Learn the Basics About Baseboard Joints
Here's a quick primer on the different types of joints that can be created when installing baseboards.
- Butt joint: A simple 90-degree joint best used when the new baseboard will die directly into a door casing.
- Miter joint: Outside corner
- Coped joint: Inside corner joint. One piece will go directly into the corner as a butt joint (flush against wall). The intersecting piece will be cut at a 45-degree angle. The profile along the cut will be coped with a coping saw to allow the piece to fit snugly against the butt joint and form a nice inside corner.
- Scarf joint: A joint in the center of the wall where the two pieces meet. Cut to 45-degrees.
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Learn the Basics About Home Insulation
Insulation is critical to managing your utility bills and keeping you and your family comfortable.
What You Should Know About Installing Insulation
Save on utility bills by learning the basics of insulation installation.
Learn how insulation works and why it's so important for your home with our expert overview.
It's time to find out about the many kinds of siding materials that can be used to cover a home, from brick and wood to cultured stone.
Skylight Installation Tips
Is your kitchen or bath dark and dreary? A skylight will not only brighten up the room, but also add an architectural element that is sure to impress.
10 Tips for Maintaining a Wood-Burning Fireplace
There can be many advantages to using a wood burning fireplace. Among other things, it can save money on heating costs and supplement your main source of heat.
Sandpaper Storage Tips
Almost every project uses some sort of sandpaper or sanding device. Check out these tips for storing and organizing sandpaper.
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