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Old 07-11-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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How do you create an 'End Cut' for quarter round?


I've never installed quarter round before, but have borrowed a mitre saw and am getting the hang of it. I understand how to make the basic cuts. But there are several places where you can't make a cut and fit sections together because the area is too small or it's the end of a run or something. I didn't like the look of leaving a straight 90 degree end, or a straight 45 degrees from top to bottom. So then I found out you're supposed to create an 'end cut', but I don't know how to do that. Instructions on the net aren't helping, I don't understand them and/or the pictures are unclear. In an old book I have, they are saying I'm supposed to sand a rounded edge by hand. I could do that, but it would take a long time and might not turn out well.

So if somebody can explain how exactly to make these 'end cuts' I would appreciate it.

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Above are supposed to be illustrated examples of an end-of-run section of quarter round. 1 is ugly, 2 doesn't look right, 3 is totally wrong. 4 is the closest to what you're supposed to do, only it should not curve back at the bottom. I want a quarter-circle.


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Typically, for speed you would cut a 22.5 deg angle to end a run if it comes to a casing for example. Some situations call for a cut which defines the corner better..like the edge of a stair. You are basically making a 45 deg angle on the main run and capping with a smaller portion with the opposite 45..much like you would do if you were going around a corner.

I do the same with baseboard.classy finish. The piece you have to install will be VERY small so you have to glue it, but the result is much more appealing.

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Typically, for speed you would cut a 22.5 deg angle to end a run if it comes to a casing for example. Some situations call for a cut which defines the corner better..like the edge of a stair. You are basically making a 45 deg angle on the main run and capping with a smaller portion with the opposite 45..much like you would do if you were going around a corner.

I do the same with baseboard.classy finish. The piece you have to install will be VERY small so you have to glue it, but the result is much more appealing.
I read your instructions but it still took me a while to figure out what you were saying and learn how to do it. The reply from the bot was surprisingly helpful as well; it led me to a helpful video. Now I'm finished; I made something like 20 round edges. I cut 45 degrees and glued a small 45 degree cap perpendicularly onto those cuts so it gets rounded. I think they look ok. They look better than if I had just left them at 45 degrees or straight. I wasn't even going to install quarter round because I've only ever seen hack jobs before and I thought that's normal. I didn't want my house to look like that.
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