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03-22-2001, 01:15 PM
How do you figure out the angle of the cut on installing baseboards on walls that change directions by less than 90 degrees. I have a room where the wall has a 30 degree angle change and I can't figure out how to figure out at what angle it should miter the baseboard to make a nice fit
03-22-2001, 01:27 PM
Inside corner or outside?
Get one of those angle transfer do-jobbies (I can't for the life of it remember what they're called. There is a body and a blade with a wingnut. You loosen the nut and adjust it to fit the angle and then tighten the nut. This allows you to transfer the angle to your stock.)
Anyway, if it's an inside corner cut one piece flush to the wall and cope the other one (cut it at a 45° and then use a coping saw to follow the contour line and undercut the miter).
This will give a nice tight looking seam without having to know the exact angle.
Outside corner you use 1/2 of the included angle. Thus a normal 90° wall you cut at 45°.
03-22-2001, 02:02 PM
03-22-2001, 03:58 PM
It is always 1/2 of the total angle whether it is more than 90 degrees or less than 90 degrees
03-22-2001, 05:42 PM
Boy howdy! Just wait 'till you get to crown moling with a vaulted ceiling. EI! YI! YI!
About drove us nutz.
Seriously though, Take some excess or scrap and work it until you get what you want. But I believe you will find yourself at close to 15-15 for a nice fit without too much fiddleing at a 30 degree corner. Inny or Outty, like DickLaxton said. (Heh,Heh. Let's see if that gets by the censor.)
Dave in the Charlottes
03-23-2001, 08:39 PM
At least I think it is Marc. Dave