I just love how this hallway looks with the baseboard moulding!
We ran the baseboard moulding right into the closets, and around. Remember the $5 manifold cover Grace and I built? We painted it white and ran the baseboard right around it. Now we just gotta build a door for it.
With all the baseboard cut and fit, it's time to nail it to the walls. We'll be nailing it into the studs in the walls,
So we cut a board and marked it with the wall stud pattern. That way we don't have to measure out each and every stud or use a stud finder to find each and every stud.
I don't think I'm ever getting my nailer back.
It sure is handy to not have to worry about compressors and greasy hoses, dragging a pneumatic nailer from room to room.
We set the nailer so the nail head is just below the surface of the trim,
So we can fill the holes with wood filler. I always overfill the holes because wood filler shrinks when it dries, and then go back and lightly sand the excess off.
Despite our meticulous efforts to get the trim perfect, there were a few spots that just weren't cutting it (pun not intended)
Nothing a little caulking can't fix!
Now you are the only one that knows about that corner. Don't tell our Mom's on us, okay?
Sometimes walls can be out of square or have a curve to them, or your drywall texture more significant than ours, and you can also finish off the wall to baseboard joint with caulking, but we didn't find it necessary at the Momplex.
Just need a table now!
Well, after we paint all the trim .... and maybe add crown moulding.
Have done baseboard? Did you find it as easy to install as we did? We'd love to hear your side too!