Stair stringer skirting transition

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  1. W7r

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    Hello all - first-time poster to this forum looking for a bit of help.

    I'm looking for some advice re stairs/skirting. Currently finishing off a refurb, at the last knockings and have come up against this - please see pics.

    To add further to the problem, as you can see that corner is a radius.

    Now I'm perfectly happy to pay for a pro to do it but finding someone for a smallish job like that may prove tricky.

    Any suggestions? TIA!

    cheers, C
     

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    Trim back both and make-up a small box section to go round the corner, ideally with a chambered edge
     
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    Thanks for the reply. So I've knocked this up out of a couple of bits of easi-edge - it's not fitted but it looks kind of clumsy but given I need to give an edge to the skirting side not sure how to make it appear any less clumsy.

    Where do you suggest chamfers - along the top?

    First world problems eh?

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    Jobandknock did say a small block? Looks rather large?
    What was wrong with 20mm X 20mm or similar?
     
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    @lynchnigel - thanks for your reply.

    Problem is the skirting thickness is 22mm so figured would need to leave a few mm to get a clean edge on the skirting / block face.
     
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    So how big is the block? 23mm X 23mm ?
     
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    The front vertical edge is the one which needs to be either chamfered or radiused. The radius needs to follow the line of the wall. Best way to radius is a hand plane, block plane or spokeshave followed by sanding to smooth the edge. Can also be roughed out on a mitre saw (with extreme care - attach the block to an extension piece so that your hands are some distance away from the blade and secure with hot melt glue not screws)

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    Sorry for the poor quality "artwork", but I'm on the train going home from work!
     
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    it's 45x45 - I couldn't figure a way of reducing the size given the radius corner, thickness of skirting and the symmetry.

    I think I've improved it a bit by chamfering the top and the corner - the wife likes it and that's the acid test ;)

    I'll post a pic once it's fitted.

    thanks, C
     
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    Normally you put corner blocks in so that they are something like 2 to 5mm "thicker" than the skirtings. That way you achieve a visual "quirk"
     
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    Normally you put corner blocks in so that they are something like 2 to 5mm "thicker" than the skirtings. That way you achieve a visual "quirk"[/QUOTE]

    I know that's what you normally do, I'm looking and to me it looks like 70mm that's why I'm asking :)
     
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    My comment was directed more at the OP
     
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    My apologies, I will second that
     
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