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Wood selection for casings and baseboards?

I have the problem of selecting wood for making casings and baseboards and other architectural trim. In my situation cost is not an objective. The millworkers I currently use prefer sapele. The ...
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Fill baseboard gaps after installing wood vinyl floors

Recently we removed the carpet from our living room/hallway and installed peel-and-stick vinyl flooring. Now there is a 1/4 inch gap visible throughout the room. We're considering our options to fill ...
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How can I prevent cracks from opening up in moldings?

In going around my house I notice that not infrequently the miters between moldings around doors and other places have opened up into a crack. If I am putting new moldings in, how do I avoid this ...
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How to get flush molding joints?

I have difficulty getting mitered moldings to have a flush surface. Typically they get nailed into the underlying structure of the house, so any uneveness, which there inevitably is, translates to ...
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Procedure to measure for jamb width?

I have a bunch of doorways to make jambs and casing for. These are not going to have actual doors hung, just trimmed out. These are standard 2x4 framed walls with finished gypsum board surfaces. I'm ...
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What wood for inexpensive door casing

I'm replacing the door casing for our old, small house and plan to do a simple craftsman style using boards, probably 1x3s, possibly 1x4s. I plan to paint them white. I have a table saw, router, ...
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What is this hand tool with handles similar to a spokeshave? It has different selectable profiles around the edge of a disc

Can anyone identify this? Woodworking tool?
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Installing molding on sloping ceiling

I'm trying to install molding but stuck on the angle where the ceiling is sloping. See pic to demonstrate the angles: http://imgur.com/a/XZurY sorry not the greatest quality. The two walls (striped ...
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Is quarter round a type of shoe molding?

Is quarter round molding a type of shoe molding, or are they different things? Quarter round molding
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How to cope large molding joints?

This question might fall in a gray area between here and the DIY Stack Exchange site but I'm attaching it to cabinets so I'll post it here. How do you cope out the profile for a crown molding joint ...
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