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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

Signature Trim Details
Signature Trim DetailsOnline Membership Required

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

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.

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

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

Tool Review: Milwaukee's New 12-in. Miter Saw
Video: Tool Review: Milwaukee's New 12-in. Miter Saw

Finish carpenter Kit Camp revisits the "best overall" in the 12-in miter-saw category

16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part One
Video: 16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part One

Rick Arnold lists his top-four must-have features that distinguish one nailer in a market of many

16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part Two
Video: 16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part Two

Secondary features worth considering when choosing a finish nailer

What's the Difference: Paintable caulk
What's the Difference: Paintable caulk

Does price matter, or is a latex caulk by any other name still the same?

Preparing a Room for Baseboard
Video: Preparing a Room for BaseboardOnline Membership Required

A pro explains how he ensures trim will run square to the floor with joints that are clean and tight before the work even begins

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