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CROWN MOLDING MADE EASY... Confessions of a DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas
CROWN MOLDING MADE EASY... Confessions of a DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Crown Molding Made Easy Confessions of A DIY Weekend Warrior by Dr. Athas N. Kometas As a dedicated DIY weekend warrior, the details of construction have always fascinated me.   Understanding ‘the why’ and ‘the how’ things are done co... Read More

Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim
Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim Mon, Oct 18, 2021 Some great DIY tips & tricks on how to repair and finish trim around your house (whether it’s baseboards, window trim or crown molding) Read More

Mill Your Own Wide Crown Moulding & Free Plans Download
Mill Your Own Wide Crown Moulding & Free Plans Download Sat, Oct 02, 2021 Crown moulding looks great, and that’s why plenty of homeowners are willing to fork out good money to buy it. But that doesn’t mean the crown itself has to cost you a bundle. These days even big crown profiles — up to 5 1/2” wide — can be milled on t... Read More

14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters
14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters Wed, Dec 30, 2020 Pro tricks for air-tight joints. Read More

Reproducing Traditional Moldings
Reproducing Traditional Moldings Wed, Jul 01, 2020 Historic restoration can be challenging for a trim carpenter. Standardization of molding profiles did not become the norm until early in the 20th century, so a trim carpenter working on a historic house usually has to choose between having molding kn... Read More

Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts
Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts Sun, May 24, 2020 We came across this tip by T.D. Culver, Cleveland Heights, OH in Fine Homebuilding Lining up the blade of a miter saw with the cut mark on a piece of molding can be difficult to do perfectly. Rather than sneaking up on the mark, try this trick. ... Read More

36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews
36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews Sun, May 03, 2020 We haven't used all of the tool brands mentioned, but there is some good information contained in this article. Read More

Slotting Baseboards
Slotting Baseboards Fri, Apr 24, 2020 A great tip about Slotting Baseboards from Fine Home Building... Read More

Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together
Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together Fri, Apr 03, 2020 Here is a tip we came across from Fine Homebuilding. It is a great and easy way to keep miters together if your corners don't align. Read More

How to Use a Miter Saw
How to Use a Miter Saw Fri, Mar 27, 2020 Miter saws are designed to make angled cuts for molding, trim work, rafters, and other general carpentry applications. The saws also make straight crosscuts and, when equipped with the right blade, the versatility of a miter saw is an important part ... Read More

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