How to build a panel-molding frame

Assembling a panel-molding frame in place can be done, but Richard prefers to assemble frames first before fastening the frames to the wall. In this video Richard McMurray of Finish Carpentry TV shows how to lock nail, or toenail, an entire frame together beforehand. Richard clamps a speed square to the top of his table saw, which acts as a handy jig to align the molding. Richard also shares a great tip on how trim carpenters can prevent wayward brads from piercing your digits.

Richard McMurray, a native Texan from Fort Worth, started his career working for a company that specialized in the installation of crown molding. He developed a love for the trade, and after a couple years he decided to start his own company. His two-man team specialized in architectural molding installation. His customers loved the quality of his work, and now most of his jobs come from repeat business and word of mouth.

Becoming a YouTube celebrity was not on his radar until one day, Richard recorded a short clip about 3-piece molding installation. He was hooked. That experience led to Richard creating his YouTube Channel, “Finish Carpentry TV.” The channel has since grown to over 100,000 subscribers and boasts millions and millions of views. 

Thanks for sharing your terrific videos with Construction Pro Tips Richard!