Trim Carpentry projects
Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters
Learn better ways to cut and install casing, baseboard and crown molding, tricks for hanging doors and avoiding bad transitions, and other…
Finish Carpentry Tips
Uneven walls, floors and corners are common problems in finish carpentry. These tips from veteran carpenters will show you time-tested…
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Simple Window Trim and Door Trim
Tradition window and door trim looks more complicated than picture-framed trim, but it’s actually simpler and more forgiving. It also…
How to Remove Wood Trim
How to remove trim, moldings and other woodwork without damaging the wall or cracking the wood. Quick and easy techniques.
Interior Trim Work Basics
We show you how to make crisp, sharp corners and tight joints when installing door trim, window trim and a three-piece baseboard. With a few…
Trim Repair: How to Fix and Revive Trim
Renew the lustrous appearance of stained and varnished woodwork without the messy stripping process. We show you how.
Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim
PVC trim looks and cuts like wood and it lasts forever, but there are a few special installation techniques you need to know about to install…
Buying Guide: Interior Wood Trim
Interior trim can add definition and refinement to a room, and wood remains a good choice for material. Today, synthetic trims can sometimes be…
How to Install Window Trim
Most trim carpenters don’t even use a tape to trim windows. It’s all done by eye, with a sharp pencil, a miter saw and an 18-gauge…
How to Install Craftsman Window Trim and Other Trim
If you want to spruce up a dull room, or if you simply love the Craftsman style, roll up your sleeves. This article is for you. Simplicity is…
How to Install Wood Molding
A veteran carpenter demonstrates tools and techniques that make trim work faster, better and easier, including mitered joints, wood selection,…