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Old 02-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #16
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No, you are right. That's how the moulding is designed. This is cliq lock engineered flooring. See the image for a cross section of what the nose looks like.

I wanted to do solid treads, but we just couldn't get the oak treads stained to a reasonable match with the floor; this looks much better.
This looks more of a tripping hazard than what Mouse was saying

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #17
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You're not gonna like it, but I'm gonna be the bad guy.

Adding a molding to a skirt that's too narrow will always look like (#&P.
Take the skirt off, use it as a template for a new one of proper width and get a true skirt look.....not one that looks like you 1/2 A$$ed it.

When you take all the time and effort to do a task like this, do it right.

Even if it means doing it twice.

Just my 2

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the rest looks great........
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You're not gonna like it, but I'm gonna be the bad guy.

Adding a molding to a skirt that's too narrow will always look like (#&P.
Take the skirt off, use it as a template for a new one of proper width and get a true skirt look.....not one that looks like you 1/2 A$$ed it.

When you take all the time and effort to do a task like this, do it right.

Even if it means doing it twice.

Just my 2

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the rest looks great........
I agree that this is not something worth doing a shoddy job on, especially with it being so visible.

But, I chose the molding based on matching the thickness of the skirt. So it actually is seemless, for all intents. I haven't painted it yet, but I'm confident right now that it will look like one piece. If not, I agree that it is worth redoing the whole thing.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #19
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....................so you used 2-1/2" colonial casing for a base cap

Now........ how are you going to transition THAT into the rest of your baseboard details.........
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Maybe he could cut off a straight-edge perpendicular to the floor and use some sort of plinth block? It would look kind-of funny with the baseboard cut right into the angled bottom of the skirt/casing.
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..........You ever walk into a place and see funky details?

That's all you're gonna see on this...............

....because when you don't step back and redo a mistake ...it takes funky details to make it do anything.....

It's turning into a hodge podge of 'stick this on that' and 'make one of these' butt up against 'something I found'........

Sorry for the rant but people post on these forums to get advice on how to do stuff.

I'm assuming you want advice on how to do it like a professional would do it.

Not how Bubba cobbed his project together.......
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I don't think a single plinth at the bottom of the stairs would make it look "all cobbled together." When it comes to molding, it's as much art as it is science.

Here's an example of the skirt going into a plinth:

How do I install trim around stair treads?


^^^and that's an example of "how a professional would do it," according to who posted it in another thread.


He could also return the casing into the wall and make it look like a single finished edge that the baseboard could butt-up against.
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....................so you used 2-1/2" colonial casing for a base cap

Now........ how are you going to transition THAT into the rest of your baseboard details.........
Yeah, this was something I have been concerned about and was thinking along the lines of that plinth block. If I were to redo, can I even get matching colonial baseboard of appropriate height, ie 8.5-10 inches, or would I have to glue together two pieces again?
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Most baseboards are two pieces
1 x 5, 6, or 8 with a base cap installed on top of that.



Sometimes they get tricky.......


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