King of Crown

King of Crown

by the owner ALTER EAGLE

Serving California's North Bay



Fine hand crafted molding & millwork

Click on our project pictures below for a larger view.
You can select from those design elements or customize to your individual style preference.
All of our finish work is installed by a master carpenter.

These are some examples we can also work from photos to design the style you prefer.


Wainscot or wainscoat is the panelling on a lower portion of a wall.
Wainscot is a design feature that adds a classical elegance to your home.

Craftsman era restoration - inset panel wainscot

This is an example of a historic restoration with a new fireplace mantel, casings, baseboard, a crown molding build up and wainscot.
When you lay out the wainscot panels each width is calculated to fit equally for it's location on the wall.
This style of wainscot uses a panel with inset trim, base skirtboards and chair rail. It picks up historic elements from the existing trim work.

Office Remodel - flat panel wainscot

This is an example of an office remodel a new built-in cabinet, casings, baseboard, crown molding and wainscot.
This style of flat panel wainscot uses individual tongue and groove boards and is topped with a char rail.
There are many other options when it comes to wainscot styles, we can build the style you prefer from photos as well.


Crown is the decorative trim that completes the top of wall to the ceiling, it sets the tone of the room.
Few other finishing trim details offer the visual impact or can upgrade your homes interior like crown molding.

Crown Molding Joinery

Crown molding sits on an angle from the wall to the ceiling. The joinery at those connections typically use a compound miter.
What is important about that is those angles really need to be correct so the glue holds the miter over time.
Over the years with season changes the molding expands and contracts a tight connection is more apt not to seperate at the joint.

Crown Molding Examples

The size of crown molding varies and is typically proportioned to the room, a higher wall would get a larger crown for example.
Crown is also a finish trim with many applications where we can add it to other elements to and build it up for different styles.
The coffered or box beam ceiling is one classical use of crown molding that makes a statement of true elegance.

Crown Molding Finishing Projects


Casing is the trim work that frames doors and windows. Window trim typically has a stool (sill) and apron.
Door casing traditionally had plinth blocks at the bottom and rosettes or entablatures at the top.
Baseboard is the skirting trim that completes the wall to floor finish, it is proportioned to the room and casing size.

Window Trim & Baseboard

The most common project we are asked to do with window molding is add the traditional framing trim on drywall return windows.
We can trim the windows using the existing the drywall returns or if they have radius corners add wood extension jambs.
Builder baseboards are often too small so we upgrade those to a proper size and can add radius (rounded) corners when required.

Arch & Door Installation and Trims

We install doors and door moldings.
A frequent request is renovating the trim work to the craftsman or victorian period and adding entablatures.
We also restore or replicate arches and entries to their historical period.


Custom made and installed MANTELS

Built in and specialty CABINETS

Remodel and home improvement CONSTRUCTION

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Remodels - decks - full home trim upgrades

Bodega Bay | Cotati | Forestville | Glen Ellen | Graton | Guerneville | Healdsburg | Kenwood | Larkfield | Novato
Oakmont | Occidental | Penngrove | Petaluma | Rohnert Park | Santa Rosa | Sebastopol | Sonoma | Windsor

Custom mantels - built in cabinets - pergolas - room trim upgrades

San Rafael, Ross, Mill Valley Area to Cloverdale

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