Tips For Installing Beautiful (Almost Flawless) Trim Moulding

This is the only book that you will find anywhere that actually tells the novice do-it-yourself person the exact miter and blade tilt settings to easily cut any compound miter joint. With all the different types of crown molding out there, you really have the freedom to full customize your home to fit your specific tastes and personality. To cut the molding at an angle for an inside or outside corner, place it in a miter box upside down and braced against the bottom and side of the box, as if it were angled against a ceiling and wall.

It crumbles on the point of the cope cut if you pressure fit it, and sometimes it crumbles while you’re coping it. Miters and double glue. A thin strip with regularly spaced rectangular cut-outs resembling a row of teeth, this trim can be installed below a crown profile for a traditional design or try stacking it in combination with a back band, cove, base cap or other small piece to build interesting door and window casings or chair rails. The most common baseboard corner is an inside 90 degree corner, and the easiest way to install baseboards to fit this corner is to cut two pieces of baseboard at the edges and at an angle so they fit flush when installed.

When we were checking the corner miters, we held the boards above the door frame so the untrimmed board could rest flat against the wall to accurately check the corner fit without cutting the board to fit inside of the door frame. I probably take the old adage, Never measure when you can scribe,” to the extreme, so my cut list has a lot of jagged ends on it. Not as efficient as trusting your tape, but it gets you there.

Place the crown molding on the table of the saw with the beveled cuts flat against the fence and table (see video). For shotgun-type kitchens where the cabinets fit between two walls, blunt cuts are acceptable. It’s a bummer to find you may have cut 25 door casings in the entire house only to find out you’ve cut it too high, leaving an unsightly gap.

But what I can share with you are four or so tips that I’ve learned about how to instal nearly flawless trim moulding. Now place the trim on the sloping stringer and slide it up so the bottom of the trim projects up past the flat landing. Of course, this leads to another issue… the order of installation needs to be planned before the trim is installed. But even now a regular 45-degree miter won’t fit because the molding has to tilt down to meet the jamb. To determine where the tops of the two trim pieces meet up on the wall, you need to use a small piece of the wasted trim you generated.

Rotate the saw to a 45-degree miter setting and cut through the 3/4-in x 1-1/2-in board. With our crown molding tool, you will discover how easy it can be to transform your abode into the dream home you’ve always wanted! A scarf joint marries two 45-degree cuts on different boards (Image 1). If possible, cut and situate the two boards so that the scarf joint can be secured to the wall at a stud location. In our installation, all our inside corners will be cut to exactly 45-degree miters.