Interior Trim Work Basics

All the trim basics-start to finish-plus a clever way to get those miters tight

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
  • Coping saw
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Combination square
  • Nail set
  • Drill bit set
  • File
  • Glue
  • Putty knife

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Wood trim
  • Wood putty
  • Finish nails, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d