Learn how to install and repair trimwork with the confidence of a professional!
Beginner-friendly instructions covering the fundamentals, necessary tools and materials, and all the basics you need to know
Over 900 photos, illustrations, and detailed drawings to lead you through installing door and window casings, chair rails, crown moldings, wainscoting, base trim, and more
Step-by-step directions for everything from standard practices to adding decorative molding to inside corners, designing a mantel, and finishing
Expert tips and techniques to help you do the job right—the first time
Adding trimwork can give your home a clean, updated look that you can finish any way you please. See how easy it is to enhance any home with decorative trimwork or molding—the right way!
Ultimate Guide: Trimwork will teach any homeowner or DIYer how to design, construct, install, and repair trimwork and molding with the confidence of a pro. With nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations and photographs, this manual leads you, step by step, through the processes of measuring, cutting, shaping, installing, and finishing trim. Learn the secrets to cutting and installing molding like a pro, learn how to troubleshoot problems, make repairs, apply seamless finishes, and more. The beautiful, eye-catching photographs of real rooms provide inspiration for dressing up any space that lacks texture or ornament.
In addition to standard trimwork construction practices for home improvement, this easy-to-follow guide also covers more advanced topics such as installing a built-up multipiece cornice and building a jig for cutting acute angles. How-to for installing jambs, plate rails, ceiling beams, distinctive columns, and more, essential information on materials, and the details of specialized tools used to install trimwork are also covered. This book carefully details the techniques that ensure a professional-looking job every time! Sections on specific styles will help you choose the type of molding that best suits the design and character of your home.
Covering all angles of each trimwork project, this comprehensive guide is packed with helpful details, informative illustrations, and expert advice for laying out jobs, selecting the right tools and materials, installing and finishing molding, easy techniques for cutting mitered and coped joints, and more that everyone from the novice to the experienced DIYer can learn. Apply your new skills to achieve flawless installations of door and window casings, chair rails, crown moldings, wainscoting, base trim, and more—like a pro! With its up-to-date technical details, the latest techniques and tools, practical no-nonsense text, and clear explanations, this is the single ultimate resource for homeowners to complete DIY trimwork projects and repairs. Add trimwork yourself for a designer look at a fraction of the cost. Save money, time, and labor while adding character to dull rooms, whether remodeling, renovating, repairing, or maintaining your home!
Get the inside track on working with trim, cover bare walls, and transform your house, with Ultimate Guide: Trimwork!