Live Building Clinics

One of the best parts of Kuiken Brothers LIVE Product Expo are the installation seminars presented by nationally recognized installation experts, including Brent Hull (Hull Homes/ Hull Millwork), Myron “That Drywall Guy” Ferguson, Finish Carpenter Gary Striegler and NJ based carpenter Nielsen Crist. These seminars are completely free to all attendees who have registered to attend the show. Come for one seminar, or come for all!

Scale & Proportion with Brent Hull 

Master Builder Brent Hull throws on the tool belt and will be sharing some practical ways to maintain proper scale and proportion in all of your future projects. How do you create great rooms? What makes an amazing space? Brent will highlight some top mistakes and top hacks to make your own projects better. Next, Brent will help explain the vexing mystery of scale and proportion. Designers use the terms, but what do they really mean? We’ll dig into the true meaning of those elusive terms and what they really mean by using historical examples and precedent to share successful examples. Finally, Brent will break out a number of practical ways to give your projects better scale and proportion. If you’ve ever wondered what mouldings to use, how to pair mouldings and how to create successful spaces, this presentation is a must while you are at Kuiken Brothers LIVE Product Expo.

10:00am – 11:00am Scale & Proportion with Brent Hull 

1:00pm – 2:00pm Scale & Proportion with Brent Hull

10:30am – 5:30pm – Drywall Installation with Myron “That Drywall Guy” Ferguson

Myron “That Drywall Guy” Ferguson will be hanging drywall and include some basics of airtight drywall installation. Each clinic will be approximately 45 minutes and Myron will be around between clinics for short demos and to answer questions.

10:30am – 11:15am  Resurfacing and Repairs

Create perfectly smooth surfaces, plaster like finishes. Drywall repairs from simple to complex.

12:00pm – 12:45pm   Airtight Drywall

Simple tips and processes will be demonstrated that can be done to make the walls and ceilings more airtight. Surpass the energy code and make your customers even happier.

1:30pm – 2:15pm   Taping and Finishing

Achieve the strongest and highest level of finish.

3:00pm – 3:45pm   Blower Door Testing

A live set-up of the blower door system and an overview on how it works and what it all means

4:30pm – 5:15pm    Working with Drywall

Cutting, fastening, and finishing. Q & A on all topics

10:30am – 6:00pm Finish Carpentry with Gary Striegler

Sponsored by Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding

10:30am – 11:30am       Aluminum Kitset Pocket Door Frame Installation

Installation of CS Cavity Slider, a structurally robust extruded aluminum pocket door frame. The pocket frame accommodates 1-3/8″ and 1-3/4″ doors up to 4’0″ x 8’0″ and can be cut down on-site. Can hang doors up to 500lbs. Plus, Gary will provide other key time saving tips, like when you drive a nail through your pocket door.

12:30pm – 1:30pm   Hanging Doors and Enhancing with Moulding

We will discuss tips and tricks for hanging doors and then transition into a number of different historic door casing applications such as Craftsman style head casings.

2:30pm – 4:00pm       Coffered Ceiling Strategies

Let’s take a closer look at how we can make coffered, beam and panel ceiling installation more efficient. Pre-assembling on the floor to prevent a full day of working upside down will help you feel better, and provide your clients with tighter joinery that will last.

5:00pm – 6:00pm        Building Mantels That Make a Statement

Just about every job has at least one fireplace. The mantel is always one of the focal points of the millwork package and a great place to build your reputation. This presentation will cover the general knowledge needed to build an attractive and code compliant mantel then get into the nuts and bolts of how to. Building a attention getting mantel may seem like an overwhelming task but it is really easy when you break it down into a step by step process.


The Art of The Scribe with Nielsen Crist

Nielsen Crist, Nielsen Crist Carpentry is a New Jersey based carpenter and has come across his fair share of irregularities when installing trim in 200+ year old home. This fun presentation will help give you and your crew a few tips and tricks to help master the art of scribing. Nielsen will focus on trim installations, fine tuning cabinet installs and even scribing to the most irregular stone surfaces look easy. With practical tips and suggestions for the best tools, this would be a great seminar for both novice and intermediate carpenters.

10:00am – 11:00am – The Art of The Scribe with Nielsen Crist

12:00pm – 1:00pm – The Art of The Scribe with Nielsen Crist