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By Kevin McDermott, eHow Contributor

Kitchen cabinets mounted to the walls generally have an imperfect seam where the two materials meet, since most walls in homes aren't completely flat. Even if the seam isn't wavy or gapped, it will have an unfinished look. Trimming the kitchen cabinets entails installing trim to cover that joint. There are numerous ways to do it, with one of the easiest being to use quarter-round trim. The cutting and installation method is similar to trimming a door, window or floor.

Things You'll Need

  • Varnish

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil

  • Miter saw

  • Trim nail gun

    • 1

      Sand your unfinished wood trim by hand. Brush off the dust. Spread wood stain over the whole surface with a paintbrush. Let it sit for one minute. Wipe it down with paper towels. Let it dry overnight.

    • 2

      Brush a coat of varnish over the stained trim. Let it dry overnight.

    • 3

      Measure the first span where the cabinets meet the wall with a tape measure, taking the measurement from one outside corner of the cabinet to the next, along the wall. Transfer the measurement to a piece of your finished trim with a pencil, leaving a few inches on the outside of each mark.

    • 4

      Set the trim on the miter saw in the position it will go against the wall. Put one of the your marks under the blade. Turn the blade to 45 degrees outward, so it points away from the measured span of your trim. Repeat for the second mark, swiveling the blade in the opposite direction so the cut miters outward from the part you measured.

    • 5

      Set the trim in place on the wall alongside the cabinet. The miters on both sides should flare out past the outside corners of the cabinet. Secure the trim by shooting trim nails every 12 to 18 inches with a trim nail gun.

    • 6

      Repeat the process for each line where the cabinet meets the wall. The miters will form your corners as they butt together.

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November 15, 2017 at 11:25 PM ×

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