Trim Carpentry

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

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  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • How to Cope Joints

  • The secret for a glove-tight fit for trim corners is a coped joint. With this technique you can even make complex crown moldings fit without…

  • How to Install Wood Molding

  • A veteran carpenter demonstrates tools and techniques that make trim work faster, better and easier, including mitered joints, wood selection,…

  • How to Install Craftsman Trim

  • If you want to spruce up a dull room, or if you simply love the Craftsman style, roll up your sleeves. This article is for you. Simplicity is…

  • How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun

  • Learn to use a trim gun and you'll never want to pound another finish nail. A trim nailer will give you superior results with less effort

  • 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…

  • How-to Tips for Tight Miters

  • We demonstrate tips and techniques for cutting, fittingand joining perfect miters, along with a few tricks for making those less-than-perfect…

  • How to Install a Chair Rail

  • You don't have to spend big bucks or hire a designer to redecorate a room. A simple, but elegant chair rail will do the trick. A well-designed…

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