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Baseboard Transitions
« on: January 04, 2017, 10:51 PM »
Hoping to get some ideas or tips on transitioning baseboard in a room passage way.   

The original baseboard that will be meeting up at this passage way is just a plain radius top around 2-1/2" tall.  I will be doing a 4" colonial baseboard. 

The original base just comes up to where I will be installing and does a return end. 

Should I do an outside miter at this corner and cut back to half way on the passage way wall - approximately 4" to center and end the new baseboard?  or should I just do the same that is there and end near the corner with a return end?  what is the correct way or more typical way of doing this? 

Thanks,

Pat

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Baseboard Transitions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 11:29 PM »
Being colonial base if you do a self return you'll end up with a coved area at the top. On the existing ranch base there is a swayed area at the top that moves away from the corner if it is a self return.

Stain of painted?

If painted, I'd lean towards doing a square cut end that aligns with the wall corner. Seeing the job may change my method.

Tom

Re: Baseboard Transitions
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 09:48 AM »
Hoping to get some ideas or tips on transitioning baseboard in a room passage way.   

The original baseboard that will be meeting up at this passage way is just a plain radius top around 2-1/2" tall.  I will be doing a 4" colonial baseboard. 

The original base just comes up to where I will be installing and does a return end. 

Should I do an outside miter at this corner and cut back to half way on the passage way wall - approximately 4" to center and end the new baseboard?  or should I just do the same that is there and end near the corner with a return end?  what is the correct way or more typical way of doing this? 

Thanks,

Pat
Being colonial base if you do a self return you'll end up with a coved area at the top. On the existing ranch base there is a swayed area at the top that moves away from the corner if it is a self return.

Stain of painted?

If painted, I'd lean towards doing a square cut end that aligns with the wall corner. Seeing the job may change my method.

Tom

I agree that with the return on the colonial you end up with an area of the wall exposed basically.  With the square cut then you'd just fill the back cut and the unfinished end?   

My only concern is if you end right at the wall corner there would be an area where the 2 bases don't meet and there would be an open square to that corner?