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How to account for wood expansion when installing moulding?

I plan on installing some board and batten frame moulding in my foyer. Basically, 1x4 and 1x6 pine boards in the shape of squares nailed/glued to the wall. My question though is how do I account for ...
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Why are baseboard miters not straight even after tuning saw?

I'm installing baseboard for the first time and I keep noticing when doing 45° cuts the top is sticking out a fraction more than the bottom, see picture. I'm using a dewalt 716 miter saw and have used ...
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Wood Trim that has Come Loose

I have a thin strip of wood trim on the inside of a bedroom door frame that needs repairing (it's loose). What should I try first?
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Window exterior trim finishing

I'm looking to finish this window by adding a PVC trim. When putting the trim on, is it better to assemble ahead of time and put in as one, or assemble around the window in pieces? Is it better to ...
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Wainscoting a wall that has windows without casings. Is there a typical trim method?

We're redoing our front room in our house. We're thinking of going with a 'seaside cottage' feel and installing some wainscoting on the walls about 2/3rds the way up. The catch is that our house ...
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Soft touch for trim nailer

I have a cheap Harbor Freight brad nailer and it does a great job of fastening my window trim and baseboard molding/etc. The only thing I don't like about it is that the point of contact is metal. On ...
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How to cut out a rotted portion of exterior corner vertical trim?

I have a rotted hole in one of my exterior house vertical corner trim boards. The rot is about 3 feet up from the bottom of board. Rather than replace the whole 16' board, i just want to cut out a ...
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Best way to attach MDF Casing to

So I purchased some of This Here MDF Casing. And am trying to determine that best way to attach it to my raw lumber frame. The basic choices Glue, Nails, or Screws come to mind. I'd like to use ...
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How do I make skirting boards removable?

I have been thinking about how to make a room easy to repaint, if I could remove the skirting boards with ease, then paint them away from the carpet and paint the walls without having to mask the ...
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Why did this crown moulding not fit?

I'm assuming it's the mitre cut and not the coping. Mitre cut was with a hand saw and mitre box at 45 degrees. I'm also assuming the ceiling is 90 degrees to the walls and the walls are 90 degrees to ...
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How do I seal/paint pine casing for maximum lifetime?

I'm working to replace the exterior pine casing around my front door. I'm wondering if I should paint between where pieces of trim butt against each other, or to use sealant between them, or to butt ...