Finish Carpentry Tips

Great results, even in bad situations

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Belt sander
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Brad nail gun
  • Circular saw
  • Coping saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Hammer
  • Hearing protection
  • Miter saw
  • Nail set
  • Pry bar
  • Putty knife
  • Safety glasses
  • Scribing tool
  • Utility knife
  • Wood chisel
  • Wood glue
  • Reciprocating saw

You'll also need an oscillating tool.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Baseboard
  • Casing
  • Scrap wood
  • 8d finish nails
  • Biscuits