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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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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 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?

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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Used paint stripper on interior trim, wood now looks stringy. Is this repairable?

I can't say for sure, but I strongly suspect that a good hand sanding (start at 60, work your way up) will fix all that ails you. Wear gloves to minimize splinters. And if it doesn't produce the ...
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How do I fix gel stained trim that I failed to sand first?

Can I fix this somehow or do we need to go buy more trim and start over?! You might be able to sand this out, but it could easily be faster and at the end of the day cheaper, to just buy fresh. ...
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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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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

There will be a lot of differing opinions and methods, but I will give you mine, based on what I have gleaned from having just remodeled my own house, and also spending the last 10 years in ...
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