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Do I really need to hire a professional to re-install baseboard trim?

I have baseboard trim that was installed in a few rooms of my house, removed to do some floor work, and now needs to be re-installed. Do I really need to hire a contractor to do this, or is it something I can do myself? If the latter, what do I need to know? Any recommended how-to guides appreciated! [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Sep 6, 2016 - 14 answers

Replace exterior wood trim: more wood or PVC?

The wood in contact with my front steps has rotten away. Fixing it will be a DIY job. Should I replace the wood with more wood, or change to PVC? I'll be adding flashing behind the new trim, but otherwise the same wet conditions would remain. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Gutters and trim questions...

I think I'll have some work done on my gutters and the fascia trim--water seems to be dripping down behind the gutters across the trim, leading to some rot. I have a few related questions, though. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 1, 2016 - 3 answers

To TRIM or not to TRIM

I've got a Mid-2013 MacBook Air (Intel Core i7; 1.7 GHz) with a 500 GB Apple SSD (SM0512F). I stay current on OSes. Should I engage Trim (e.g. via Trim Enabler)? If so, what do I need to know?
posted by Quisp Lover on Aug 16, 2015 - 4 answers

What differentiates clipper blades and clipper guide combs?

We have an Oster Classic 76 hair clipper that the wife uses to cut my (thick, no-joke) hair and we love it. We have a full set of guide combs but only ever use 3 of them (#4, 5, and 6) for my head and I'm considering getting those size equivalents (0A, 1, and 1A I think) in blade form with the hopes of making the job easier for her. Could you help me understand if this is dumb because I might have this all wrong and not be doing any good buying said blades?
posted by RolandOfEld on Jul 25, 2015 - 5 answers

Are "razor combs" safe in hair salons?

I just had a haircut today, and I told my hairstylist not to use the "razor comb" because anything to do with razors in a public area make me nervous, especially with things like HIV and Hepatitis going around. Well, she used it anyway and brushed the back of my neck with it to trim off the fine hairs. I found out afterwards that she doesn't speak good English, so she didn't know what I was saying. [more inside]
posted by pieceofcake on Mar 8, 2015 - 15 answers

What are some good and thorough resources for putting trim in a house?

There are plenty of basic and rudimentary how-tos out there that focus on pretty straightforward situations, like putting shoe/quarter-round molding along a straight wall or around a corner. I'm wondering about more complex situations: trim around or at doorways, dealing with existing moldings, or dealing with transitions, staircases, etc. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 6, 2014 - 5 answers

I need to edit lot of videos quickly, how?

I have a lot of videos I need to preview, then trim based on the preview, possibly rotate, then save. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Nov 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Wrapping exterior house trim

Has anyone had any experiences with wrapping exterior wood trim and window frames instead of painting? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Jul 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Beard trimming/shaping services in Austin?

My beau has decided he'd like to neaten up his beard, and I suggested finding a professional to do it the first time. (After that, it'll likely be easier to maintain.) Any recommendations for a beard trimmer or shaper/men's grooming salon/private individual in Austin? (Obligatory beard-and-kitten picture.)
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Hair trimmer recommendations

Beard / body hair trimmer recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Mar 25, 2013 - 7 answers

How to best trim a beard with scissors?

What are your best practices and tools for trimming a beard with scissors (and without an electric trimmer)? [more inside]
posted by suprenant on Jan 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Cutting fingernails with boxcutters?

Is it weird to cut your fingernails with boxcutters? (Asking for a friend) [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for no-rot baseboard corner blocks

Where do I find no-rot (PVC, plastic, etc.) baseboard corner blocks for a bathroom? I found the trim easy enough, but the corner blocks I can find are all wood. Please help me not have to miter cut. (Already tried HD and Lowes)
posted by BeeDo on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Long Or Short? The Beard Question

Should I trim down my beard for a job interview? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Aug 8, 2012 - 63 answers

I want the windows to go down...

Please help me reattach the power window switches to the inside of my car door. I need information about replacing a trim part on a Chrysler, and/or creative suggestions to mounting the switch unit. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Aug 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me speed up my SSD in my MBP!

I installed an SSD into my early-2011 13" MacBook Pro. It's working great, but the benchmark tests don't come close to advertised speeds... [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

I see a wood door and I want to paint it white

Who's right, my realtor or my painter? Should I paint my trim white? Replace it? Details inside (and time is of the essence, the painter comes today) [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Dec 21, 2011 - 30 answers

Cat who hates nail trimmers

How do I clip my cat's nails (he hates it more than anything)? [more inside]
posted by Phredward on Nov 16, 2011 - 28 answers

Need a new trimmer!

Hirsute man seeks quality beard trimmer to run across face sans guard. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 5, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I sew leather trim?

Where might I find a sewing site (or a book) that shows how to sew leather edging (or binding or piping) on to fabric? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me deal with a loose windshield trim/gasket/edging piece, on a 2007 Kia Spectra.

Help me deal with a loose windshield trim/gasket/edging piece, on a 2007 Kia Spectra. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Adhesive For Automotive Trim

The solid piece of rubber trim around the wheel well of my car is gradually peeling away. What kind of adhesive should I use to reattach it?
posted by dephlogisticated on Mar 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me figure out how to get our trim to work with our new floor.

We just put in a new floating laminate floor and it looks great, but we aren't sure what to do about the trim. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Mar 5, 2010 - 14 answers

What's this plastic garbage called, and can I replace it and not the whole door?

I'm moving out of a house I'd rented, and my dogs at one point had eaten the plastic "trim" pieces that are on the outside of the back door, which is your average metal-framed swinging with a big full-length dual-paned glass window. the damage isn't really to the door or the glass; it's to this stupid plastic trim that's around and within the glass that makes up a grid of squares. I don't know what this trim is called. Bonus question: Can I just replace the trim and not the door? Home Depot was, unsurprisingly, unhelpful.
posted by SpecialK on Dec 7, 2009 - 8 answers

How best to trim a cat's claws?

Any suggestions on clipping the claws of a reluctant cat? [more inside]
posted by krisak on Jul 11, 2009 - 29 answers

Where to get a beard trim in London?

Where can you get a good beard and moustache trim/style in London that isn't too expensive? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Mar 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Nose hair trimming and allergies.

Nose hair trimming and allergies. [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Aug 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Best bikini clippers?

What's the best electric trimmer for the bikini area? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Jun 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Who makes historically-accurate door casing moldings?

I have a bunch of wooden casing moldings around the interior doors of our Washington, DC home, and over the past 75 to 100 years, they've taken quite a beating. I'd love to slowly replace the worst of them with identical moldings, but despite a pretty exhaustive search on my own, I can't find anyone who still carries anything with the same profile. Does anyone have any tips for molding manufacturers/sellers that have good variety, especially of moldings that are accurate to the turn-of-the-century period? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Apr 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me with MT filename trimming.

Individual entries on my MT 2.6x installation are archived using their trimmed entry-names (i.e. blog.com/trimmed_entry_na.php). I'd like to make the filenames longer from now on (trimming to 30, probably), but I think that if I change the parameter in my Archiving prefs and rebuild, it's gonna go and change the filenames of all my preceding entries too. This I don't want. Is there a way to change the trimming for filenames, but only "from now on"?
posted by Marquis on Mar 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me maintain my ivy topiary

Please help a recovering black thumb gardener with burning questions about a gorgeous ivy topiary... [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Oct 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Trimming Hedges

There are a few evergreen bushes in front of my parent's home and they are overgrown. How do I trim them back? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on May 28, 2005 - 6 answers


Wood trim/baseboards: I would like to replace all of the baseboards in my rental unit. It seems that the baseboards currently in place are made of two seperate pieces (a taller bottom bit(7 1/2") and then a more ornate top piece(2 1/2")). I would like to do as little work as possible, so I am wondering where I could purchase single piece baseboards that incorporate the above two elements (10" tall)? The local Home Depot doesn't seem to carry this.
posted by sharksandwich on Sep 17, 2004 - 11 answers

Is there a tough electric line trimmer?

Line trimmers. I'd like to go with an electric line trimmer, but they don't seem to have the same amount of torque as the gas variety. Does anyone have experience with a very robust, torquey electric line trimmer? It has to be able to cut through blackberry bushes, for example of growth it needs to whack down.
posted by grefo on May 25, 2004 - 3 answers

trimming a guinea pigs nails

How do you trim a guinea pig's nails ? (more) [more inside]
posted by konolia on Jan 3, 2004 - 10 answers

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