How to Attach the Trim to a Desk Hutch

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Learn how to attach the trim to a desk hutch in this free DIY woodworking video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi, this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip I'll be showing you how to attach our trim pieces. To attach my trim pieces I'm first going to glue each edge and clamp it to my board. The next thing I'm going to do is put a couple of pin nails in just to hold it while the glue dries so I can move my clamps and put on another piece. This method will help speed things up a little bit. First I'm going to glue, make sure you spread that around and get each part of it and this will help it hold a little bit better. Next I'm going to clamp it and you want to make sure to leave a little bit of a lip on the top in the bottom side of your plywood so we can trim it off smooth later. I like to wipe off any excess glue with a damp paper towel. This will clean it up so that I won't have to clean it up when it dries, because it's much easier to clean that excess glue when it's wet than when it's dried. I'm going to do this for the top and the bottom. Next, I'm going to put just a few pin nails in to my trim so that the nails will hold it while the glue dries. When I remove the clamps now the pin nails will hold my trim on while that glue dries. I'm going to continue the same procedure with the rest of my pieces.