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Plastics News: Extruders Dress Up Homes With All The Trimmings
Plastics News says home builders and remodelers have an ever-growing array of synthetic accents to dress up residences as manufacturers take exterior trim from the basic function of covering the transition between siding, doors and windows to new levels.
Issues & Performance

Carpentry: Moisture Content & Movement In Wood Trim
This Is Carpentry explains importance of understanding wood movement, how to use a moisture meter to measure the moisture content of trim, how to decide when a load of trim should be rejected, and how to accurately estimate how much trim will move after it’s installed.

JLC: Hiding Knotholes In Exterior Trim
Journal of Light Construction says you need the right solvent-based primer, and the right touch, to block sap from bleeding out of trim wood through exterior paint.
Procedures

AZEK: Tips For Installing Cellular PVC Trim
Azek online videos offer advice on cellular PVC trim routing, gluing, painting, and more.

Builder Magazine: Interesting Designs For Exterior Trim
Builder Magazine describes some how interesting trim gives a home personality, and today's material options include many more choices than wood.

Creative Homeowner: Purchasable Book On 1001 Ideas For Trimwork
Creative Homeowner sells 1001 Ideas For Trimwork, a full-color ideabook that has hundreds of trimwork and molding examples that will add character and a level of detail to a home. $25 USD

Fine Homebuilding: Exterior Trim Details That Last
Fine Homebuilding article by a restoration carpenter explains how to use foam backer rod, caulk and nylon-filament erosion mat to protect exterior trim from water damage.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Scribe Trim To Fit Against A Wall
Fine Homebuilding online video by a finish carpenter shows you the basics of making straight molding fit flush with a wavy wall.

Fine Homebuilding: Prevent Pneumatic-Nailer Blowouts When Installing Trim
Fine Homebuilding online video describes how to prevent pneumatic-nailer blowouts when installing trim.

JLC Forums: Should You Paint Solid PVC Trim
Journal of Light Construction forum offers contractor comments on whether you should paint solid PVC trim.

JLC: Design Basics For Exterior Trim
Journal of Light Construction presents a collection of concepts and tricks to make exterior trim look balanced, coherent, and attractive. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Gluing Exterior Trim
Journal of Light Construction explains what type of glue should be used for splices and corners when installing stained vertical cedar siding or fascia trim, and exterior glues that will adhere in the presence of an oil-based stain.

JLC: Installing Curved Exterior Trim
Journal of Light Construction article describes how accurate framing and full-size millwork templates guarantee a precise fit for curved exterior trim.

JLC: Painting Composite Trim
Journal of Light Construction says composite trim should be primed with a mildew-resistant exterior primer, then painted with two coats of exterior 100 percent acrylic latex paint.

JLC: Preventing Gaps In Joints Of PVC Trim
Journal of Light Construction Q & A describes how to prevent gaps in joints of cellular PVC trim boards.

JLC: PVC Is Durable Trim For Coastal Construction
Journal of Light Construction article by coastal builder Jim Blahut describes how he uses cellular PVC trim to create good-looking, long-lasting exterior trim details. Free Registration Required

JLC: Use PVC Trim To Create Durable Classic Greek Cornice
Journal of Light Construction article describes how to use PVC trim to achieve a classical 21st-Century Greek Revival look that requires minimal maintenance.
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