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Old 10-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Angle for trim around attic access hole?


I have added an extra attic access hole today due to one of the existing ones being pretty much useless due to the rafters and the central AC unit, and the other being clear at the other end of the house.

For now I have some scrap wood covering the hole since I am still working in the attic laying down insulation but once I am done with the insulation work, I will want to finish the access hole.

What is the angle you cut trim to make it come out looking like this:



I will have to use a friend's saw since I don't have the kind needed to do cuts like that.

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45 degrees.

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Ok... I thought so but wasn't sure. Thanks!
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Just be sure you cut it flat, with the decroative face upward.
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I have a nice long piece of trim I got free with a bad spot on the end I can practice on. After my previous post I remembered I have a couple of miter boxes so I should be able to cut the angle just fine with a hacksaw. I'll try it out first on a scrap piece of wood or something.
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A hacksaw isn't the best choice for miter cuts. If you're using a miter box, what you want is called a back saw.
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any time your cutting trim, you have to bisect the angle. if its for something that is a true 90 degrees you divided by two and get a 45 degree angle. and so on.. an angle finder works wonders for this sort of thing.. however when you start getting corners that arent perfect you have to tweak the mitre so it works and is tight on the face.. this is where having a mitre saw comes in handy

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