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.