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Interior Trim Basics (Base, Casing, and Crown)—1

October 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Installing interior trim adds the finishing touches to a remodeling or construction project.  Trim can be decorative, but it also serves a purpose to hide gaps where walls meet floors, windows, and doors.  In this workshop, students will learn how to install baseboards, window and door casing, and crown molding.
The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Interior Trim Basics Workshop Series. This session will be the introduction to Interior Trim.  Students will learn about the tools and different types of material used for interior trim and how to estimate trim material.  Students will get hands-on experience with various tools used in trim installation. Topics include:

  • Types of Materials Used (lumber and synthetic)
  • Planning the Job and Estimating Material
  • Tools for Installing Trim
  • Glues and Fasteners
  • Stain and Paint will also be discussed

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


October 24, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633