Molding & Trim How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our molding step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Install Shoe Molding
Do you want to hide unsightly gaps between the walls and floors or add a nice extra detail to your baseboard moldings? This slender trim is an easy way to get you that finished look.
How to Install Stacked Stone Veneer on a Fireplace
Ask This Old House mason, Mark McCullough, helps a homeowner update her concrete block, wood burning fireplace with a stacked stone veneer and a slab of stone.
How to Make Decorative Roof Brackets
Decorative cedar brackets are often found under an overhang like a balcony or a roof. Some brackets may be structural, but in this case, these ornamental brackets are simply decorative and are part of the home’s original features. Watch as This Old House Host Kevin O’Connor meets with Builder Charlie Silva in his shop while he makes brackets himself.
How to Fix Baseboards with a Repair Patch
It’s easier to patch imperfections and holes in baseboard than to replace the entire piece. In this video, This Old House’s Tom Silva patches a baseboard using a Dutchman—a wood repair patch that is glued into a custom-cut hole.
How to Create Simulated Panels with Molding
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva creates a simulated stile and rail wainscoting on a dining room wall by using base cap molding.
How to Match Historic Molding
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor look at ways to match historic molding.
How to Install Matching Molding
Tom Silva demonstrates how to create new molding that will exactly match the profile of existing molding. He also shows how to use a special tool called profile gauge to trace the shape of the molding exactly
How to Bisect Angles for Cutting Miters
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a quick and accurate way to cut perfect-fit miters
How to Install Wood Crown Molding
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his tips and techniques for installing decorative crown molding
How to Install Interior Window Trim
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim using hand tools
How to Replicate Molding Profiles
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals various means and methods of making your own authentic reproduction moldings
How to Dress Up a Hollow-Core Door
Apply panel molding to a featureless door to create a grand entrance to any room
6 Tips on Shopping for Beadboard
Nothing adds character to a room faster than beadboard. Here's how to choose the right material for your space.
Decorative Crown Molding
In this step-by-step video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best way to install decorative trim to the joint between wall and ceiling.
How to Install Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for producing tight-fitting mitered corner joints on crown molding
How to Install Three-Piece Crown Molding
Layer stock moldings onto a box beam to create a budget-friendly custom profile.
How to Choose Interior Molding
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses some of the many options available for trimming out the interior of a room.
How to Cut Crown Molding Inside Corners
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to enhance a room with easy-to-install crown molding using plastic clips and caulking to finish.
How to Duplicate Custom Molding
Can't find a match for your original molding? With these steps you can easily make matching trim
How to Install a Lincrusta Wainscot
The textured, tough-wearing wall covering has stood the test of time
All About Crown Molding
Highlighting the transition between walls and ceiling, this decorative trim adds character to even the plainest rooms
Beautify Your Home With Crown Molding and Other Trim Upgrades
Add character to plain rooms with crown molding, baseboards, wainscoting and more
Backing Strips for Crown Molding
Create a nailing surface when ceiling joists aren't where you need them
How to Cut Crown Molding
Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding precisely to create a scarf joint and outside corners.
How to Cope a Joint for Crown Molding
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to cut tight-fitting inside corner joints
13 Easy Door Surround Profiles From Stock Molding
Mix and match off-the-shelf trim to create stylish door casings
How to Install Crown Molding: Cut, Cope & Hang
From measuring to cutting to coping, discover how to easily install crown molding and add sculptural interest to your rooms.
A single length of molding spanning a wall is best, but when you have to use a second piece, use this technique to hide the gap