Video Vault: How to Install Casing, Old School
Here are tips for measuring and marking and fine-tuning a joint that are as relevant today as they were when we shot this video way back when.
Before the biscuit joiner and pocket hole jig became common jobsite tools, and before the era of preassembled casing, carpenters used hammers and nails to install one piece of trim at a time. Maybe these methods aren’t as fast as today’s techniques, maybe the miters are more likely to open over time, yet there are still some tips for measuring and marking and fine-tuning a joint that are as relevant today as they were when we shot this now old-school approach to casing windows in 19 … something.
My life as a finish carpenter before 1985. Cool, in a nostalgic sort of way, but I would not want to go back to the pre-nail gun era.
Agree on the pre-nailgun era.
Also I was waiting for the top of the casing to splinter out when he was running his blockplane.
Wish we could have seen the final fit!
Ends of stool should have mitered return