Alright, so this is Carpentry 101, but I'm gonna ask it anyhow.
Question concerns taking measurements where there is an inside corner:
how do you do it accurately? F'rinstance, say you're sheeting the inside
of a closet and are measuring the wall height from floor to ceiling. You
put the bottom of your tape against the floor, climb up on your
stepstool or whatever, then wrap your tape around the top corner of the
wall. What then?
I mean, it's really hard to know just what exactly the actual height is.
like 93 5/8--no, make that 11/16--maybe 3/4--WTF?
It almost makes me want to build myself a little "story pole", two long
sticks grooved together with a little clamp to take exact inside
measurements. (I think a sliding dovetail would work nicely here.)
How do you handle this? How did carpenters do this in the olden days?
What tricks do you use? How many times do you just cut a piece oversize,
then trim to fit?
The phrase "jump the shark" itself jumped the shark about a decade ago.
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