• Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Slideshow: 12 Stunning Remodels
    Slideshow: 12 Stunning Remodels
  • Gallery: Custom Flooring
    Gallery: Custom Flooring
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Solid Deck-Framing Advice
    Solid Deck-Framing Advice
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
Pin It

Master Carpenter: Tame Tricky Transitions

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

After the framing is done, it's time for the trim carpenters to do their work inside the house. Frequently, they're called on to do work to compensate for places where the framing is unsightly. In this "Master Carpenter" article, Boston-area finish carpenter Tucker Windover outlines his process for resolving issues when installing trim around stairs and when trim designs conflict. Windover illustrates how to do continuous crown and how to use a continuous cap to tie a stringer to a baseboard. This article also includes sidebars about how to level a wall so that the chair rail can be installed properly and how to use a miter-saw jig for cutting obscure angles.

Master Carpenter: Tame Tricky Transitions

Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this article and over a thousand more

Learn More