Trim Carpentry

Our experts will help you master installing trim, crown molding, and baseboard with these articles, and tips.

Tips for Tight Miters and Miter Cuts

Make furniture-quality miter cuts with these pro tips for measuring and cutting. Learn how to tweak cuts in door and window trim so that joints seem to just disappear.

Trim Carpentry projects

  • Top Trim Carpentry Tools

    Pro-quality finish work is a lot easier with the right tools—and they don't have to be expensive. Check out a master carpenter's list of…

  • Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters

    Learn better ways to cut and install casing, baseboard and crown molding, tricks for hanging doors and avoiding bad transitions, and other…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Tips for Working with PVC Trim

    Treat it right and PVC trim will last forever. Use these tips for installing PVC trim the right way.

  • Finish Carpentry Tips

    Uneven walls, floors and corners are common problems in finish carpentry. These tips from veteran carpenters will show you time-tested…

  • Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

    PVC trim looks and cuts like wood and it lasts forever, but there are a few special installation techniques you need to know about to install it…

  • How to Remove Wood Trim

    How to remove trim, moldings and other woodwork without damaging the wall or cracking the wood. Quick and easy techniques.

  • Simple Window Trim and Door Trim

    Tradition window and door trim looks more complicated than picture-framed trim, but it's actually simpler and more forgiving. It also hides…

  • How to Cope Baseboard Trim with a Miter Saw

    Coped joints for baseboard look great, but can be time-consuming. Instead of using a coping saw, learn to cope baseboard with a miter saw. It's…

  • How to Install Window Trim

    Most trim carpenters don't even use a tape to trim windows. It's all done by eye, with a sharp pencil, a miter saw and an 18-gauge nailer.…

  • Interior Trim Work Basics

    We show you how to make crisp, sharp corners and tight joints when installing door trim, window trim and a three-piece baseboard. With a few…