Fitting Square profiled skirting boards

by Brian
(Ireland)

How to scribe square skirting boards

How to scribe square skirting boards

Hello,


I am about to fit some square profiled solid oak skirting with three decorative channels on the front (see picture), my question is what method of joining square skirting boards would be best for the internal corners? I've seen square faced boards butted together previously but they tend to gap later on and I don't see how a traditional scribing method would work on this profile?

Many thanks in advance.

Brian



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Apr 13, 2015
How to scribe square skirting boards with a square fluted channel
by: Gary

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the question.

You would still need to cut internal scribes in the traditional way. That is back cut at 45 degrees. This will highlight the shape to cut out with your coping saw. Most of what needs to be cut can be done by setting your chopsaw square /at 90 degrees then will just need to cut round those profiles.

The board will basically be left with a square cut but teeth protruding out the end that slot in to the grooves of the adjacent board.

After you have cut a couple you may find less wasteage by simply cutting the shape without performing the miter first as it is simply a square cut. If the 'teeth' are too long they can be trimmed back easily too.

Very nice skirting boards though I'm sure they will look great, please feel free to post a pic of the end result once you are finished?

Good luck,

Gary

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