Installation & How-To

Learn how to install molding and trim like a pro in your home. Molding, trim, baseboards, chair rails, wainscoting, beaded board, and other woodwork can add character and value to your home. Plus, installing molding and trim is an easy project for do-it-yourself homeowners.

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How to Install Baseboard Molding

Baseboard molding provides a visual and physical connection between walls and adjacent flooring, door and window casings, and a home's architectural style. We share everything you need to know when choosing and installing baseboard trim.

How to Install Wall Frame Molding

Learn how to build and install decorative wall frames to add architectural interest to your home.

How to Install Crown Molding with Uplights

Invite a warm glow into your home with uplighting in your crown molding. Our step-by-step instructions make installation easy.

How to Install Plastic Crown Molding

Add architectural interest to your home's ceiling with plastic crown molding. We'll show you how to install it.

How to Paint and Stain Baseboards

Give your home an upgrade with freshly painted or stained baseboards. We've got all your tips you need for a successful job.

How to Make a Return Cut on Molding

Solve appearance issues on the ends of molding by making a return. We'll show you how.
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How to Prepare Trim for Painting

Trim, baseboards, and moldings add architectural interest to any room, and a fresh coat of paint makes these features stand out even more. Our tutorial shows you several tips for properly preparing your trim for paint.

Crafting a Plate Rail

This simple but handsome plate rail will give you a place to display decorative plates.

Installing Wainscoting

Beaded-board wainscoting updates a room without breaking your budget. This step-by-step guide teaches how to install wainscoting and includes a list of required materials and tools.