Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'trim'

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Small Shop Adventures #13: Hand Planing Trim Boards.

03-13-2018 01:55 AM by BrockF | 1 comment »

For the ceiling trim in my parents place I am going with 1×4 boards with a 1/2 inch square strip along the upper edge, all painted white. I am using poplar because it paints great and is such a pleasure to work with. One of the challenges I face is that the ceilings have a few spots where they are not exactly flat, either because of time or because of muddling, paint, repairs or both. This would be essentially invisible except when you try to put a trim board up. I can’t do...

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Flat Edge from Wonky Boards

01-23-2018 05:24 AM by IantheTinker | 2 comments »

I have a few pieces of oak that are roughly 3×4” and 5’ long. The are well seasoned and have lots of twist and bend in them. I wanted to cut them down and use them as trim in some upcoming projects. My method for doing this was to clamp a straight edge to them and make passes with a circular saw, gradually getting deeper each time. My blade couldn’t cut deep enough so I would the flip it on it’s side, set up the straight edge and cut along just deep enough to reach the end of my previous...

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Loft Bed Additions #1: Bark Trim Shelf

03-01-2017 04:04 AM by chrisjhennessy | 0 comments »

My sons loft certainly has creative shelving and amazing character. As I look up at the rafters, I see opportunity both in aesthetics and practicality. My plan is to add Walnut Live Edge trim to the bottom of the rafters, this is where the Loft meets the wall. If you look at these two Live Edge pieces, these 5’ pieces will fit right in the space under the rafters. The contrast will look great as a trim and the Walnut which will extend about 2” which will offer a catwalk pla...

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How I installed Craftsman Style Wainscoting in my Mudroom

09-17-2016 12:15 PM by Wes Harville | 1 comment »

While remodeling our house, I really wanted the feel of a Craftsman Style house. I decided to dress up the mudroom and half bath with Wainscoting.

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Some bathroom trim

12-02-2015 07:13 PM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

Also copied over from Home Refurbers because of low traffic there…. Took me a couple of tries to get a mirror shape I liked: A few things I learned about cutting the oval (which took me 3 tries, although one of those was unrelated to the cutting): Cut from the front, not the back. I was concerned about the mirror coating peeling off when I broke the glass, but it turns out it came off just fine. Alas, it was too thick for my cutter to cut through. Don’t try to cl...

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Castle Bookcase #6: Trim Part II

08-16-2013 10:36 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

I used what time I had today to make the final cuts on the base moulding and attach both sides and front with glue and nails. Used up quite a bit of time just clearing space in the garage and setting up an assembly table with sawhorses and of course cleaning up and putting things away so my wife could park her car later. That’s when it dawned on me: this is the largest project I’ve attempted since the workbench! Anyway, after fiddling with the moulding, I decided on pl...

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Building a Dr. White's Chest #6: Trim

05-05-2013 12:20 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

TrimChests and wardrobes benefit greatly from the added visual detail of trim applied at the top of the case. Watch this video to see how I cut the cove for the trim on my Dr. White’s chest. Trim after application and prior to final sanding. Out-of-focus shot of the temporary fence set-up I used to make the cove cut. Be sure that your clamps have a good hold. Often, the areas under or near the edge of the table saw are difficult to attain a good clamp hold. NOTE: Years ago,...

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Skill Building #6: The Stanley #45 Multiplane and Door Trim

12-23-2011 09:55 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 7 comments »

Okay, added a wall to define my shop space for heating, etc. and included a pair of pocket doors. They’re framed but need trim. Enter some spaulted (stained, really), flat-sawn sycamore. Dressed the edges and faces, needed something to dress them up a bit. How about a bead? First the flat stock, ready to go. With the #45 set up and ready, an early key is to take multiple, shallow passes. Here’s a scratch pass: Start on the end of the piece, taking multiple passes ...

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Machinist Toolcart #11: Almost there. The end of all marking and cutting

09-12-2011 05:48 AM by PurpLev | 20 comments »

We had a beautiful weekend, blue clear sky, sun shining and smiling, birds were singing, even the temperature was behaving – just a beautiful weekend. and I was sick. I waited until I could regain enough focus since loss of focus in woodworking is a bad idea and can only lead to disastrous consequences either to the project or worse to ones self and trotted to the garage only to find that the material I had planned to use didn’t look all that fitting to the purpose of acting...

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Machinist Toolcart #7: a Trim and a Shave

07-20-2011 04:11 PM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

Now that the construction of the carcass was finished (as far as I can think) it was time to trim off the excess of the face frames (front was already done, and just had to do the back). I trimmed off the back as I got home from work. I used a block plane for that and brought the carcass into the house to continue working on it later at night when I get more time: can still see the burn marks from the TS. Nothing that a good shave/scrape wouldn’t clean right off: Later at ...

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