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Steve Ca 07-31-2012 07:46 AM

Baseboard Dilemna
 
I removed old plaster and lath and installed drywall, but now there is a 2 1/2" gap between the drywall and the finished hardwood floor. How do I deal with this? Looked into stacking baseboard, but just gets too busy looking. Help!

joecaption 07-31-2012 07:56 AM

Post a picture.
Is the dry wall finished yet?
The wall should have been shimed out before installing the drywall.

mae-ling 07-31-2012 11:11 AM

Another option is to go with baseboard taller then the gap, so it covers. Put strips of plywood in the gap the thickness of the gap as a filler.

Steve Ca 07-31-2012 04:36 PM

Picture and one possible resolution
 
Here is a picture that shows the gap and one possible resolution. Any ideas?

Steve Ca 07-31-2012 04:42 PM

Attempt 2
 
1 Attachment(s)
Second attempt to post pic. Drywall is already finished

joecaption 07-31-2012 05:10 PM

Looks like poop.
Your trying to use 1/2" thick base board.
Use 1 X 6 pine instead, that alone will gain you 1/4", then you use base cap moulding on the tops of the base. Adding 3/4 X 3/4, 1/4 round will make the base your trying to use under the baseboard stick out less.

Steve Ca 07-31-2012 05:19 PM

Poop
 
Agreed. Just used scraps for image. The base under the baseboard is the issue, it has to be 2 1/2" at widest point.

chrisn 08-01-2012 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 978560)
Looks like poop.
Your trying to use 1/2" thick base board.
Use 1 X 6 pine instead, that alone will gain you 1/4", then you use base cap moulding on the tops of the base. Adding 3/4 X 3/4, 1/4 round will make the base your trying to use under the baseboard stick out less.


poop!:laughing::laughing:

chrisBC 08-10-2012 07:29 PM

Maybe add some kind of a decorative border to your floor. Easier than starting your drywall job over.

TSGR 08-12-2012 07:34 PM

I'd try a small dowell rod to fill in the gap. If the gap is consistent just get the right size so you can tap it in.


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