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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 basic carpentry tools and a little patience, you can trim out a room in a weekend. With a little practice you can master the two key trim techniques, mitering ...

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Interior trim work basics: All the trim basics, start to finish, plus a clever way to get miters tight

Interior trim work basics: All the trim basics, start to finish, plus a clever way to get miters tight

We show you how to make crisp, sharp corners and tight joints when installing door trim, window trim and a three-piece baseboard.

Make your own trim—cheap! Cut any profile When a job calls for painted trim, I almost always cut costs with MDF. Even inexpensive wood, like this poplar baseboard, costs four times as much. To make trim, I cut MDF sheets into strips and shape the edges with a router or router table. With the right bit, I can create just about any trim profile, simple or fancy. Some home centres carry ready-made MDF trim for less than the price of solid wood.

how to make crisp, sharp corners and tight joints when installing door trim, window trim and a three-piece baseboard

Installing Baseboards - How to Install Baseboard Molding - Carpentry, Woodworking, Finish & Trim. DIY Advice

Great tip! A really easy way to figure out tricky angles when you're installing moldings, trim, and baseboards.

How to trim a room -will need this when I get around to finishing the basement!

Great tip! A really easy way to figure out tricky angles when you're installing moldings, trim, and baseboards.