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Baseboards edges

Posted by macvirtualasst (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 11, 12 at 15:10

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?


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RE: Baseboards edges

The corners will stay looking better with a coped joint.

RE: Baseboards edges

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.

RE: Baseboards edges

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!

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