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Offline webbienewb

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Stringer / base board capping problem
« on: July 25, 2012, 05:18 PM »
Hello everyone. I'm pretty new here and I have a question.
I'm adding some capping to a stringer with baseboard at the bottom. (Pics 1 and 2)
 I'm not sure how to get a proper angle going from the horizontal part to the angled section. I've found this thread:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/i%27m-stumped-how-do-i-figure-out-this-angle/
and read this article:
http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/09/10/raked-baseboard-returns/
to no avail. I may need to cut the stringer and baseboard down to get everything to meet up.
Please if anyone has any ideas.....much appreciated.

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 05:45 PM »
You cant get the angle  unless you tilt the base board forward which you obviously don't want to do.

You have to carve your own mould ideally!  I got a similar problem on this job I have been working on to day which ill have to get over when I go back next time but instead of it being at the bottom of the stairs mine is at the top of the stairs.



You can cut the string back so the skirting can run down and along (level) a little and then u mitre round  OR go the other way and raise the string.  So coming down the stairs and mitre so its level then you can go round the corner.     What ever you do you gotta get the skirting (baseboard) level before it goes round the corner  unless your willing to make ur own mould to fit.

JMB



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Offline VSM_4

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 06:27 PM »
You could use a taller base on the face of the wall so that the top of the horizontal base cap lines up with the cap on the stringer. (it looks like the base wraps the corner though?)

I think visually, if the tops line up, it will look more coherent. 
Vinny

Offline mastercabman

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 06:31 PM »
What you need is a transition piece.
So basicly you will have 3 pieces to make the corner.
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline Alan m

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 07:14 PM »
i wouldnt mind someone doing a tutorial or video (jmb)  on doing that cut . i can never seem to get it right  without having to bodge a few pieces togheter or go around the area
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Offline johnnyinnb

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 08:34 PM »
The short run on the end of the wall needs to be taller so the trim coming down has a chance to level off first, then it can turn the coner.
Thanks
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 12:14 AM »
The short run on the end of the wall needs to be taller so the trim coming down has a chance to level off first, then it can turn the coner.

Like johnnyinnb says...the pink is raised up to meet the mitered return. Or you could reduce the height of your applied molding so the hypotenuse allowed the return without adding extra height to the baseboard. 

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Offline Holzhacker

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 09:08 AM »
I've run into this plenty of times.
I would raise the bottom piece of trim a 1/4" or so, so that the tops of the cap line up; miter the caps so the ends butt together well; use a file to match up the curves of the profile; sand smooth a bit and done. Always looks good, somethings a little odd in the wider caps but fine.
With that cap it should look fine.
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Offline GreenGA

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 04:52 PM »
That is a beautiful idea.  I too have run into this situation and was never really satisfied with the outcome.

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Stringer / base board capping problem
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 05:23 PM »
you could also mill a small piece that fits the profile...I don't think this looks as good in this case as adding to the base and mitering. I added the original profile to show the difference in height.
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