Level of Difficulty: Intermediate Do-It-Yourselfer – Moderate
Completion Time: Week-end Project
Installing baseboard trim will frame your interior walls. Not only do baseboards add an essential finishing touch, by covering the joints between the walls and the floor they bring continuity to the flooring.
All it takes to install perfect baseboards, even on crooked walls, is a few household tools and the right style of baseboard trim for your home.
In this project, we propose that you install your baseboards with coped joints instead of mitre joints for the inside corners. The pieces will have a better fit as they expand and contract, so no gaps will develop.
- Mitre saw, or Mitre box with saw
- Mitre saw cutting supports, or Saw horses
- Caulking gun
- Tape measure
- Hammer or Power nailing gun
- Stud finder
- Coping saw
- Round file
- Wood glue
- Wall panel adhesive
- Paintable caulking
- Finishing nails or Power brad Nailer