bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

newtomb1April 17, 2013

We had new oak floors and white baseboards installed for our remodel. there are gaps between the floor and the baseboards, some areas are 1/8 inch. we had decided to install shoe molding to cover them but our contractor claims that shoe molding can't be installed on bullnose corners. Is that correct? It seems like it would look odd to not have shoe molding around the corners.
Other option would be to scribe the baseboards but the contractor says they may look wavy afterwards. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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brickeyee

You could always try stem bending the shoe molding.

It is not large and might be able to bend tight enough depending on the diameter you need.

I am sort of surprised no one makes something for this.

You could always do a multi-piece mitered joints.

Like a pair of 45 degrees, or a smaller angle and more piece if you want it smother (like three 30 degree pieces for a 90 degree corner).

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 1:58PM
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millworkman

Flextrim and the like make flexible moulding including shoe moulding.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 3:17PM
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brickeyee

"Flextrim ..."

no prices show, wonder why?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 1:26PM
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HandyMac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwoblSEe7VE

Works with shoe or quarter round molding.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 5:54PM
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millworkman

brickeye, they sell thru dealers. There are others out there who sell retail on line I just do not know of them at the moment as I do not work with this type pf product currently and only used them as an example.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 9:12AM
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sombreuil_mongrel

If you had some tools (router, bits, bandsaw) you could easily make small radiused corner sections with the profile of base shoe.
Casey

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 12:11PM
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zagut

Laminate then shape the corner pieces

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 12:36PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

If you're turning a 90* corner, and it's basically not safety-critical (like a handrail or something) I would not see the need to laminate it, solid would be fine if you orient the gain properly.
You could fashion one as a pattern, make a mold and cast as many as you needed in resin (think bondo or minwax wood filler)
Casey

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:59AM
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calm1

You said you had white baseboards installed. If they installed bullnose corner base why can't they do the bullnose shoe?
Ed
thespeedofwood.com

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:31AM
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