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bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

Posted by newtomb1 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 12:05

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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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

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).


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

Flextrim and the like make flexible moulding including shoe moulding. < maybe look at something along those lines.


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

"Flextrim ..."

no prices show, wonder why?


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

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

Works with shoe or quarter round molding.


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

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.


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

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


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

Laminate then shape the corner pieces


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

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


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RE: bullnose corners. shoe molding vs scribing

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


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