Joining skirting boards

How do you join skirting boards in a corner when the walls aren't at a 45-degree angle?

Asked by Kelly on 8th Oct 2022
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"Hi, this may be a little difficult to understand without diagram or illustration, but here go’s. With one side of the internal corner skirting already been fitted and secured with internal female false mitre. place the other side in position. Then place a small piece of skirting board (a off cut) place agains the skirting that is already fitted. This will give you the angle the fixed board is lying at, draw a pencil line up the loose skirting board, then make the male false mitre. Fix skirting board."
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"External corner or internal corner? If its an internal corner you scribe mitre, if its an external corner you split the angle in half"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
"Hi there you can use a bevel (angle finder)"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Scribe it with a copeing saw. instead of mitering it."
Answered on 10th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"Any decent carpenter will know how to do this. most mitre saw can cut pass 45 -degree."
Answered on 1st Jun 2023 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"A scribe, one board must butt into the wall, the other is scribed/coped over it to match the profile"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"Hi , you need to scribe the skirting into the corner , if you square cut the skirting in to the corner , then the adjoining length , you cut it at 45’ across the width, and then use a jigsaw and cut out along the cut line, if no jigsaw or mitre saw. Cut a small bit of skirting off the length, and place it on a square edge , draw along the profile and cut out with a hand held coping saw
Hope that helps"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"The best way is to do a scribe joint on one board so it butts up nice and tight to the other board in the corner.
Hope this helps."
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"They need scribing in if you google it you will see images"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Skirtings are allways scribed on the internals, not mitred
Norman Styles ( Carpenter/joiner )"
Answered on 10th Oct 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
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