Synopses & Reviews
Smart Guide®: Trim, 2nd Edition
is an all-new photographic edition of a best-seller that shows readers how to select and install the right molding and trim for their homes. The book describes room preparation, tools, planning the layout, cutting molding and trim, installation, finishing techniques, and maintenance. Smart Guide: Trim, 2nd Edition
covers a variety of trim types, including base, crown, and chair rail moldings, as well as window and door casings.
Install moldings and other trimwork as quickly and efficiently as a professional. Includes installing base, chair rail, and crown molding. 250 full-color photos and 10 color illustrations.
Trim is both practical and decorative. It covers rough edges and joints between materials, and it adds detail and character to a home. Through concise, step-by-step text and accompanying color photographs, Smart Guide®:
Trim, 2nd Edition shows readers how to install moldings and other trimwork in and around the house as quickly and efficiently as a professional.
This SmartGuide® shows you how to beautify your home by installing trimwork on walls, ceilings, doors, and windows.
• Guides to choosing molding designs and profiles
• Over 365 color photographs and illustrations
• Clear, concise step-by-step installation instruction
• Tips that save time, effort, and money
• Essential information to help you plan your project and master cutting and installation techniques
Table of Contents
Smart Guide: Trim, 2nd Edition
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 SELECTING TRIM• Decorative Trim • Purposes of Trim • Design Principles • Species & Grades of Trim • Guidelines for Buying Trim • Types of Molding • Making Your Own Molding • Cutting Custom Profiles • Assembling Custom Profiles
Chapter 2 TOOLS & MORE• Tools • Using a Measuring Tape • Using a Hammer • Using a Power Miter Saw • Using a Miter Box & Backsaw • Nails
Chapter 3 INSTALLATION• Cutting Trim • Woodworking Joinery for Trim • Trimming a Miter • Coping Base Trim • Strengthening Joints • Finding Studs • Installing Ceiling Molding • Measuring for Ceiling Molding • Installing Crown Molding • Crown Molding Problems • Installing Base Trim • Installing Wall Trim • Installing Wainscoting • Other Molding • Solving Common Problems
Chapter 4 OPENINGS• Common Joinery for Window & Door Trim • Wall Problems • Jamb Extensions • Installing the Stool • Installing the Apron • Installing Mitered Casing • Adjusting a Miter • Installing Butt-Jointed Casing • Installing Picture-Frame Window Casing • Trimming a Door • Plumbing Door Jambs • Installing Mitered Door Trim • Installing Plinth Blocks • Exterior Details for Windows & Doors • Installing Exterior Casing
Chapter 5 FINAL TOUCHES• Before Finishing • Finishing Trim • Repairing Damaged Trim • Removing Base • Removing Door & Window Casing • Recognizing Rot & Insect Damage