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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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Hitting something hard drilling a screw near my curved molding in a 1906 ceiling - looks like sandy stone with hair in it - what is that?

** Updated with what I found in the drilled hole Can I just drill through it with a masonry bit, or do I need to be careful? It's a 1906 brick row house that was gut renovated in 2015. Nothing shows ...
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How to match existing crown molding?

I have some crown molding in my living room that looks like may consist of at least 2 different pieces. I'm trying to match it in other rooms and along another wall that connects to it. Any tips on ...
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FRAMING IDEAS FOR LED LIGHTS AROUND CHALBOARD ON WALL [closed]

Hello I just made a chalkboard rectangle on my wall I want to frame it our and add led lights,anyone have suggestions wjat I should use to do that?
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How should my base molding interface with a stair skirt?

The trim sort of...drops off, and it just doesn't feel right, but my brain can't figure out what to put in this empty space.
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Should I replace/repair the exterior trim or just replace the entire window and exterior trim?

Just took the plunge into homeownership and bought a cozy Cape Cod style home from 1985. Loving the wooden double-pane windows, but some seals are worn.The exterior's wooden trim needs a refresh. ...
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How to trim windows on a curved wall

I have a curved wall with 7 windows in it. We are getting all the windows replaced but I'm a little concerned about how the windows will be trimmed on the curved wall. Currently there is no trim, the ...
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How should I reinstall window jambs after window replacement?

I had to remove some tile as per our window contractors request. Windows went in well but I need to finish up these window sills again. I’m pretty sure I just need to buy some primed pine trim and ...
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Will rosin paper work well to protect my floor from spray paint if I slide it under the trim before I install the trim?

Looking to figure out the best way to keep paint off my floor when spray painting the trim. My idea was to slide rosin paper under the trim before painting, and then remove it after the paint dries. ...
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How should I fit casing to a door with sidelights having differing head heights?

I have a front door with tall skinny windows on its sides. I want to case it all in as a single unit (door + 2 windows). I’m struggling to understand what the best way is to piece them all together. ...
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Modern trimless windows

Is it possible to not use casing on interior casement windows? The drywall is already in and its too late to change the framing. There is a gap between the window and the drywall that the casing would ...
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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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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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