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speparks 08-30-2012 08:05 PM

Baseboard trim question
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New to this forum but hoping someone can get me up the learning curve on trim work.

In short, I have two different height baseboard trims coming around a hallway opening. I don't care for the common option of ripping the taller trim shorter. I have attached a picture and would really appreciate someone giving me a few options. I have (6) of these to do (3- hallway openings)

Oh.... Pictures attached to show what I mean....

thanks!! :help:

mae-ling 08-30-2012 08:12 PM

Use mouldings around the door way, casing and jamb pieces as if it was a door, do it up fancy

hand drive 08-30-2012 11:22 PM

Also, some type of plinth block perhaps that is tall enough to hide the height difference? maybe cut the block width at 3/8", set in from the corners of the opening and then wrap the baseboards around the corner butted into the block. The block could be 5/4 stock, and a simple way to dress out the top of the plinth is to (rip cut) use the top trim profile of your baseboard or with a router, any profile can be made (routed) to set atop of the plinth.
For the little baseboard pieces construction glue will hold them without any nails needed most likely...

speparks 09-01-2012 07:37 AM

Thank you both very much for your ideas... :thumbsup: I am leaning towards trimming out the opening like a door..... It will look very nice but I am not looking forward to more staining and poly...


hand drive 09-01-2012 10:39 AM

imo, it would be less work to pull the baseboard and rip it down to size and then install it back against the wall, can most likely be done without need for new base and old nails can be pulled out...

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