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Casey Knips  🔹Lead Carpenter 🔹Tool Fanatic 🔹Woodworking Enthusiast

Here’s one of the trim details on this job. As usual, we are matching existing in this old house. That includes a 5/4 plinth block, 1x base and 5/8” casing. There is a 1/2”x1/2” cove that runs all the way around and everything has a 1/8” round over. It’s a pretty simple look in terms of profiles but looks nice.
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Today was my first full day starting trim on this job I was framing earlier. I was happy to be able to fit all of my tools in this master bedroom, along with a 4’x7’ assembly table. This should be a fun one to trim, with a mix of paint grade poplar and black walnut.
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#stateoftheshopsaturday I have been quite busy at work but finally have everything back in order in my shop. The next project on my list is our mantle, which will be out of the 8/4 maple on my workbench.
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I just picked up the @dewalttough DW716XPS. I have heard great things about this saw and I’m looking forward to putting it to work.
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I went back and forth about potentially carrying 2 saws but I love the reliability and accuracy of this saw. And after using the XPS light for a few cuts, I definitely like it better than a laser.
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I finished up the first floor of this trim job yesterday. Here’s a few finished pictures, besides the bathroom. The first floor is all stain grade birch and oak, while the second floor was paint grade poplar.
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We try to have flush transitions at openings but in these old homes, it’s not always possible. More often than not, it will need to get scribed. This situation wasn’t that bad but I needed to scribe to the new floor over over old subfloor and the slight notch.
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Not all pictures can be IG pretty. I had to tie in some new birch and oak baseboard into existing. I tried to grain match as best as possible. Although, I barely had enough birch to finish. And the existing piece had a pretty good cup in it. Sometimes you just need to work with what you have and make it look as good as possible.
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If you’re wondering why I did it like this, check out my stories today.
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All of the pre assembled casing is done and now it’s time for baseboard. Besides a few janky walls, everything goes pretty quick with cutting all the pieces on Friday.
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The trim details on the first floor are the same as the second, except it’s all oak with some birch. These are simple profiles but it’s a nice clean look.
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I was able to get all the casing made and ready for pre assembly today. I used dominoes for alignment and pocket screws to get a tight joint. All of the plinth blocks were also scribed and installed.
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It didn’t look like I got much done today but these will go pretty quick for install on Monday.
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I have a few days left on the first floor but all the windows are done and I installed most of the cased openings today. Tomorrow will be a lot of pre assembling casing and hopefully be in a good spot to finish early next week.
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I tried something new while installing this window stool. I didn’t want to fight getting the miter to line up at this inside corner, so I added a few dominos. It took less than 30 seconds and helped align the miter so very little sanding was required.
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