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Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great trim carpentry tips to get you from hack to pro.

Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.


12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...


Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.

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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim

Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...

A Simple Math-Free Method for Marking and Cutting Radius Trim

Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. Here, an expert trim carpenter shares their...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Our pro taper shares his three-day, step-by-step taping routine. He gave us some great tips that will help you end...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.

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14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints.


Circular Saw Cutting Guide

The circular saw is an indispensable tool, and these pro tips and tricks will help you get it done safer,...