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Flawless Two-Piece Baseboard
Flawless Two-Piece BaseboardOnline Membership Required

If you dial in your measurements and fine-tune your cuts, you won’t need the painter to make your work look good

The Precut Porch
The Precut PorchOnline Membership Required

A detailed SketchUp model and cutlist allow much of this portico’s prep work to be done in the shop

Baseboard Scarf Joint
Tip: Baseboard Scarf Joint

Ten Tips for Fast Trim
Ten Tips for Fast TrimOnline Membership Required

Improve the speed and quality of your next trim job with better layout, assembly, and installation

Well-Proportioned Trim
Well-Proportioned Trim

Master Carpenter: Tame Tricky Transitions
Master Carpenter: Tame Tricky TransitionsOnline Membership Required

How one carpenter resolves conflicts between trim design and installation around the stairs

Taking Wainscot Up Stairs
Taking Wainscot Up StairsOnline Membership Required

Raised MDF panels and stock moldings bring this elegant trim detail to the rest of the house

Finish Stairs With Finesse
Finish Stairs With FinesseOnline Membership Required

Carefully planned skirts and a couple of tricks make trimming stairs an easier job, no matter how bad the framing

Signature Trim Details
Signature Trim DetailsOnline Membership Required

Custom ideas for casing, crown, base mold, and beyond

There's a Better Way: Customize Sawhorses for Easier Clamping
Video: There's a Better Way: Customize Sawhorses for Easier Clamping

Make two little modifications that help hold workpieces better

8 Basic Rules to Master Trim Carpentry
8 Basic Rules to Master Trim CarpentryOnline Membership Required

Excerpted from a contractor’s new-employee handbook, these fundamentals will improve the efficiency and quality of any finish carpenter’s work.

Fitting coped crown molding
Tip: Fitting coped crown molding

Sculpting a radiused crown molding in plaster
Sculpting a radiused crown molding in plaster

Bullnosed corners on drywall can complicate crown-molding installations. A radiused outside corner is an elegant solution.

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