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Molding & Trim Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our molding projects, how-tos, and designs.

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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.

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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.

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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

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How to Install Three-Piece Crown Molding

Layer stock moldings onto a box beam to create a budget-friendly custom profile.

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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.

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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 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

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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 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

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How to Install Interior Window Trim

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim using hand tools

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How to Replicate Molding Profiles

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals various means and methods of making your own authentic reproduction moldings

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How to Dress Up a Hollow-Core Door

Apply panel molding to a featureless door to create a grand entrance to any room

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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.

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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.

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How to Install a Lincrusta Wainscot

The textured, tough-wearing wall covering has stood the test of time

Easy Crown Molding

TOH technical editor Mark Powers demonstrates how to install foam crown molding using nails and drywall finish.

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