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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

How to install new baseboard. Since we need to do a lot of this, I might as well pin it.

Photo 5: Cut corresponding angle on top casing, leaving opposite side at least 1 in. overlong. Check miter at 2nd corner with test pieces, adjust - mark opposite corner on top casing, cut it.

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.

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

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