I had a contractor drywall my basement. I had him put in rounded
corners. I'd guess the diameter is about hal an inch, maybe a little
Now, I'm putting in the trim, i.e. moulding, along the floor. Seems I
just can't get the measurements right. Are there some tricks I should
I figured out that 22.5 degrees is the angle. I just can't seem to get
good fits on the three pieces needed to do a corner.....
So far it looks like I'll be buying some caulk to hide my sloppy
On 31 Jan 2004 15:19:55 -0800, email@example.com (Never Enough
When I've trimmed to radiused plaster I've made up blocks a bit
thicker than the base, with the radius on the back and a small chamfer
on the front. They were also a bit higher than the base.
This looked pretty good.
Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker (ret)
Real Email is: tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet
Last year I finished a friends basement for him. Walls, Sheetrock,
Bathroom, closets, secret room with sliding bookcase for a door and all
the trim moulding.
22.5 is the right angle. 18 guage brad nails and glue puts everything
up. He hired someone to do the bullnose corner beads and do the
mudding, taping and textureing.
Things I learned.
1) Watch out for metal bullnose. When using the air gun if you gun
isn't aimed straight at the corner the brad sometimes deflects off the
corner instead of going through. This causes it to curve out. If you
fingers get too close the brad will go all the way through and stick out
the top. Luckily it missed the nail and just tacked the finger in
2) Since all the corners are the same cut your self a lot of 1 inch long
pieces cut at 22.5 at each end for the corners. It may be a little more
or less than one inch. But it will be the same for every piece.
3) Watch out for moulding profiles. Sometime sticks of moulding have
slightly different profiles. Sometimes it is because of batches. I
have also seen the Borg put slightly different profiles in the wrong
4) You get better as you go along. Always start in the least visible
corners first. Do the closets and bathrooms before you dop the
5) Don't be afraid to throw a piece away. Moulding is cheep. You are
going to have to live with it for years.
6) It never fits perfectly. You will need caulk.
7) Take the time to buid a really LONG miter saw stand.
8) Now is the time to invers in a really good 80 tooth blade.
Go to home depot and see if they have rounded corners that match your
moulding. I put in standard moulding in my recently finished basement
(that had all rounded corners). HD did have the rounded corner
moulding and it looks great.
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