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Old 16 August 2008, 03:13   #1
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Default Cutting and fitting skirting boards

Any good tips / suggestions for fitting skirting board?
I will need to cut several pieces at right (45 degree) angles and I only have a trusty saw !

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Old 16 August 2008, 06:55   #2
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Scribe the internal joints and mitre the external ones. Get a mitre block from a diy shop for the external mitres
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Or buy a chop saw from somewhere like B&Q; they're not expensive. Depnds how many cuts you have to make I guess.

Use gripfix (or similar) to fit them; saves messing about drilling, plugging, and screwing them to the walls.
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Or buy a chop saw from somewhere like B&Q; they're not expensive. Depnds how many cuts you have to make I guess.

Use gripfix (or similar) to fit them; saves messing about drilling, plugging, and screwing them to the walls.

bought one from B&Q, laser guide etc. worked a treat.40 odd i think

make sure the boards arn't bowed along the hight, and dont leave them too long at home where its warm. it dries them out and bows them.
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Scribe the internal joints and mitre the external ones. Get a mitre block from a diy shop for the external mitres
if you haven't srcibed joints before, take a look here - YouTube - Easy Baseboard Inside Corner
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I just mitre both joints never had any issues they fit nicely together

mind you the rooms have always been plastered beforehand

im tempted to try this out maplins do the saws cheeper then B&Q at 5 quid

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I used to be a fan of mitreing all the joints, internal and external, however, the internal ones i now scribe, as i do a LOT of work in houses that don;t have square rooms, and mitreing just doesn;t work in out of square corners.....
There are merits for both ways, do whichever suits where you're fitting the skirting.....
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if you haven't srcibed joints before, take a look here - YouTube - Easy Baseboard Inside Corner

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hire a good electric powered mitre or chop saw and make a good job of it so you start and finish in one day and so its to a good standard
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