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Old 02-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #16
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Base molding in this closet? Tricky.


Why wouldn't you just frame it square. They you have a shelf for usable storage below and your odd angles get resolved.
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I'm kind of leaning towards framing it square. It would be the simplest option I think.

The other part of me says "Just caulk the angled piece, paint it, shut the door, forget about it, and rent the place out.
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I'm kind of leaning towards framing it square. It would be the simplest option I think.

The other part of me says "Just caulk the angled piece, paint it, shut the door, forget about it, and rent the place out.
Oh shoot, if its just a rental, Id just put molding on the sides and not worry about the angled face section. When you go to sell it, take the hour or two and 35 bucks to frame it out square. You can never have too much storage!
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You're right, storage is a premium, especially in these split-entry style houses.

Yes, well, we own it, but are pretty far upside-down with the market (bought in spring of 2007). Senseless to keep putting this money into renovations, when we can have a house already done for less money or the same than this one cost/is costing us. Most likely going to just rent it out.
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You're right, storage is a premium, especially in these split-entry style houses.

Yes, well, we own it, but are pretty far upside-down with the market (bought in spring of 2007). Senseless to keep putting this money into renovations, when we can have a house already done for less money or the same than this one cost/is costing us. Most likely going to just rent it out.
I was/is in the same boat on a townhouse I bought in '05. Good luck on getting it rented. Have you asked your lender if they would modify the note? If you haven't, you should. And do it while its still your primary residence.
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On my rentals anything non-standard just gets a bead of caulk for trim. Looks better than most in the neighborhood. Its a closet. Making it look good adds absolutely no value. Framing it square adds a small amount.
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framing square may (or may not) affect longer coats/etc.
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For a rental your probably over thinking it.
Run a flat type moulding (1x4 or 1x6 or something) across the back, then your moulding on the sides cut at the angle, caulk and paint.
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Base molding in this closet? Tricky.


Yeah, I was overthinking things. Had I had more experience, this would have come out better, and I would have found a way to square up the back of the closet so that I could have ran a straight piece of flooring across. This was a rather large pain to do. However, in the big picture, it's a small row of flooring in the back of a closet. I'm probably the only person it will bother.

I ended up using base molding along each side of the closet cut at an angle to snug up against the angled back portion, and white-caulked the edges. "Good enough" for what it needs to do.

Thanks for all the help here. I'll put up one more finished picture later.







Because of the taper across the back of the floor, I wasn't able to rip this board like I would have wanted to, had to section it.

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I was/is in the same boat on a townhouse I bought in '05. Good luck on getting it rented. Have you asked your lender if they would modify the note? If you haven't, you should. And do it while its still your primary residence.
I've refi'd twice now. First from 6% to 4.375%, then just last month down to 3.25%. In all, have gone down about $700/month on my mortgage. Ridiculous.
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I've refi'd twice now. First from 6% to 4.375%, then just last month down to 3.25%. In all, have gone down about $700/month on my mortgage. Ridiculous.
Yup very but hey its worked out for us huh! Good work. I think it looks good for what you had to work with.

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