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Master Carpenter: Tame Tricky Transitions Master Carpenter: Tame Tricky Transitions Online 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.

Audio: Finishing New Stairs in an Old House
Audio: Finishing New Stairs in an Old House

A finish job years in the making takes a few turns, but comes out all right in the end

There's a Better Way: Precision Caulking
Video: There's a Better Way: Precision Caulking

Next time you need to fill small holes in synthetic trim, keep your clunky caulk gun in its holster

There's a Better Way: Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout
Video: There's a Better Way: Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout

This zero-clearance circular-saw base ensures the edges of your plywood cuts stay clean

Jigs for jambs (and other door-hanging advice)
Jigs for jambs (and other door-hanging advice)

Measuring and cutting jigs make for fast, accurate, sturdy door-hanging

Finishing Secrets for Furniture-Grade Trim
Finishing Secrets for Furniture-Grade TrimOnline Membership Required

Whether you’re staining a door, built-in cabinetry, or the millwork in between, follow these steps for a flawless finish

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