Edit Related wikiHows. The use of a miter box and miter hand saw will provide excellent, precise cuts with no chipping or tearing of the molding. Use a miter box and hand saw to cut your quarter round. This will tell you to which side of the line to cut.
Hold the trim tight against the floor and baseboard as you fire the nailer. For corners that are very different from 90 degrees, measure the angle with a protractor , and divide this number by 2 to determine the angle of your cuts.
Continue to 6 of 13 below. Begin taking measurements for each length of quarter round molding and record these on the back sides of the selected molding to be cut. Wear gloves and protective eye wear. A base shoe molding, on the other hand, has a slightly different profile, with one flat face larger than the other.
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Don't worry about buying perfectly straight pieces; they can easily be bent into place during installation. Hold the nailer close to horizontal, but angled slightly downward.
Carefully position the trim pieces so the saw just touches the pencil mark. Did this article help you? The pencil marking you made should form the corner of your 45-degree angle.
Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Make small pencil marks to indicate the places where you will need to trim your quarter round.
It is not absolutely necessary to cut a return, but it is a nice little finishing touch that makes your work look more professional since it hides the end grain that would be exposed if you cut the trim off straight on the end. Place your thumbnail exactly on the line and draw the handsaw toward you to begin the initial cut.
Place your quarter round into a miter box and secure it with the pins provided. Remember to wear gloves and protective eye wear. Place a length of quarter round up against your wall. Carefully, and slowly, begin cutting until a deep groove is established, and then finish the cut quickly.