Casey Knips

OwnerTrue Fit Carpentry
Finish Carpenter
Minneapolis MN
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This existing staircase has had its challenges but trying to make it look as good as I can. This pre assembled section is going up to the attic. I find it much easier to take measurements and pre assemble, so I can get the joints tight. Then I dont have to worry as much on things like wavy wal...
I have shown quite a bit about the doors on my current job. These prehung door slabs had quite a few issues and I needed to fix those in order to even get the door to operate. The strike side door stile was bowed, the edge didnt come with a bevel and the door width was too wide compared to the ...
The attic had a couple of unique situations to deal with. This door casing was one of them. I didnt have much room to move the jamb, so this is how it ended up. It took a couple times taking off a little more material and tweaking the angle to get it to work out but once painted, it should loo...
Here is the casing profile for this job. Its a 5/8 thick beaded flat casing with a backband. The total width is 4 and is a pretty nice look for this house. I went back and forth on miter versus jack miter, and ultimately decided on a miter. Ive had good luck with a miter and biscuits and have ...
Gluing up some hoops with @kourostools miter clamps. This is a newer version and has quite a bit more clamping pressure than the original clamps he made a few years ago. While I have had my clam clamps for at least 8-10 years and still love using them, I do like how flat these clamps store. Ta...
Every time I show the Jambmaster, I get asked a handful of times if its worth it. Personally, it has been worth it to me. But I dont install enough doors in a year to get really proficient at it. What I really like about it, mainly in remodels but new construction too, is to be able to put the...
I always used to just butt cut my baseboard to skirtboard but these last few years have switched to a mitered transition. It doesnt matter if its stain grade or paint grade but a mitered transition looks nice, especially when doing paneling and moulding, then the miter lines up.I find it good pra...
I decided to pre assembled these two windows in this corner. It didnt take that much longer but Im glad I did with the 1/4 white oak at the corner. Its hard to miss but did you see how much drywall I had to beat in order to get things to work out? Some areas are flush and others the drywall was...
Along with the stairs at that last job, I did a handful of window casing. It was 3/4x4ish white oak with a backband (not shown here). Its always nice when the saw is dialed in with a sharp blade. #whiteoak #windowcasing #finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #trim #minnesota #festool
I wasnt able to finish everything on this staircase but helped out another carpenter as much as I could before I needed to go start my other job. I wish I would have had more time to finish it because its a different railing style than Im used to installing. This should look pretty good when it...
I hope I get to see pictures of these stairs all finished because this was fun to work on.#finishcarpenter #finishcarpentry #stairs #whiteoak #maple #treads #minnesota
Heres more in that stair that I posted about yesterday. The skirts are oak and the treads/risers were maple. They had a coat of clear finish on them already and I believe the oak will be stained a darker color. I opted for no visible fasteners on this one. I mainly wanted to see how much long...