamer Township,PA.

Wainscot was originally used in 16th century England to cover the lower part of walls; when homes were not built to resist rising dampness. However, it is now used as a way to decorate rooms in homes. With its rich, linear qualities and elegant patterns, it is mostly chosen by home owners who want to add a sense of history and substantive charm to a room.

Wainscoting and appliqueThese are examples of a Applique technique done in Plamer Township,PA

Applique comes from the frenchappliquer which means to “put on”.
In this example I used a style of molding for the decorative wall treatment. This is achieved by trimming the wall at about the half way mark using a large chair rail and creating shapes using smaller chair rail or molding below it. The applique is not always limited to the lower wall, far from it, many homes have them all over the walls and even the ceilings and doors. The perfect Applique occurs when all four sides are the same distance apart from the chair rail, baseboard and the next applique or wall. Using different combinations of widths and shapes you can achieve a perfect and unique installation.

Applique in hallway 1

Applique in hallway 2

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    “I had a sensitive issue with a large picture window on my turn of the century farm house. Over the years, dry rot and carpenter ants destroyed the framework supporting the window. Mike was able to support the window without removing it, rebuild the framework and insulate the space, and then replace the aluminum siding. It looks great!”
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