How to Install Craftsman Trim

Stylish Arts-and-Crafts woodwork built up from simple oak boards

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
  • Clamps with a reach of at least 18 in.
  • Miter saw
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Nail set
  • File
  • Handsaw
  • Hearing protection
  • Safety glasses
  • Scribing tool
  • Table saw

Thickness planer, air-powered finish nailer, 5/64-in. bit, sandpaper (120, 180 and 220 grits)

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • 1-in.-thick oak in various widths and lengths
  • Stain
  • Clear finish
  • Wood putty
  • Construction adhesive
  • 2-1/2-in. finish nails
  • 2-in. finish nails
  • Masking tape
  • Glue