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Trim provides a transition between different surfaces and materials, covers gaps and adds a finished look. Trim includes molding (moulding), wainscoting, mantels, etc.

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Nails in metal carpet trim won't hold

There is an issue with my carpet trim. Hammering the nails down isn't holding the piece anymore. The piece is 8 ft long and I am looking at a replacement trim at Lowe's. I have two questions. What do ...
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Looking to DIY some LED crown moulding in my home, I feel like crown moulding is something I can make myself. Looking for cheap ideas [closed]

I have a small livingroom that I'm looking to add some LED crown moulding to as a form of indirect lighting since there's no overhead light in this room. I've looked at some websites and found a few ...
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What sort of finish would restore interior rough cedar woodwork?

My home has rough cedar mantle, side shelf and firewood cabinet. Some areas are dinged up. Top surfaces have 20 years of dust embedded in them. The original finish is not known, but I don't think it's ...
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How to fix gap between floor and doorsill?

(Disclaimer: I'm a DIY noob, sorry if this is a dumb question). I have a rather large gap (~0.5 inches) between the floor and my front door's sill. It's really cold and apart from being an eyesore, I ...
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How can I finish these gaps between roof truss trim and drywall?

Let me preface this post by saying I understand scribing the trim boards would have been best but that would have taken me too long to perform and I'm not experienced enough. My project consists of me ...
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What brand are these shower faucets?

How do I know what kind of replacement kit will fit. I am not sure if this is Moen or Delta.
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How can I repair scratches in a wooden window sill?

My blind bound up last night and in removing it from its supports I scraped the window sill and damaged the finish. What would be the best way to touch this up? Thank you!
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Need recommendations for how to approach fireplace marble floor slab replacement

I have a green marble slab in the floor in front of my fireplace (appx. 60"x24") that I've hated since I moved into my condo. It's really the color - I dislike the green, and wish this were ...
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Can I use glue instead of nails to attach shoe molding to base molding?

I'll be installing some short lengths of base molding at one end of a room and then adding shoe molding along the base's bottom. It's a small job -- all of the base molding together will need just 16 ...
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Repaint or Remove Crown Molding

I purchased a house that has about 200LF of crown molding that's painted white with a pink undertone. It's installed in a living room with 8' - 12' ceiling (cathedral). I would be ok with the crown ...
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Need suggestions for covering up rough cut on tile above niche

DIY. Tiled everything except for the top underside of the niche. The tile on the wall above the niche has a rough cut so I was thinking to cover up with some tiling trim. I was thinking to either ...
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Is this a viable approach to making my own molding?

Hi all. I'm trying to match in wood the metal door/window casing in my 1930s apartment (example doorframe on the left). In one room, a pair of newer built-ins covers a few inches on either side of a ...
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How do I do transition between same level hardwood and tile floors?

How do I install transition molding between my new hardwood and existing tile floors? has the floor and tile at different heights. What if they are the same level? Do I even need to do anything ...
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Apply spackling or skip ahead to primer? [closed]

Years ago, we decided to remove the wallpaper the previous owner had installed in the hallway of our house and were preparing to paint it when our plans got derailed and the project got put on the ...
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Installing curved shower rod in standing shower stall [closed]

Can I put screws in the molding of our standing shower stall in order to install curved shower rod?
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Is there an easy way to fix the trim below the bay window? or better to replace?

What would I replace with? I was thinking I might be able to fill the hole with liquid wood or something.
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How can I wrap trim around a corner where the floors have different levels?

My floors are not exactly level and floor quarter round molding does not tie together. Any ideas on how we can make this look good?
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How do I Trim between 2 doors that are close together?

I need to install jamb on the strike opening of my second pocket door and trim out both. I'm stuck because it looks a bit stupid to me, the doors are to close to each other to trim each out normally ...
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Does the trim on my sliding door need caulk?

Sliding door keeps leaking into the house when it rains, called Window company and all they did was re-caulk the door which didnt help. (I will be calling them again) Since the trim on the exterior of ...
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How do I prevent more moving and repair this cracked plaster?

We've recently had some interior work done, and the whole kitchen has been re-plastered. A little while after the plastering was finished, cracks started forming around the back door (exterior door). ...
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How can I hide or modifiy concrete column bases in my finished basement? [closed]

In my basement are what look like the bases of two support columns poking out at the base of my walls. These walls run in the middle of the basement. The bases are concrete and trapezoidal in shape, ...
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Doorways without molding: intentional design or molding removed?

All doorways in my home lack moulding. There appears to be quarter round that is flush with the walls, which I don't love. Is this a style? Or has the moulding been removed for painting and not ...
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Stain on internal wall

Hi there I have a stain on internal wall under the window. Only in living room. Brick wall. Stain has been painted but always came back. House has been insulated (external wall) last year but the ...
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Crown Molding Nightmare

So we’re doing an ikea hack to make these book shelves look like built-ins. That beam near the top will have a rolling library ladder attached to it. Above that will be small box-like shelves that ...
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How can I finish tile on the face of a tub platform where the top surface is short of the corner? [closed]

I’ve got a situation trying to tile the surround of a tub. The biggest challenge occurs at the top edge of the surround’s wall, which is also the top of tub. At that location (see photos), the tub’s ...
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How to install door trim on door that is not flush with drywall

I recently had an exterior door replaced with a sliding glass door. The old door was flush with the wall, so when the trim was installed there was no issue. The issue I have now is the new door is ...
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Do I need to remove drywall before casing an opening?

The entry/opening to my dining room is currently finished with drywall. I am looking to add casing to up the esthetic. I am wondering if I can nail the jambs over the drywall or if I have to remove ...
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Interior trim damage repair or replace? [duplicate]

My lovely husky decided to “renovate” some of our interior trim when he was younger. Some of it seems like it could be repaired, while other portions probably need to be replaced. What do you think is ...
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Kitchen sink border rotting

The rear border of my kitchen sink is slowly rotting from years of water splashing, to the point there is warping & veneer detachment. Attempted to reseal years ago (note white caulking), but it ...
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What trim technique do you use to work around plumbing - behind toilet?

I have 8" trim I am laying down on a house. In the bathroom - wood floors - the area behind the toilet is kind of perplexing because I will need to take the toilet up for a 6 foot board to get ...
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Drywall installed over trim

We had a contractor install a new window and he had to replace the drywall above the window. We have ceiling molding and we see that they covered part of the molding with the drywall. Any good way of ...
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Hiding inside mount cellular blinds in shallow window

I've got some inside mount cellular shades that are about 2" thick. My current windows are very shallow as they are newer windows installed in an older home. All told to the drywall there's only ...
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How do I reattach a piece of door trim?

The side trim of our doors came apart. I didn't see any screw holes anywhere. What is the best way to reattach it?
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How to install window trim with uneven surrounding materials?

We are installing basement windows. The concrete wall has a ledge that the bricks siding sits on. The bricks are inset by at least a 1/2" from the outer face of the concrete. There are lintels ...
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How to create a nicer transition from our wood and tile

We have an old house were the previous owners installed tile in our kitchen and left the original wood floors in the dining room. He finished the tile with a tile edge trim, but the there is still a ...
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Stairwell paint is pulling away from the moulding, do you just caulk and paint or should I do something else?

I've included a picture to help show the issue, but it's occuring in 2-3 spots up one side of the stairwell and looks pretty gnarly in person. Do I just caulk over the gap and then repaint? Should I ...
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Where can I get a replacement for cracked window trim?

I cracked some window trim in my condo. Where can I get a replacement? It looks like PVC material but I'm not able to find anything at Home Depot. Is this because its commercial material or something? ...
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Duplicate profile of front porch crown molding

I want to rebuild external "crown" molding. My main question is if you can copy the existing molding and then sanity check how I was thinking of building the replica. Here is a low-mag ...
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How can I fix my window trim after having new windows installed? [duplicate]

I had new windows installed and some of the original trim was roughed up pretty bad in the process. This trim is original to the house so I want to do my best to clean it up. The window in question is ...
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Too-short a return for baseboard

How would you deal with this situation as far as installing baseboard? Would you do a return?
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Suggestion to help Waterproof around storm door

My storm door was not being supported very well so I removed it attempting to fix it. I found the top corner trim and siding rotting pretty bad. I am almost done removing all of the soft wood. ...
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Shim to fix over-trimmed door

I had a handyman come by and trim a few of my interior doors because they were sticking from expansion from the humidity. It turns out, one of the door jams is uneven, so now there is a bigger gap on ...
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how to fill gap between tiled countertop and its wood molding?

I bought a home and it has a tiled counter top with a wood molding on it. now the gap between them is large and food goes in there plus it does not look good for rental. how do I fill it, got an ...
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Sanding Trim Before Repainting

What are ways a painter would prep trim before repainting? This home has seen its fair share of paint coatings over the years and the last coat was a bit glossy and imperfections all shows so much. I ...
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How to fix cracks where wall meets ceiling? Flex Spackle? Caulk? Tape and Compound? Wall Paint Prep

I'm looking for guidance on fixing some cracks before I repaint. I need to make some repairs in a bedroom where a cracked formed where the wall meets the ceiling. It mainly cracked due to settling, ...
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How to deal with drywall that is 1/4in proud of door frame

The drywall around my door frame is proud of the door frame. One one side it is pretty small, maybe 1/16in. But on the other side, and part of the top, it gets as large as 1/4in. I am unsure of the ...
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Should I use glue when building a panel frame?

There's a structural pillar made with 2x4s in my middle of my room that I have turned into a light and encased the sides in prime pine. This pillar will be bumped and shoulder-brushed all the time. In ...
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Why did the builders put eletrical trimbox on top of the siding?

This one was on my punch list for closing. The field manager couldn't explain why there was trim box on top of siding. The inspector that I hired told me that this wasn't the standard... Is this the ...
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Is there any way to fill gap between trim and wall in bathroom?

Is there any way to fill these gaps between the wall and trim in my bathroom? The wall bows out and I did an admittedly bad job of cutting. These are the worst spots and it’s not bad enough that I ...
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How to fix this inconsistent overhang?

The plan for this "shelf" is to be made of plywood, overhang the drywall by 1/4", and be finished with iron-on edging. However, once I fitted it as best I could, I discovered that the ...
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