Trim Carpentry Essentials

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Finish carpentry8 Basic Rules to Master Trim Carpentry
Excerpted from a contractor’s new-employee handbook, these fundamentals will improve the efficiency and quality of your work
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Installing Baseboard
Essential techniques for running baseboard, including mitering, coping, and tricky areas
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The Secret to Coping Crown Molding
Cut the crown for a perfect fit every time with this miter-saw cutting jig
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Basic Scribing Techniques
A finish carpenter shares his secrets for fitting trim to uneven, unlevel or unplumb surfaces
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Coping Trim Essentials
Making an airtight coped joint is easier than you might think, and is more durable too.
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Installing Base More Installing Baseboard
More on where the baseboard ends and getting the joints right. Plus tips on nail placement and lap joints.
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Installing Built-Up Crown Moldings
Careful layout and accurate miters make installing a two-part trim an easier process
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Cutting Acute Angles on the Chop Saw
A simple jig that takes minutes to fashion makes cutting acute angles easy
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Ten Rules for Finish Carpentry
A veteran builder and teacher shares the rules that shape his work
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Crown Molding Finger Hold
Create an easy finger hold for adjusting crown molding profiles during installation
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Watch each talented artisan demonstrate how to build one of his or her signature projects and share the tricks they've learned from many years in their trade.
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Finish Carpentry Resources


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FHB Archive How-To DVD: Trim Carpentry

Two experts... three typical projects.

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Build Like a Pro: Trim Carpentry Build Like a Pro: Trim Carpentry

Expert advice from start to finish

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Trim Made Simple Book & DVD Trim Made Simple DVD/Book

Learn the basics of trim carpentry step by step

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