Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 109
Share |
Default

Trimming Molding


In the house I just purchased there is an a.c. mounted in the wall that has been framed by molding. The outlet would have been covered by the molding so it looks like it was trimmed prior to being mounted. However it was not trimmed enough and it seems they never bothered putting an outlet cover plate on.
I'd like to get the plate on and was wondering what tool might be best for trimming about another half inch or so off the molding above the outlet and next to it? I wanted to do this without having to take the molding off.


Last edited by jte1130; 01-28-2008 at 11:40 AM.
jte1130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Trimming Molding


About the only tool that can do such is....drum role please:

THE FEIN MULTI-MASTER!!: http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001109.php

A little pricey tho, for the average DIYer.

The only alternative is to:

a.) Remove the molding, cut and re-install.

b.) Leaving the molding on the wall: Use a utility knife to score the cuts. Take a very sharp chisel, and go to town. Unfortunately, you are going to make a mess of the molding and possibly crack the drywall.

The proper method is to remove the molding and make your cuts. Personally, I'd buy a matching section of molding, do the cuts, and install after removing the old one.

Good luck!!


Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 01-28-2008 at 08:21 PM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 08:20 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 74
Default

Trimming Molding


Atlantic is right.. Best way is to remove the molding and make your cuts.. Why dont you just cut the cover plate instead?
RTRCon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Crown Molding in Plaster hoboing Carpentry 8 05-25-2008 07:11 AM
Wainscot molding issues cmdrico7812 Remodeling 2 02-01-2008 12:54 PM
Help with adding a strip of molding over baseboard. Bobrobert Remodeling 15 01-15-2008 10:12 PM
Installing Crown Molding fmolden Carpentry 6 01-08-2008 10:09 AM
Baseboard molding tiled in... Donald Lynskey General DIY Discussions 1 07-07-2007 06:47 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.