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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.

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.

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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.

How to Install a Fireplace Mantel

Learn how to install a wood mantel on a brick fireplace.

Low-Maintenance Exterior Material Options for Your Home

They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.

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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.

39 Crown Molding Design Ideas

Steal these ceiling trim ideas to add more style to your rooms.

All About Moldings 

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.

Carlisle | Polyurethane Moldings and Millwork

Kevin meets millwork specialist Mark White at his showroom that specializes in high-density polyurethane trim

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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 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

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How to Install Interior Window Trim

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

Pro Tips for Painting Trim

Give trim the special treatment it deserves

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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.

How to Duplicate Custom Molding

Can't find a match for your original molding? With these steps you can easily make matching trim

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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

Make a Mantel from Molding Profiles

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

Easy Crown Molding

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

Crown Molding Materials

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

Backing Strips for Crown Molding

Create a nailing surface when ceiling joists aren't where you need them

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