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Coping moulding and trim

Learn coping crown moulding, joint techniques, and the mindset needed to make beautiful trims with lead carpenter, Aaron Butt. You'll finish the course with a grasp of three different tools: hand coping saw, the grinder, and the table saw. Spanish subtitles available.

Price: $75

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Learn From a Pro

Aaron Butt is a passionate carpenter, builder, teacher and learner with over 20 years of experience within the modern building trades.

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9 In-Depth Lessons

Each video lesson dives deep into the fundamentals of coping and crown moulding. Lessons average about 5 minutes each, with a total class time of 45 minutes.


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Practical Resources

Downloadable summaries help you solidify your understanding as you get real-world practice. 

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Certificate of Completion

After completing the training and passing the assessments, you will receive a Certificate of Course Completion. Share with future employers to show your commitment to continuing education.

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Lifetime Access

With a course purchase, you have lifetime access to the course. Take the Coping Moulding and Trim course anytime, anywhere, as often as you'd like. Our courses are meant to be an ongoing resource for you, no matter where you are in your journey.


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Affordable and Convenient

Our online courses are an affordable and convenient way to develop new skills. If you aren't sure you want to make a time and money commitment to colleges and trade school, our classes are a way to gain skills in a more flexible and cost-efficient manner.

About Your Instructor

Aaron Butt has been in the trades for over 20 years, primarily in the custom, high end architect driven building market on the north shore of Boston Massachusetts. He is passionate about excellence and the craft of custom residential building. Having also spent time teaching a full-time carpentry program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Aaron fully embraces his desire to continue teaching what he knows and learning from others who have gone before him.

Lesson Plan

9 Video Lessons  (45m)


Construction Teacher Teaching Blueprints Class

Lesson 1: Course Overview

Your instructor, Aaron, is a finish carpenter working in Massachusetts. Here he welcomes you to the course and discusses the importance of craftsmanship and pride in your work.

Architect's Ruler for scales and measurement

Lesson 2: Types of Trim

Aaron explains the functional and aesthetic purposes of the three trims used in this course: crown moulding, chair rail, and baseboard.

How to read title sheets and lesson plans

Lesson 3: Mitering vs. Coping Crown Moulding

Sometimes it's better to miter mouldings for an inside joint, and sometimes it's better to cope crown moulding. Learn how to miter crown moulding as Aaron explains the pros and cons of both options.

How to read floor plans

Lesson 4: Measuring and Cutting Crown Moulding

Aaron shows you how to accurately measure, cut, and miter a piece of moulding in preparation for coping.

How to read elevations and sections

Lesson 5: Coping with the Coping Saw

Carpenters have been using the coping saw for hundreds of years for a reason. Learn how to cope crown moulding by making relief cuts and back cuts with the original coping tool.

How to read details and schedules

Lesson 6: Coping with the Grinder

When working with extremely hard wood or large quantities of copes, an electric grinder can make your life a lot easier. Learn to apply the same principles of the coping saw to a power tool so you can get more done in less time without sacrificing quality.

How to read structural drawings

Lesson 7: Coping with the Table Saw

Done safely, coping with the table saw is an efficient way to move through a lot of coping work in short order. Aaron shows you his technique for safely and quickly coping crown moulding on the table saw.

How to read MEP Drawings and Plans

Lesson 8: Adaptable Systems

One of the secrets to being a successful carpenter is knowing how to adapt to changing work environments. Aaron discusses how to apply different methods of coping crown moulding to various scenarios you might encounter on the job site.

Construction Teacher in Blueprints Class

Lesson 9: Learn and Love the Trades

The combination of hard work, pride, and an eye for beauty is what creates craftsmanship. Aaron discusses the idea of craft and how to learn from your mistakes as you grow as a carpenter.



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