Baseboards edges

macvirtualasstApril 11, 2012

Hello All,

Just curious if a coped joint is necessary when doing baseboard, to join the two corners, or can we just do a miter cut? PS Should we have our doors and door casings installed first?

Thanks!

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brickeyee

The corners will stay looking better with a coped joint.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 3:28PM
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dseng

Inside corners for baseboard are often coped because many times the corner isn't a perfect 90 degrees - making it more difficult to get a nice mitered joint. The other advantage of a coped joint over a mitered joint is that with seasonal humidity fluctuations (and over time) any joint can open up a bit, even a coped joint, but the coped joint will hide this from one angle.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 3:32PM
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macvirtualasst

Thank you so much brickeyee and dseng. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Your answers were very helpful to me and I appreciate your input!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 3:25PM
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