Get tips for cutting quarter round molding like a pro with this tutorial. You’ll learn how to make clean, precise cuts with a miter saw.
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Quarter round is used to finish the edge of flooring where it meets the baseboard.
If you’re installing quarter round for the first time, or replacing quarter round that’s in bad shape, you might be wondering how to cut quarter round like a pro. The good news is, it’s not difficult. With a few simple tips, you can cut quarter round like a pro in no time.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Quarter round comes in various thicknesses, so make sure you get the right size for your project.
2. Use a miter saw to make clean, precise cuts. If you don’t have a miter saw, you can use a hand saw or a power drill with a saw attachment.
3. When cutting quarter round, always cut the molding “long point down.” This will help prevent the molding from chipping or breaking.
4. When cutting quarter round against a wall, use a scrap piece of wood to protect the wall from scratches or nicks.
5. When cutting quarter round that will be installed around corners, use a 45-degree angle cut. This will help the molding fit snugly against the wall and baseboard.
With these tips in mind, cutting quarter round like a pro is easy!
The first step is to use a miter saw to cut the quarter round at a 45 degree angle.
One of the most important steps in a successful trim installation is to make sure the miters (outside corner cuts) are tight. If the miters are loose, it will be very difficult to cover up the gaps with caulk. In this article, we’ll show you how to cut quarter round like a pro.
The first step is to use a miter saw to cut the quarter round at a 45 degree angle. The key is to make sure the blade is perfectly square to the fence. If it’s not, your cuts will be off and your miters will be loose.
Next, you need to cut the other end of the quarter round at a 45 degree angle so it fits tightly against the wall. Again, the key is to make sure the blade is perfectly square to the fence.
Once you have both ends cut, you can install the quarter round by nailing it into place with finish nails. Start at one end and work your way down, making sure each nail is driven into a stud for maximum holding power. Use small dabs of wood glue for added strength if needed.
Once all the nails are in place, fill all the nail holes with wood putty then Sand smooth and paint or stain as desired.
Next, use a coping saw to cut along the contour of the baseboard.
A coping saw is a type of hand saw that has a very thin blade, making it ideal for cutting curves. If you’re not confident in your ability to use a coping saw, you can also use a jigsaw.
Once you’ve cut along the contour of the baseboard, use a sanding block to smooth out any rough edges.
Finally, use a hammer and chisel to remove the waste material.
Start by using a miter saw to cut the quarter round at a 45 degree angle. Next, use a coping saw to remove the waste material. Finally, use a hammer and chisel to remove the remaining waste material.