How to Cut the Trim for a Desk Hutch

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Learn how to cut the trim for 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 taking you through the procedure for cutting our trim. On our pieces where some edges are going to be shown so people can see them, we need to cover those up with trim. If you take a look at what this plywood looks like it is not very eye appealing, so we use that trim to cover it up and make it look like it's one big piece of oak. All of the trim that I'm going to be using will be 3/4 x 3/4 except for the piece that goes on the edge of this shelf and I'm going to make that 2 inches by 3/4. The reason why I'm making that a little bit wider is so it makes the shelf a little bit more durable and less likely to bend in the middle. First I'm going to set my table saw to just a little bit above 3/4 of an inch. This is going to cut my lumber a little over sized and then I'll be able to plain it down to the correct size. My next step is to take the over size trim pieces and plain them down until they're just a fraction above 3/4 of an inch. Make sure you check the size of your board every couple passes cause you don't want to take off too much. Once we have our trim pieces the correct size we are ready to attach them.