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Hello

I have a compound mitre saw and I want to cut a 45 angle ( I know how to cut a 45 bevel ) but I'm not sure what the measurement should be!!! Let me lay it out for you..

I want to put an outside trim on my workbench and width is 78" wgat should my measurement be to make sure the pieces meet up on the corner ??

Please help!!!!!
 

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Add twice the width (or thickness depending on how it's being applied) of your trim.. if it's 1/2", then you would cut 79" (inside would measure 78"). 1" trim, add 2", and so on. Although I usually cut a bit long and then sneak up on it a little bit at a time until it's just right :)

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Brad
 

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If you have a miter on each end like this
45….........45
The long side is double the width of the trim….
Example: the trim is 2" wide, the short side is 78" and the long side measurement is 82"
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Edit : MrUnix beat me to a good example
 

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To your credit Ed, once you start on a project there is no "dawdle" in your vocabulary. I suspect that by the time you receive any advice, your long past the need for it. MrUnix has good advice, start on the long runs in the front and close on the short runs in the back (sneak up on the closing lengths).
 

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The short end of the cut should measure 78". That s all there is to it. The long end of the cut varies by the thickness of the trim.

- Earlextech
He's correct. How else could you do it? "Short End" (of the 45 Degree Mitre Cut) is the Outside Length of your Workbench, (78") and the "Short End" Cut is the Outside Width of your Workbench.

I'll assume you meant the "Length" of your Bench is 78", not the width. If I'm wrong …. That's one big Mother of a Workbench ...LOL…

The Workbench below is the one you're speaking of. Yes?
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Table Rectangle Wood Outdoor table Hardwood


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I basically work my way around the table.
I cut the 45 on one edge first,
Then I clamp it in place with the 45'd corner lined up with the corner of the table,
I then make a pencil mark for the cut at the opposite end. Cut to the line and attach that pc.
then do the same for the 2nd and 3rd pc except I don't attach the 3rd pc yet.
I go to the last pc that needs to be cut, line up with 45 cut end with the end of the 1st pc that was put on, mark it at the corner of the table and cut.
Then go back and attach the 3rd pc, then the last.

Never have to measure anything.
This method allows you to test the 45 cut and make any adjustments to the corner before you mark and cut the next corner.

Otherwise as stated, you just add the thickness of your wood to the length of the table.

Example for going around all 4 sides of a table.: 36" x 78" table, (using 7/8" thick wood)
36 + 7/8 + 7/8 this would be the overall length for the 2 short ends
78 + 7/8 + 7/8 this would be the overall length for the long ends
 

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Yep, slap it up alongside where it's going and mark it, work your way around the table unless you've got one of those wood stretcher thingys to make the board longer when you cut it a 1/4" short
 

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always make/purchase more crown then you think you need : )

Im not sure why anyone would put crown around the perimeter of a work bench top ?
 

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always make/purchase more crown then you think you need : )

Im not sure why anyone would put crown around the perimeter of a work bench top ?

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He didn't use Crown Mold. The top is 1/2" OSB covered with 3/4" MDF. Personally I would have left it at that and rounded the corner 2×4's off a bit. Done.

What he did use looks like 1"x6" Pine which is what he wanted the 45 Degree advise for.

I would have also put the 1"x6" Apron on first and extended the 2 piece top over top of it.

Oh well. As long as Ed is happy with it, that's the important part.
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I thought you were calling me a moron.. My bad….if you read my post it was not crown moulding.. I agree It would look terrible…

I used 1×6 to finish the bench had some lying around and decided to use it…. moron I didn't realize tget was your username…

I tagged it as inappropriate …. VERRY SORRY
 
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