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September 11, 2014

Install Baseboard Corners Perfectly (Written Guide).  It is helpful to see this skill to understand it, so before beginning the job, watch the video “How to Install Baseboard Corners With Tight Corners”.

You will need a coping saw to perform this task.  You can purchase one for about $10 from, (Stanley Coping Saw)or from any home improvement store.

To begin, prep your baseboard in one of two ways:

a.  Cut the end at a 45 degree angle, using a miter saw.

b.  If you don’t have a miter saw, you can trace the profile of one baseboard along the top of the other baseboard, using a very sharp pencil, to create your outline.  (To see how this is done, watch the video)

Clamp your baseboard securely to a work surface.

Next, with your coping saw held at a slight tilt forward, make a cut-out along the profile of the baseboard.  The forward tilt will enable you to “back-cut” the baseboard.  It might be helpful to make an outline first with a pencil, so that you can follow the line.

To install your baseboards, put the first one (that you didn’t cut) flush up against the corner.  Next, install the baseboard that you cut with the coping saw right up against the other baseboard.  It should fit nearly perfectly!

And that is all it takes.

by See Jane Drill, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved