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    Post Tonight's Top Tip - installing baseboard

    Do the longest pieces first. Then when you screw up you can use the remains for the smaller pieces and when you screw them up you can use those remains for bookmarks and kindling.

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    Re: Tonight's Top Tip - installing baseboard

    I cut it three time and it is still to short!!

    (I recall your advice from my model airplane building days - thanks for the reminder!)
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    Re: Tonight's Top Tip - installing baseboard

    Measure with a micrometer, cut with an axe, & hammer to fit?
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    Re: Tonight's Top Tip - installing baseboard

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    Measure with a micrometer, cut with an axe, & hammer to fit?
    Works for me.
    “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Re: Tonight's Top Tip - installing baseboard

    Been gradually replacing it through the house, never liked that 1960s tiny painted style, I prefer a natural wood look. Have all but a couple bedrooms done. One thing I've learned is that corners that look square rarely are requiring "adjustments" to miters to get a reasonable fit. And I now cope the inside corners rather than miter as it helps keep a tighter joint as the wood expands/contracts.

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    Re: Tonight's Top Tip - installing baseboard

    This remnds me - I had a bunch of baseboard I stil need to install from after I installed oak flooring throughout the house. Started on the baseboards, but got distracted with other things and never got back to finish it.
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