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04-16-2021 11:14 AM

I am novice and am putting up some board and batten trim in our bathroom. I am installing a 1×2 top rail and am having an issue on a gap in the corner that falls about an inch from the door casing. In our dinning room there is a cut on the corner i think would work. On the 1×2 laying flat it’s a straight edge for 1/4 of an inch and then it transitions to 45 degree cut. I tried a straight 45 cut but leaves too much of gap between the casing and trim.

Any help would be appreciated


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#1 posted 04-16-2021 12:59 PM

A pic or drawing might help us

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#2 posted 04-16-2021 01:17 PM

Cope it.

Leave the end of the short piece square and miter the end of the mating piece. Using a coping saw follow the profile of the miter undercutting slightly.

As you put this piece in against the square cut short piece it should appear mitered even though it isn’t.


A “coped” joint appears to be mitered even though it’s not.

Is old trick.

Practice on scrap first.

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#3 posted 04-16-2021 03:04 PM

do a straight rip and apply flat between casing and corner then kill all trim into it

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#4 posted 04-16-2021 04:15 PM



A pic or drawing might help us

- Meisterburger

Yeah take a pic, its unclear what you are trying to do.

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#5 posted 04-16-2021 04:32 PM

or is it a jack miter you need?

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#6 posted 04-16-2021 04:56 PM



or is it a jack miter you need?

- 1thumb


That’s what I was thinking, though from the explanation, I couldn’t understand the situation.

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