15 Interior Doors, Moldings, & Built-Ins – Preview

This list of selections serves as a supplement to the Construction Documents (CD’s). Some of the selections below may be difficult to find or omitted on the CD’s. Check the CD’s for consistency with this list. Clarify with your contractor which document takes precedence for any inconsistencies.

The construction drawings should have a “window schedule” which has a number assigned to each window on the floor plan. This simple table indicates, among other things, the size of each window. Verify the width and height of each window on this schedule.

Common options for additional features are described below. Take time to review this information and communicate your selections to your architect and/or builder. Your selections should be identified on the window schedule and referenced in your contract.

Sign Up for Full Access


Interior doors and moldings are typically installed by a finish carpenter. This may be done before or after the finished flooring is installed. Most builders prefer to install doors prior to flooring so as to avoid scratching the floors. Your specific selections may have an influence on the best sequence. 

 Other work you may consider asking your finish carpenter to install includes built-in wood benches, cubbies, interior columns, wainscot, closet shelving and fireplace surrounds. Make sure all selections are completed for this phase of work, including door hardware and locking options.