Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters

Install trim faster, with better results

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
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • File
  • Hot melt glue gun
  • Safety glasses

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Shims
  • Finish nails
  • 2 x 4s
  • Polyurethane hot-melt glue