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Old 03-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #31
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To cope a corner you run one leg right in to the corner square. You miter the other leg as if you were going to miter both. This describes the cope. This is where Jay and I would use the table saw, but you will use the coping saw, which cuts on pull not push, if you have the blade in correctly. Cut the decorative top first, then the square bottom with a hand saw. Not many people cope any more due to the time required to do so. Most miter both sides and caulk mistakes.
I'm a beginner, but I've unfortunately never seen any of the installers who have done work for my parents or me ever cope base. When I've search youtube videos for this, I then understood why (read: time). I'm sure it's the tried and true way to do an inside corner, but lets say you wanted to miter both inside corners how would you go about doing it so as to get as tight as possible ?

Both sides mitered at the angles obtained from starrted on towards the inside? If it's colonial base, are you cutting one piece upside down ? If there is a youtube video of getting this done, let me know.

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I'm a beginner, but I've unfortunately never seen any of the installers who have done work for my parents or me ever cope base. When I've search youtube videos for this, I then understood why (read: time). I'm sure it's the tried and true way to do an inside corner, but lets say you wanted to miter both inside corners how would you go about doing it so as to get as tight as possible ?

Both sides mitered at the angles obtained from starrted on towards the inside? If it's colonial base, are you cutting one piece upside down ? If there is a youtube video of getting this done, let me know.

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Cut at slightly higher degree (47 degrees) so that u make sure the faces are touching. But since most walls aren't perfect I find it easier to cope anyway
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #33
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coping trim depends on the material used as well.. mdf trim isnt the best to cope as its very very delicate and will flake off while your coping it.. pine or hardwood is better suited for coping.. just miter mdf

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