Most books describe working under ideal conditions. Savage tells you how to cope with problem situations left by others. This book saved us numerous hours and frustrations dealing with skewed rough-openings, proud drywall, and many other problems. We reread it before every renovation job. (My only complaint is that the author has no new edition.)
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2.0 out of 5 starsToo complex for a novice...July 6 2000
By Scott Moore - Published on Amazon.com
I am currently in the middle of a massive remodeling project in my house. I bought this book to learn some simple techniques for installing the molding that was so easy to rip out, but is a pain to put back in. I read the book from cover to cover and I found that the book lacked on illustrations/pictures. Most of the explanations are only given in paragraph form, and was hard to follow for me. This is the only do it yourself book that I regret buying from Amazon!
47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsSuperb guide on the art of trim carpentryJan 4 2000
By Ross Ridenoure - Published on Amazon.com
An outstanding book for anyone interested in trim carpentry from the novice to the more experienced carpenter! Very thorough, yet easy to understand dicussions of each aspect of trim carpentry with excellent illustrations to accompany the text. As an experienced do-it-your-selfer with quite a bit of woodworking experience, this book was a delight to read and use. Highly recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 starsDoing it rightJuly 9 2001
By Brian C. Wadell - Published on Amazon.com
Great book on trim carpentry techniques for pros or someone who wants to do a professional quality job. Written from the practical viewpoint of an experienced pro with high standards. A bit of overkill if you are in a hurry but I would recommend it before trimming several rooms yourself or even if you want to check your contractor's work.