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MikeBaker 10-25-2008 10:52 PM

cove molding mitering
I would like to know how to properly miter cove molding for both inside and outside corners

Termite 10-26-2008 12:41 AM

You can miter it on a miter saw or in a miter box, depending on what you have. For 90 degree outside corners, set your saw at 45 degrees. Pretty easy.

For inside corners, ideally...You cope them with a coping saw. If that's something you're not up for, then you just miter them at 45 degrees.

You always set your saw to half of the wall corner's angle. If the walls aren't a perfect 90 you just have to adjust.

buletbob 10-26-2008 08:39 AM

pay attention to the profile of the cove, there is usually a wider profile at the top. when you install the first piece just make sure you keep them all the same. You will be surprised how many people don,t realize this. BOB
Also remember when you cut the pieces in a miter box ,place your material upside down and backwards. this way you can't go wrong.

DUDE! 10-26-2008 10:08 AM

my 2 cents, I'd practice the cuts on some scrap, didn't help me, (I'm terrible carpenter) but once you cut a length wrong, you have some too short to use costly scrap.

bjbatlanta 10-26-2008 03:56 PM

DUDE! has good point.....get a few extra feet for sure. If it's sold by the foot at the big box stores, they'll take it back if you have leftovers.

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