Question - How do you cut decorative trim?

Answered by: Lawrence Powell  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 07-09-2021  |  Views: 1438  |  Total Questions: 4

Cutting Decorative Moldings When cutting decorative molding, cut backwards and upside down. Use a miter saw without giving a tilt to the blade. Prop the molding against a rigid support then set the miter angle. If you are going to use a compound miter saw, lay the molding face up with its back flat on a support. Swing the blade of the miter saw 45 degrees to the left. Place the first piece of moulding upside down on the saw with the scrap end to the right. Brace the flat top of the moulding on the base of the saw and the flat bottom of the moulding against the saw's fence. Make a cut near the end of the moulding. Cope straight with a miter saw Cut the 'straightaway' with a miter saw for a faster, straighter cope. Turn the molding upside down, set your saw at least 5 degrees to the right and cut straight down until you hit the curvy part. Some pros even nibble away at curved profiles with a miter saw. High Density Recycled Polystyrene Base mouldings can be glued, nailed or both. It cuts just like wood and it also copes just like wood. Apply a continuous ¼” bead of Heavy Duty construction adhesive such as Liquid Nails LN-901 along the back edges of the base moulding. How do you cut a 22. Insert the handsaw on both sides of the miter box in the 22. 5-degree slots on the fences. Use long and even handsaw strokes to cut at an angle of 22. 5 degrees the baseboard or molding. After measuring the baseboard mark the location where you want to cut.

Measure along the wall and floor junction from the first corner to the first cut point. Record this measurement with an additional note detailing if the left and right sides of the trim are inside or outside angles.

To find out what the spring angle is, set the crown molding into the crotch of a framing square and check where the ends align. if both numbers are the same, it is 45/45 crown. If the numbers are different, such as three inches on the wall and two inches on the ceiling, it is 52/38 crown.

How to Cut Outside Corner Molding Measure from the outside edge of the corner, back along the wall, to the end, using a measuring tape. Stand the trim molding on a miter saw, in the position it will go when installed. Turn the blade to 45 degrees outward, so it points away from the section of the trim you measured.

Cut an Inside or Outside Corner 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. Using a handsaw, cut the molding at a 45-degree angle.