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  1. How to Install Crown Molding : Three-Piece Design

    Crown molding can be intimidating, because walls often aren't flat and nailing is difficult. Don't worry. This three-piece system solves those problems. Here we'll show you how to install trim on the walls and ceiling first, then add the crown. The three combined look elegant and go up more easily than a single large piece. We'll also walk you through the tricky cuts at corners.

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  1. Auto Body Side Molding Fix

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    Reattach rubber or vinyl side molding on your car before it comes loose. Auto trim on late model cars is notorious for peeling off—here's how to reattach it before it ends up on the highway.

  2. How to Install Wood Molding

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    A veteran carpenter demonstrates tools and techniques that make trim work faster, better and easier, including mitered joints, wood selection, nailing and creative molding combinations.

  3. How to Install Venetian Wall Plaster and Chair Rail Molding

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    Venetian plaster wall texture and urethane moldings are two great ways to create a new look for an ordinary-looking room in just a weekend. We'll show you a step-by-step method for applying the plaster and installing the moldings. It's the perfect way to makeover a room without spending a lot of money.

  4. How to Install Baseboard Molding , Even on Crooked Walls

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    You can get perfectly tight joints and smooth, clean, professional results when installing trim, even on bad walls. This article demonstrates seven tricks that the pros use to solve the most common problems—like closing gaps along wavy walls and making crisp joints at corners that aren't square. These are tricks that even a novice can master. You'll get first-class results without hours of frustrating effort. While you sometimes only need one of these tips to solve a problem, often a combination of two or more will be required for polished results. But don't worry—they're all easy, fast and free.

  5. How to Cope Joints

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    The secret for a glove-tight fit for trim corners is a coped joint. With this technique you can even make complex crown moldings fit without leaving gaps. Because inside corners are rarely square, simply butting two mitered pieces into the corner almost always looks lousy. The only foolproof method for great-looking inside corners is cutting a coped joint. This age-old carpenter's trick involves cutting the profile on the end of one molding and fitting it against another like pieces of a puzzle. The resulting joint is easy to file and sand for a perfect fit, even on out-of-square corners. In this article we'll walk you through the key techniques, step by step, and you'll be cutting perfect copes in no time.

  6. How to Install a Chair Rail

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    Chair rail wood molding can transform the appearance of your living room, dining room or hallway, and installation goes quickly when you prefinish the wood.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Cut Crown Molding - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Often the most challenging aspect of installation is to cut the crown molding so that it fits snugly between the walls and ceiling. For professional-looking results, follow these guidelines.

  2. Bob Vila Radio: Crown Molding - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    If your home doesn't have the style and panache you wish it had, adding crown molding can help. It can mask any imperfections between the wall and ceiling and add formality, polish and a sense of history, literally "crowning" the room.

  3. Decorative Moldings - Molding Types - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Cove or crown, batten or baseboard? Differentiate between the molding types most commonly used in homes today.

  4. Decorative Moldings - Molding Types - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Cove or crown, batten or baseboard? Differentiate between the molding types most commonly used in homes today.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Install Crown Molding

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    Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com shows examples of crown molding installations and provides some basic how to tips on installing crown molding .

  2. How to Fasten Trim to Drywall Attached to Metal Wall Studs

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    Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to fasten baseboard trim, chair rail, and crown moulding to drywall attached to metal wall studs in this video.

  3. Unique Woodworking Tool

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    Bob Schmidt shows you a neat alternative to a common tool used installing base casing and just about all other trim moulding projects

  4. How to Use Trim Nails

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    Bob Schmidt shows you the basics on how to use trim nails on some of the most common mouldings, baseboard, casing, crown moulding giving you some simple tips on how to get better results on your home project.

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Blog Posts

  1. Adding Crown Moulding to Wall Kitchen Cabinets - Momplex Vanilla Kitchen

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    FromAna-White.com

    Hi everyone! I'm really excited today to share with you how we installed crown moulding on top of the wall kitchen cabinets - finishing out the seam between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling.   But before we get to that - don't forget - today's the day!  The Home Depot Do-It Herself Workshop - featuring a storage trunk plan designed by me (it super simple so very beginner friendly) is happening tonight!!! read more

  2. Exterior Trim Molding Secrets and Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Trim board rot can be caused by either trim molding material and/or installation defects. The wrong type of molding trim wood can accelerate rot. If your trim lumber has not been painted properly, your door or window trim won't last as long.

  3. Car trim: Repair your car's molding

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Carmakers long ago stopped using spring clips to attach car trim and molding . Instead, they use adhesive tape. The tape works well. But chemicals like wax and bug remover can destroy the tape's bond to the car trim. Once that happens, car trim and...( read more )

  4. Create Professional Design Elements Using Stock Wood Molding

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    FromPosts tagged: interior-design

    Stock wood trim is one of the best kept secrets at the home improvement store. If you've seen the choices of wood molding available but you don't really know how you can use it, check out these design and architectural elements for some DIY inspiration. All you'll need to get started is an ...

  5. Crown Molding Shelf

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  6. How to Make a Crown Molding Jig

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

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