How to Trim a Door

Hi, I’m Cody While I’m going to show you how to Trim doors this will help make it easier for you to get the job done right. The reason why I feel I am a good person to deliver this to you is that I own a construction business and that I want to help save you money by showing you how to do things so you don't always need to hire a carpenter.

1. Give a confident introduction

2. A credential statement

3. A hook 4. Introduce your agenda

5. Give a compelling statement

For this reason, I think you should trust me because I’m here to save you money by showing you how to do things so you don’t always need to hire a carpenter.

Step 1

Find door that needs to be trimmed you should tell this needs trim because you can see through the wall and door frame.

Step 2

Measure door height and width on both sides so you have a general idea of how much trim you need.

Step 3

Go buy the trim that you like.

Step 4

Get a miter saw so you can cut the angles on the trim to 45degree angles.

Step 5

Measure the top of the door that will be the short end to short end so the top of the board will be longer then the bottom that’s because you put two 45degree angles on them do this for both sides then nail them up.

Step 6

Measure from the floor to the short end of the trim on the top of the door and that’s where you need to cut a 45 but subtracted 3/8ths of an inch from the length you just got.

Step 7

Repeat step 6 three more times.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Be the First to Share


    • Art Skills Challenge

      Art Skills Challenge
    • Make it Move

      Make it Move
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest


    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Looking good! Do you have a picture of the full door trimmed?