How to Apply Wood Trim

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    • 1). Measure the wall from one corner out in one direction. Mark the measurement onto a piece of trim.

    • 2). Put the trim on a miter saw, standing in the position it will be when it's installed. Slide it so the first pencil mark (denoting the starting corner) is under the blade.

    • 3). Turn the miter blade to 45 degrees, pointing in toward the trim piece. Make the cut. (Note: If the piece is starting at an outside corner, rather than an inside corner, then turn the blade to 45 degrees pointing away from the trim.)

    • 4). Cut the other end of the trim in the same fashion, mitering it for an inside or outside corner as needed. If the piece is ending flat against a side-wall, then make the cut straight across the piece instead of at a 45-degree angle.

    • 5). Repeat the process for the piece of trim on the other side of the corner.

    • 6). Position the two pieces of trim on the wall, pressing the miter cuts together to form the corner. Use your trim nail gun to shoot nails at the top and bottom edges of the trim, putting pairs of nails about every 8 to 10 inches.

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