Coping inside corners conceals unsightly joints.
Choosing and Using Today’s Miter Saws
1. Make sure that each length of crown molding you purchase has the exact same spring angle, width and thickness. Why? Building supply stores purchase their crown (and trim) from several manufactures, each using their on different fabrication standards/tolorances. 2. Always check the square of your saw before you begin. For every degree your saw is […]
Tips and Tools to Get the Job Done Right
Q: I am installing quarter-round on my new baseboards, what do you use to attach the joints with? Should I use Liquid Nails to glue the 1/4 round down, or is there a better way? A: Quarter-round should be nailed to the base boards only. It is intended to hide gaps between the base and floor. It should […]
Q: Any advice on installing crown molding solo? I’m remodeling my house but I live alone and don’t usually have an extra pair of hands to help out. Installing long sections of molding is getting tricky. A: Asking someone to help out is definitely the way to go. But if no one is available you might try using a string […]
Learning to Cope
Step-by-step Interior Trim Installation
Trim techniques for the DIY’er—from planning and prepping to scarfing and coping.
Wainscoting can enhance any room in the house. Here’s a step-by-step look at how to install.