Synopses & Reviews
Invest an hour to get great results. Installing trim is a popular but challenging project because it requires skill and precision to achieve a flawless look. Fine Homebuilding developed this video to walk you through the process so you are well prepared beforehand and can easily review any segment as needed, saving time and ensuring beautiful results. Two experts...three typical projects. Follow two experts as they show you how to approach three projects: assembling and installing crown molding, running baseboard, and trimming out a window. Transform a room with gorgeous moldings. Master carpenter Tucker Windover shows you how to choose the right molding profile, assemble elegant moldings, and achieve a perfect fit. Learn his trade secrets for matching at the corners and a seamless finish while avoiding typical pitfalls that can mar the beautiful results you want. Refine your carpentry skills. He also demonstrates his time-saving methods for installing baseboard plus techniques for coping, mitering, and trimming around drywall. With this expert advice before you begin, the job will go smoother and you'll be a lot happier with the results. Update a window with a complete makeover. Watch a pro work his magic as Kit Camp remodels a dated window treatment with a new trim surround. You'll pick up a lot of pointers, know how to deal with hidden problems, and save yourself some headaches by building in the right order. Build your skills and do better work. With this video guide you'll have the confidence to tackle trim projects, improve your skills, and learn techniques you can apply to other home projects. The time you invest in watching this video will really pay dividends. Color. 52 minutes
Whether used to increase the value of a home or to transform a room with a period style, trim is in. This completely updated and revised edition of one of Taunton's most popular Build Like a Pro books will help serious do-it-yourselfers unlock the mysteries of how to get tight miters and work with out-of-square walls, floors, and ceilings. Tackling window and door casings, baseboards, crown molding, and wainscoting, DeKorne does not overwhelm readers with every conceivable way to complete a job; instead, he focuses on the professional methods and mechanics that have served him well throughout his successful career. Carefully balancing production and quality," Trim Carpentry" will not only help people trim their house, it will help them become better carpenters.
Trim carpentry requires attention to minute detail, the right tools, and a good amount of patience and care. Written by builders from all over the country, this all-new compilation of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine provides readers with tips, techniques, and invaluable advice from some of the best professionals in the industry. From the basics of trim carpentry and crown molding techniques, to trimming windows and doors, wainscoting, and stairs, Trim Carpentry is the ideal how-to guide for builders and ambitious do-it-yourselfers who want pro-level information.
About the Author
Tucker Windover, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience, is a contributor to fine Homebuilding magazine and runs a successful finish-carpentry business ear Boston. Finish carpenter Kit Camp started his career building wooden boats, studied with the renowned James Krenov, and now runs a children’s woodworking program.