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How can I get this effect and what is it called?

A Google search for "metalic edge banding" comes up with several options. There is the flat, glue on style that goes on like any other wood based edging: From edgecoinc.com There is also aluminum (...
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How can I get this effect and what is it called?

A cursory search comes up with T-Moulding. Knowing that I can then find pseudo chrome T-moulding for arcade cabinets. Not advocating any particular product but showcasing an example. The one pictured ...
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Stabilizing thin boards, with trim, vertically on a router table

For edge routing, you need a tall router-table fence. Clamped to your router table, this provides a perpendicular surface to guide your boards past the bit. As the linked should point out, the bit ...
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Can I use pine and poplar together in trim?

Every piece of wood will expand and contract at somewhat different rates. Even two pieces of pine from the same tree will likely be different. Old furniture (like a chest of drawers) used to be made ...
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Advice for repairing thin fragile, irreplaceable Pella window trim pieces

If gluing is your only reasonable choice (which is to say, you can't make replacement pieces yourself, and you don't care to spend the many dollars having them custom made would cost), then I would ...
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Making layered thin stock (complex shape) flush?

Spindle sander, drum sander, belt sander (using both the flat and the end drum parts.) Some parts of those will require a spindle or drum, on casual examination. Should help getting the router-burn ...
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How can I increase the door trim depth while maintaining structural integrity for a pull-up bar?

If you're looking for structural integrity, not pretty, simply nail a 2x4 to the wall against the flat trim. Several 16d nails should be sufficient to hold your weight. If you need something to look ...
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Is quarter round a type of shoe molding?

I feel like this is one of those answers where more than one answer can be right. It boils down to experience and what you were taught. I understand shoe molding as the molding family that is ...
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Is quarter round a type of shoe molding?

They're used almost interchangeably today, but no there is a slight difference. Shoe molding is wider/taller (depending on orientation) in one direction than the other and the curve isn't a perfect ...
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Should I attempt to stain to all of the trim in a room (floor to ceiling)?

Can you as a home owner do this? Yes, absolutely! The easiest way is to buy a stain finish combo. Miniwax (and many others) have a stain and poly or stain and some other finish mixed together. ...
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Should I attempt to stain to all of the trim in a room (floor to ceiling)?

Since stain gets darker the longer you let it sit, you'll want to keep the time the stain is on consistent. The biggest advantage to doing it all at once is that you can develop a rhythm to it. If ...
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Stabilizing thin boards, with trim, vertically on a router table

I think a tall fence, with a gap for trim, is the best solution, but I also had great success with the following experiment. I wanted to solve the setup problem of aligning the fence with the flush ...
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Procedure to measure for jamb width?

First, cut a measuring jig from half-inch plywood. Make it U-shaped, 12 by 12 inches with a large notch to match the wall thickness. Use the jig to quickly scan each door opening. If the notch is cut ...
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cutting wood trim

With power tools you'll want to use a table saw. Rip thin strips off a larger piece of stock, tilt your blade to the appropriate angle for the miter (22.5 degrees in this case), set your fence for ...
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How to create a coped casing joint

Scribe, saw and pare until you get a good fit, fix in place. It really is about as simple as that. Remember the tight fit only has to be right at the edge, it can be undercut away from the edge and ...
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How many coats of polyurethane?

It is not necessary. Adding another coat of poly would make the finished project a little tougher and resistant to wear, but it also shines it up a bit more, which may or may not be an effect you are ...
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Procedure to measure for jamb width?

I have installed frames in walls that even vary in width over the length of the jambs. The trick I have used is to make the jambs too wide, dry assemble the jambs with a single nail to loosely hold ...
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Correct Method to Nail Casing Corners

I actually thought of this question yesterday when I was replacing trim. It seems the people who built my house nailed from the top trim to the side trim. I'm not sure about gluing them, because if ...
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Stabilizing thin boards, with trim, vertically on a router table

For this particular situation, I would take your 2x4 or 6? fence and along the bottom notch or rabbet it to have a groove that is tall enough and deep enough to let the lip pass without obvious ...
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Making layered thin stock (complex shape) flush?

Unfortunately, each piece of this layer cake is still slightly imperfect and not totally flush after gluing. If you're using templates correctly this shouldn't really occur. Each one should be a ...
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Correct Method to Nail Casing Corners

I would definitely use glue. I would also use a 23 gauge pin only in event that the joint was misaligned and needed to be kept in place until the glue dries.
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