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Old 04-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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I assume this depends on a persons preference but is there a general measurement-rule concerning how far your corner blocks stick out from your base moulding?

For example i will be installing 1/2" thick base moulding. I believe i like 13/16" thick corner blocks rather than 1.1" or 1-1/16" corner blocks. Thank you

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Corner blocks when doing baseboard moulding
Why?

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Corner blocks when doing baseboard moulding
Why?
to me it looks better & i don't wanna deal with coping (even though it is doable for me)
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If I ever walked in to a room and saw that first thing I would think in DIY.
I could see if ytou wanted to cheat and do the crown like that, but baseboard
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If I ever walked in to a room and saw that first thing I would think in DIY.
I could see if ytou wanted to cheat and do the crown like that, but baseboard
I couldn't understand your first sentence. Although coping is fairly simple, you must be the type of person who looks down on others... don't forget not everyone has the same stress levels. Not to gain sympathy but Hurricane Sandy was very annoying to deal with, so forgive me if I wanna bypass some DIY work & go easy (NY, USA btw). And thank you for not answering my original post
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I say use what you like. Is really a personal choice like paint color or light fixtures.
I will install either one, but will not pick them out for you.
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I've been working on houses for over 40 years, my main job for the past 15 years has been to walk into a house and make sure everything was done right before the customer ever showed up.
You come on here asking for advice, we give it and you get an attitude.
It's your house, do what you want, if it looks good to you then that's the way to go.
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Diycr...I prefer the thinner corner molding.

Joe Captain, you've never heard of high detailed floor molding?
How about plinths ?
This is an example of fine subtle floor molding with plinths.
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another example, same mud room...
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Diycr...I prefer the thinner corner molding.
Two Knots, me too
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yer welcome!
here's a close-up of the molding, this is our daughters
house...I just learned how to post from my iPad ...
so easy...
Btw, her inside corner blocks ( not visible here) in her
other rooms look different, maybe you could an example on the Internet.
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yer welcome!
here's a close-up of the molding, this is our daughters
house...I just learned how to post from my iPad ...
so easy...
Btw, her inside corner blocks ( not visible here) in her
other rooms look different, maybe you could an example on the Internet.
Thanx again Two Knots... your work looks really good... yes i have searched & found example pics online to choose from
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I assume this depends on a persons preference but is there a general measurement-rule concerning how far your corner blocks stick out from your base moulding?

For example i will be installing 1/2" thick base moulding. I believe i like 13/16" thick corner blocks rather than 1.1" or 1-1/16" corner blocks. Thank you
In general, you want to match what reveals there are on existing millwork. If using 1/2" baseboard without any "heavy" profiles...keep the reveals to 1/4" or 5/16"...making your 13/16" acceptable.

Please let me know what you go with in the end. Pictures are always helpful too!

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