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The finishing touches to a project to hide joinery and add visual appeal (includes window trim and baseboards)

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Back nail or face nail. Which is stronger?

Say you have the opportunity to nail a piece of trim in from the back with an 16-18ga finish nail on a barn door (so all wood construction). You were smart about it and made sure it wouldn't bust ...
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Light blotches on trim stain

I thought I did everything right: used wood conditioner (same brand as stains, but older), tested stains on scrap pieces to find the right stain, practiced again to ensure the planned colors would ...
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cutting wood trim

How would I go about making this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/135-degree-Corner-Edge-Molding-trim-dollhouse-1pc-23/192652458710?hash=item2cdafb3ad6:g:bjsAAOSw~4BcAIqC I.E 135 / 45 degree wooden trim, ...
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How to create a coped casing joint

I'm looking to replicate the below image. I originally thought this was a jack miter but I was wrong. Please help! I know I'm being needy on this task but I'm 2 weeks at this and I'm still stuck. :( ...
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Installing casing using jack miters

I'm looking to match the butt style casing installation of my old home. Standard 45 mitered casing and planning the backside has worked for me in newer homes First floor example with backband The ...
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Trim / Casing and Baseboard choices between rooms

I understand this is partially design, however I think it's part of the art of fine trim carpenters. This is my second floor sitting room which has routed 1x8s as baseboard and 1x6 with the same ...
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Colonial style casing / backband and alternatives

Here's my issue, I have windows and door casing that appears to be 1x6 that was custom routed, my down stairs is almost identical but has a backband. My current baseboard trim I've come to find has ...
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Making layered thin stock (complex shape) flush?

For my project I've ran into a issue that I am unsure how to resolve. I am making legs for a stand. These legs (finished) are approx. 3" thick after face-gluing three 1" boards. Each board was cut ...
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How many coats of polyurethane?

I am finishing oak trim (casing, baseboards, and quarter round). I am using Minwax fast drying polyurethane clear satin. The instructions call for 2 or 3 coats. If I ensure that the 1st and 2nd ...
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How can I get this effect and what is it called?

In the photograph the machine has a silver edge on the outer panels, but I have seen it in all colours. How can I achieve the same effect with my panels? Image from Costco.co.uk
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Stabilizing thin boards, with trim, vertically on a router table

I have a 30" long, 1/2" thick piece of plywood. I want to attach a 30" x 1/8" x 1/2" pine strip to one of the long edges. I only have 3/4" pine to cut the strips out of and it's got a bit of a curve, ...
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How can I increase the door trim depth while maintaining structural integrity for a pull-up bar?

I have recently purchased a door way pull-up bar, however the trim on one side (referred to hereafter as the "back" side) is not thick enough for the pull-up bar's (unable to find official ...
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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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Should I attempt to stain to all of the trim in a room (floor to ceiling)?

I have a dining room with some nice oak wainscoting, ceiling trim and faux beams. There are also four windows, and two doors. All with trim. I have stripped off all of the paint applied by prior ...
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Correct Method to Nail Casing Corners

When installing casing trim around windows and door frames the corners are normally cut in a miter. Finish nails are normally used to fasten the adjoining casing pieces to the window/door frame and ...