Molding & Trim
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor look at ways to match historic molding.
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.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for producing tight-fitting mitered corner joints on crown molding
Layer stock moldings onto a box beam to create a budget-friendly custom profile.
Nothing adds character to a room faster than beadboard. Here's how to choose the right material for your space.
Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding precisely to create a scarf joint and outside corners.
They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.
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.
From Arts and Crafts to Colonial to Victorian, moldings go a long way to establishing the style of a house. These trim treatments create transitions that please the eye and make a style statement.
Kevin meets millwork specialist Mark White at his showroom that specializes in high-density polyurethane trim
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.
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
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a quick and accurate way to cut perfect-fit miters
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim using hand tools
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals various means and methods of making your own authentic reproduction moldings
Apply panel molding to a featureless door to create a grand entrance to any room
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses some of the many options available for trimming out the interior of a room.
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.
Can't find a match for your original molding? With these steps you can easily make matching trim
Highlighting the transition between walls and ceiling, this decorative trim adds character to even the plainest rooms
Add character to plain rooms with crown molding, baseboards, wainscoting and more
This mantel is actually made up of numerous molding profiles applied one on top of the other to create depth, shadow lines, and architectural interest. Here's a look at how the various pieces come together
TOH technical editor Mark Powers demonstrates how to install foam crown molding using nails and drywall finish.
Installing molding where walls meet ceiling adds character and value to your home. But the variety of materials crown molding comes in can be daunting. Here's help sorting out what works where
Create a nailing surface when ceiling joists aren't where you need them
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to cut tight-fitting inside corner joints