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How can I deal with gaps under shoe moulding?

Since you're not asking how to level the floor, and since that would be a much more substantial project requiring much more information, I'll just address the molding detail. Base shoe exists in part ...
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Finding angle to replace trim peice

So given you exclude the most obvious tools I would suggest cutting a card or cardboard template. Even a cereal box can be suitable for this.
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Cope, miter, or butt baseboard with a bead profile?

Unless you are very good with a coping saw, that should be mitered. However remember not every corner is exactly 90 deg. Get a proper measurement and adjust your miter saw accordingly.
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How should I conceal this wire?

There are other ways to do it - they cost more, of course. Without knowing what discussion you had with the contractor, that's a murky subject. Stock electrician approach to conceal the cable is to ...
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How could I conceal exposed outlet wiring after electric baseboard heater removal?

Some ideas, in order of preference: Drop the wiring down from each box, under the floor (which would allow you to remove the shelf board) Bring the wiring up under the shelf board where it's mostly ...
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Trying to mitre a finished panel but results are not great

I would agree with Isherwood and they can be tough. looking at the 2 pieces the angle of the blade is slightly off causing the difference in size. The gauges on most home owner type table saws is a ...
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How can I deal with gaps under shoe moulding?

If you can get a look at the floor joists below, you might want to investigate why that dips so badly right there. If there's old termite damage, you're probably OK. If there is current termite ...
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How can I prevent water damage to trim next to a bathtub?

It appears to be caused by mopping the floor with a wet string mop. You will need to keep it dry, this is a precursor to mold. Using a plastic trim could possibly solve the problem as it will tolerate ...
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How to deal with drywall that is 1/4in proud of door frame

I've used three techniques to deal with this problem, which can be caused by several issues. Fix the underlying issue Sometimes it's a result of sloppy framing (misaligned trimmer studs, king studs, ...
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Cut out size for 36” range

The installation instructions for your new range should specify minimum width required for installation. Without knowing the specific make/model it's impossible to say, but a safe guess would be a ...
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How can I use a plunge router on a vertical surface?

Hold the router firmly. A router will take off on you if not held firmly, and the bigger the bit or the deeper the cut the harder it will want to take off. Multiple passes on depth or width are safer ...
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Finding angle to replace trim peice

All you have to do is measure from the top of your existing trim piece on the left straight across to the wall molding. Then measure from the bottom of the trim piece across to the same molding. Take ...
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Non tear off bead solution for transition between drywall and wood trim

You will need to either add a piece of wood trim above the baseboard to cover that joint or fix the drywall to fill that joint. They make a drywall L bead (it is like corner bead with one short leg). ...
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How to do modern interior window trim (extension jamb)?

If the look you want is modern trimless, be careful on how you remove the jamb extensions. It looks like the window jamb may go over the wood jamb extensions. You will not need to add drywall to the ...
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Crown molding planning in a simple room -- all inside miters

When you enter a room, the first wall you see is the wall you start on. Upon starting, I cut a block of scrap wood that mimics the rise and run of the crown. The dotted line shows the square back ...
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Trying to mitre a finished panel but results are not great

Miters like that are extremely challenging without automated equipment, which is why they're rarely done. I've attempted them with cedar siding corners and a few other projects and have mostly given ...
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Trying to mitre a finished panel but results are not great

If the fence of the saw is acurate, and the angle of cut is good, the trick I use to joint angled pieces together as you need there is to make a masking tape hinge. First I use 2" blue tape and apply ...
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Large 1" Gap between new flooring and trim. Help!

I would have either removed the door trims, trim as necessary then refitted after, cut the door trims in-situ so that the new floor would slide under. Have used both methods in the past - often ...
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What type of wood is suitable for fascia?

Cedar is what I have used because it is very good at rot resistance, fascia boards especially with gutters attached are one of the places in a home I usually find rot if your budget allows redwood is ...
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Should I use glue when building a panel frame?

Note, I answered Wynne's actual original question regarding gluing trim (to the building), not Isherwood's "change the question to suit his answer" edited title. I can't see: will be bumped ...
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How to finish door frame as thin as possible

I wouldn't put drywall mud on the wood. The proper solution probably is to reframe the opening wider, it looks like there is at least 3 inches on the right hand side depending on how wide your casing ...
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How should I fit casing to a door with sidelights having differing head heights?

I think that there are two good ways to make this look right and professional. What you definitely don't want is odd shapes on the perimeter or oddly oblique angles in your miters*. Steer clear of ...
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Adding a sill to a Marvin Integrity window

I happen to have a shop built with Marvin Integrity windows. As far as I know, the customary/expected way to provide an interior sill/trim is that it either butts up to or slips behind the wood frame ...
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How to account for wood expansion when installing moulding?

The boards shouldn't be attached to anything but themselves (glued & jointed together) & must literally float between the battens & rails. The battens, bottom & top rail should all be ...
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Not enough room for door trim

I think I'd run the tile all the way out over the door frame. You definitely don't want to do mdf trim there. Go with natural wood, or one of the synthetic materials.
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Trying to mitre a finished panel but results are not great

All the other answers that are currently here are good and correct, but I just wanted to share a "cheat" for making a mitered corner look a little neater sometimes. Not sure how useful it will be for ...
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How can I use a plunge router on a vertical surface?

I don't think a router is the right tool for this job as I understand it. I would use a drill with a Forstner bit. A very safe and easy way to make a blind hole 1.125 to 1.25 inch diameter.
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How can I use a plunge router on a vertical surface?

If you have control of the tool it's safe, if you do not it's unsafe. Routers can be hard to control, but by the time you've clamped the template on for your circular hole, it's not going to run away ...
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How to fix this inconsistent overhang?

Some options: Using a flush trim router bit, simply make the shape of the plywood match the shape of the wall. You never noticed it before, so you'll (most likely) never notice it again in the future....
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How to deal with drywall that is 1/4in proud of door frame

There are many good approaches to this problem, but here’s the quick and dirty: Pound the edge of the drywall down with a hammer. Yes, pulverize the gypsum until roughly flush with the door jamb. Try ...
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