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Not enough room for door trim

Hi I'm redoing my bathtub surround (because I did it incorrectly the first time). Basically there is only 3" between the tub and the door frame. How much should I extend the tile past the tub? How ...
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fascia compound angles

Alright so hopefully I can explain this properly. I'm replacing a fascia board where the corner can't be a straight cut. There is one board that spans the "bottom" of the roof and one that goes up ...
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What type of wood is suitable for fascia?

I'm replacing some fascia boards, I am looking for something that is rot-resistant but I am hesitant to use pressure treated lumber due to shrinkage as it dries out and I don't want gaps (project has ...
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Exterior Window Trim and Rough-In Sizing

Short version: How much does/should exterior trim overlap window casing? Long version: I'm trying to figure out how to position a rectangular window for a spot near the peak of the house. I want to ...
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Adding a sill to a Marvin Integrity window

*I'm sorry about the lengthy description. I'm photographically challenged at the moment. I went about installing a two side by side, double hung Marvin integrity windows. After doing that, my dad ...
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Wobbly newel post

This stair rail is wobbly, and I can't find information on repairing this type of installation. I suspect that the post is secured by a long screw, but the construction method appears to be different ...
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Closing severe gap along baseboard and floors

We have very unleveled floors along this wall that wood paneling is going up on. The wall is about 10ft long and there is almost a half inch difference in the height of the floor. The baseboard was ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...