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Cutting skirting board at awkward angle?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Adam1991, 8 Feb 2020.

  1. Adam1991

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    Hi all,

    I’m really struggling with this, how would you go about scribing this piece of skirting to the floor and cutting the angle to line up with the joining skirting.

    as you can see in the photos i’ve got quite a gap...struggling to avoid this
     

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  3. foxhole

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    Skirting should be installed level .
     
  4. Adam1991

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    the 2 floors are at different levels by about 18mm so i can’t install it level.

    and because of this it means the cut on the joint isn’t a 45 degree cut
     
  5. JobAndKnock

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    Messy! A sloping skirting above a level section of floor looks dreadful. So I must agree with Foxhole, the skirting should be level, however, I'd continue the skirting past the new flooring, then return the skirting towards the floor, meeting another short piece of skirting on the old floor. It will look like a step in the skirting.
     
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    It appears to be a doorway? which would normally have vertical timber to stop against.
    Pre-planning I would have used 18mm higher skirting to allow the skirting to meet level or used a short vertical timber to run up to.
     
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    Cheers buddy, so are you suggesting something along the lines of this....
     

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    If it is a doorway, then you would have a door stop which the skirting could meet and terminate at.

    If it is not a doorway (which I suspect is the case) then continue the skirting around the corner level, shaving off the excess at the bottom where it meets the higher floor. Taller skirting would have worked better as already suggested.

    You wouldn't use a 90 degree direction change as in your picture as the direction of the new skirting would be going into the floor. You generally use that for stairs and steps. It might work if you did it both ends of the skirting (to accommodate the change in height) but would look a bit odd.
     
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    Yes, spot on. Sorry that I couldn't give you an example but I'm posting via my phone and I'm still getting to grips with this beastie!
     
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