Bob Schmidt shows you things to watch out for and adjustments that have to be made while running baseboard molding in your
home remodeling projects
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I am Bob Schmidt with Home Remodel Workshop. So you are getting down toward the end of your projects, you got a little bit of baseboard to run. Get you miter box out you cut that outside corner and zip real nice and tight square. It has a nice sharp edge, but when you get it over, put it on the wall, it ends up looking a little more like this. I will show you how to make sure that this does not happen. Let's get to work.
A quick lesson; what causes these? In dry wall, when they hang the two pieces of dry wall on either side of this wall it comes out mixed a square corner. When they add the metal corner bead on over top of it before putting the mat on it actually throws the corner out of square. As you can see by this light, that is coming up behind my framing square here and here, you have to compensate for that when you are putting your baseboard on.
With a 90-degree cut up against the wall as you can see there seems to be a large gap on the one side. Before starting putting baseboard down, check you outside walls, if you see rocking like this in a square you know your miter should have been a half piece slightly adjusted.
Pretty much all miter boxes have a 45-degree angle mark. Go ahead and begin there, go ahead and set you saw over to the 45-degree miter box. Look down into the center; you will see that there is a templet for going beyond 45-degrees. Go ahead and set that off by about half a degree and go ahead and make that cut for the corner that’s rocking. Make sure you use the same cut for the opposite side of the corner, so that you have the same cut coming together. With just a slight half degree change in the angle, you can see that it makes a major difference in the finished product.
There you go, get your baseboard that looks as good on your wall as it does sitting here in the table. I am Bob Schmidt with Home Remodel Workshop, please subscribe.