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Old 11-01-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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It's official. I cannot teach myself how to miter corners. I chopped up a bunch of wood today and still have no trim up. I have read about it and tried to "practice" today. Nope. Is there a simple tutorial out there for mitering?

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Doors? Windows? Crown? What exactly are you having trouble with?

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Old 11-01-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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I have a couple of projects that need trim. I put some beadboard product around the tub (no shower) as a relacement for the pink tile I pulled out. So I wanted to put trim around the back and side walls and down the front of the tub to have a finished look. So two inside corners and and 2 outside corners. Basic walls, but trim is shaped not flat. Also I want a crown moulding look above the soffit in two places in the kitchen. They had used flat and l shaped trim and it didn't meet the ceiling. That area I wanted to have a slanted CM look. That is a wood moulding 2 1/2" with shape also.
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keep this in mind each miter makes an inside and an outside cut so cut a few pieces and put them together and learn which 1 you need and with crown you cut it upside down,and still each cut makes an inside and an outside just practice it's not that hard it takes patients regards Rob
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Thanks Rob. That is pretty much how I spent my day. Then I cleaned out a room to get ready for the flooring. The trim was driving me nuts. I have a chop saw. The first thing I did was forget to angle the saw too. I just moved the table angle. So, then I made a perfect inside corner. Phooey, I need the perfect outside corner. I ended up pulling staples out of the floor to salvage my day, that was a no brainer. I did the turn it upside down thing. Is that what changes the fit from behind?
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:48 AM   #6
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Carpentry and Finish Trim Tutorials Link:

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you have to look at it like this trim cannot think it can't beat you, take you time each cut make an inside and outside corner, take the saw to the right 45 cut take the saw to the left cut you should both inside and outside that match up, practice take you time you can do it and think about how it will sit where it going you have to turn it in your head, don't let get to you take a break and come back to it regards Rob

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