My brain is failing me. I am putting down baseboards in a room with an
oblique inside angle - I measure it at 136 degrees. What miter angle do I
cut for the miter? 68 degrees?
Also, is it preferable to cope odd angles as well as 90 angles?
Below is what the inside angle looks like.
in general any miter angle will be half the angle of the "corner" you're
i don't really see any major additional issues on miter vs. coping for
obtuse angles vs. a right angle.
Coping for an obtuse angle will require you back cut the joint like you do
for crown moulding. Also the greater than angle I think the less the
effectiveness of the cope since you won't be digging into the butted joint
as much as you would with a right angle.
Think I'd miter them and call it good.
On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 11:10:11 -0400, "Buck Turgidson"
If you are reading your angle finder correctly then you are right and
half of your angle or 68 degrees would be the cut for each piece.
Just a note, some angle finders have only one scale and this requires
you to subtract the reading from 180 degrees which would in fact give
you a 44 degree angle. In this case, half the measurement would be 22
degrees which seems to match your fine ASCII art<g> a little closer.
BTW, I only cope my 90 degree inside corners.
Here is a software program that will help you with all kinds of molding
excel file attach
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