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09-21-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Framing a wall cubby

Hello all,

My first post here...love the site FYI:

-My wife and I created a cubby space in a wall that divides our living and dining room. I want to frame out the areas with trim that I bought that is 1 and 3/4" wide.

Problem: One of the cubbies only as 1 and 1/2" space on the right side of it to frame in, so I thought that I would just rip 1/4" off with my table saw.

Real problem: How would I miter the corner of the 1 and 3/4" and the 1 and 1/2" sides at the top of the cubby to make it look clean? (ie the 1 and 3/4" is going to be "taller" but I have to imagine there is an angle I can cut that to make it look clean)

Any thoughts?

09-22-2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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Don't miter the corners, butt them together.

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 09-22-2011, 07:42 AM #3 Framing Contractor   Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: NE Ohio Posts: 1,211 Rewards Points: 120 I agree if it is flat stock to butt together. If it is not flat, a 45 degree miter still works. The side piece will get the miter first, and then the wider side would be ripped to size.

 09-22-2011, 07:43 AM #4 Newbie   Join Date: Sep 2011 Posts: 4 Rewards Points: 10 We found a "bed rail" that we liked and I think that butting them together would look a little weird. I think I found a formula to do it: tan(a/b)=angle of a tan(b/a)=angle of b So i found out that my angles would be close to 60 and 40 degrees. I'm gonna mess around with some test peices this weekend
09-22-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by jonnyl95 We found a "bed rail" that we liked and I think that butting them together would look a little weird. I think I found a formula to do it: tan(a/b)=angle of a tan(b/a)=angle of b So i found out that my angles would be close to 60 and 40 degrees. I'm gonna mess around with some test peices this weekend
That wont work
On flat stock it would but on profiles it will not. You will be making them both a 45 angle from the shortest side.

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