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.

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

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