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Fitting skirting and architrave

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Keitai, 8 Jul 2021.

  1. JobAndKnock

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    Mark where the outside edge of the architrave should be, score a line with a Stanley knife and scrape down to be level with the door casing using an old widish chisel

    You can butt up to the hinge, but the problem is that your architrave set back should really be the same as it is on other doors, or it looks odd - as do unequal set-backs.

    The professional approach is to do a scribed rip cut up the outside of the architrave, adjusting with s block plane or spokeshave as required
     
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    Did one leg of architrave and top and used the mitre glue stuff . The left side of door is too narrow for arc so will try some beading tomorrow. Got a problem that the architrave goes into wall at bottom and skirting is thicker. Only solution I think is to plane the end of skirting so they meet. Under radiator is too low to put skirting and it wont fit behind so thought I'd cut the top off a piece so it's not as high. Cut with circular saw 20210722_154524.jpg 20210722_123038.jpg View attachment 239788 20210722_172332.jpg 20210722_172322.jpg
     
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    Did one leg of architrave and top and used the mitre glue stuff . The left side of door is too narrow for arc so will try some beading tomorrow. Got a problem that the architrave goes into wall at bottom and skirting is thicker. Only solution I think is to plane the end of skirting so they meet. Under radiator is too low to put skirting and it wont fit behind so thought I'd cut the top off a piece so it's not as high. Cut with circular saw View attachment 239786 View attachment 239787 View attachment 239789 View attachment 239790
     
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    The other way is to rip some strips of thinnish (say 6mm or 8mm) MDF and fix them to the door casing at, say a 5mm set back, then apply the archis at a 10mm set back from the edge of the casing. Looks a lot more professional when well done

    Your scribes look to be getting better (y)
     
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    Gonna fit skirting into these two angles. I will use a bevel for angle then cut on chop saw to that angle. Is cutting skirting like this acceptable? 20210723_075836.jpg 20210723_075749.jpg
     
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    This thread will be longer than a Carpentry Apprenticeship!

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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    Sheesh, Andy, mine was four years!!!
     
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    Basically pretty good. Internal mitres are good enough especially when I caulk them but where skirting meets architrave or near door I've tried to sand it to feather it in because I couldn't think what else to do and I've got an external mitre on a small bit with a cable getting in the way. The skirting it mitres too isn't vertical and theres nothing in the wall at the bottom of skirting to bang a pin into so the join is a mess 20210723_194538.jpg 20210723_194605.jpg 20210723_194504.jpg 20210723_194232.jpg
     

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    This might come in handy.
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    Jesus wept!...........................Again!!

    For the sake of pretending you are a tradesman, just give it up! You are just conning people out of their hard earned money.

    Andy
     
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    Hopefully caulk will save the day lol. Out of interest I was told to caulk after painting. Will caulk stick to these pre primed mdf skirting and architraves before painting?

    I'm thinking of taking a couple of the skirting off which which jut out at bottom to see if there's any broken plaster jamming it and scraping off old gripfill putting on new stuff
     
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    By the state of your work, you should be ordering a bag of sand and cement!

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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    Don't hold back, Andy, will you?
     
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    You know that I am right though JK.

    As I have said before, I feel sorry for the customer. If he was doing this to his own property, then fare enough but this bloke is charging for 'your' knowledge.

    This is why Watchdog started.

    Andy
     
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