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Old 12-24-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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I am installing the baseboard in my basement and I have everything done except for the stairs. Now I know how to do most trim but I am lost as to how to get this to work, my landing has two different stair heights so I am doing two separate "runs" of base with a return on the end however I cannot figure out how to cut the return on the angle I cut to match the wall. I have attached some photos to help explain my issue. I am using a one piece 7.25" base so after it was cut on the angle it is about 10.5" tall. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!






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You mitered it at a certain angle. Put it back on the saw at the same miter and set the bevel at 45 degrees and cut the trim.
Take another piece of trim and cut the return and glue it on.
The procedure is the same as a return at 90 degrees.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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I have the long piece already 45'd on the backside ready for the return piece but I couldn't figure out what was the right way to cut the small return piece.

So use the same angle I cut the mitre with and cut that on a 45 bevel and then cut it straight just like any other return?
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I have the long piece already 45'd on the backside ready for the return piece but I couldn't figure out what was the right way to cut the small return piece.

So use the same angle I cut the mitre with and cut that on a 45 bevel and then cut it straight just like any other return?
You would cut the 45 degree bevel at whatever miter angle you cut. You would then return the bevel angle to 0 degrees(back to the upright position) You would then slide the wood over so you could cut off the pie shaped piece. Take it easy on the cut as the piece is small and long. Sharp blades and minimum force as you slide the saw to the fence will eliminate broke returns.
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This article on This Is Carpentry might help explain a couple of things http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/...board-returns/

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Thanks Keith, I will see what I can get my hands on to try and make the piece by hand. I have never had to attempt anything like this before when doing my own trim.
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I have never seen baseboard on top of the skirt board on stairs, only OG molding, that is the molding on top of that baseboard. I would rip it out and use OG molding!
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it is much easier if you level off the skirt and wrap it around the corner. Then use just the top part of your baseboard by ripping just the molding off. If you level off you skirt, the molding will level off, miter around the corner, miter down, then bisect down to the rest of the stairs.
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I have never seen baseboard on top of the skirt board on stairs, only OG molding, that is the molding on top of that baseboard. I would rip it out and use OG molding!
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