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Old 06-20-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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Tricky trim corner.....


Well gents, I am kind of stumped here as to what might actually look "good" in this corner. I have in my basement that I am finishing a door casing that goes extremely close to the wall, and base trim running into it. The problem is obvious...........do I notch the door casing, or just butt it up to the door casing. Maybe I am missing something, but my head hurts right now from the new baby keeping us up for the last 3 nights.

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Old 06-20-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
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You can do either, but the simplest is to butt it against the door casing.

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I'd notch the trim so the trim tucks behind the casing---could be done with a router---skill saw or table saw--or multi tool

or fine toothed hand saw and chisel.

Depends on the tools available.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:35 AM   #4
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I see the door casing but where’s the door?
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #5
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im with oh'mike, we always notched the base to slide in behind the casing
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...scribe the casing leg and cut with coping saw.
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The best look is going to be accomplished by running the base back in to the corner behind the casing. Because there isn't enough room for it to pass behind the casing, there are 2 options to make this happen. 1) Notch the baseboard so that it slides behind the casing. 2) Slide the base up to the casing, trace the profile, take down the casing, cut out the profile of the base, install the baseboard, and then re-install the casing.

Since the casing is already installed, I would opt to notch the baseboard around the casing. If it's a smaller piece - less that 6', I would opt to do this on a tablesaw. If it's a longer piece, I'd consider using a router.
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Absolutely. Run the base to the wall and notch it so it tucks behind the casing.... can also be done with a good sharp chisel

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