Moldings come in so many shapes and sizes!
I keep trying to count how many different types of moldings are in this picture. I can easily see at least ten, but there are probably more than that!
I love to talk about moldings and trimwork because it is a universal project that can apply to ANY home. Even though not everyone lives in a house as decked-out as this one shown here, everyone can find something in this picture that can be done in their own home. And it can be done to whatever extent time and budget allows!
I could fill volumes with information on all of the types of trim out there and I know that many of you reading this would like exactly that! So over the next four Tuesday’s I’ll be doing detailed trimwork posts:
Trim like this can be done in your house and you have options on getting it done. You can find a carpenter willing to come in and do a good job to knock this out for you, or you can do it yourself. It’s not hard to do. If you do decide to do this yourself, there are some power tools involved.
You might want to take a look at this saw:
I’ve got quite a few Ryobi tools and I have no complaints. This saw isn’t a “professional” grade saw, but it is the size you need to do most any trim project and it is an unbeatable price. This one is factory reconditioned which helps with the cost. You really need one of these if you plan to do much woodworking at all, whether it’s trim, framing, or outdoor projects.
For trim, you really would also get substantial use and value from an air compressor and a trim nailer or a brad nailer. I think this set is a great deal:
There are cheaper sets than this. I saw a Bostich set that was only $129.00 and that would work. I like this one because it’s Porter-Cable which is good brand and because it comes with three guns (all of which you would use if you do all the trimwork we’re going to look at). It’s another steal of a price because it’s factory reconditioned.
I’ll give you some pointers on using these tools during those trim posts.
One of the Crew once asked me “How to I get the baseboard around the little rounded corners on my walls?” I’ll answer that in the baseboard post. If you have any particular questions you would like for me to include in any of these trim posts, please let me know in the comments! Thanks!
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