COMMUNITY FORUM

chiro2u

11:33PM | 03/01/03
Member Since: 02/27/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvtools
i have tried to get my 1 by 1by4 inch wood trim to frame my window neatly and flush and the 45 degree angels never totally fit. there is always a space. i have checked that my miter saw is exactly 45 degrees and i have a new blade. the corner joints are not completely flush. How do you get the corners to fit? frustrated and going nuts!!

wvutm

06:40AM | 03/06/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
11 lifetime posts
It's been a long time since I've worked with this. But, make sure you are using the saw the same way everytime (if using a hand saw). Also, pay attention to how you cut along your marks - remember, you are taking the width of the saw blade out with each cut (that's blade width x2).

Try leaving your mark on the wood rather than taking it out.

Mark Hammond

02:38PM | 03/06/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi chiro,
Have you considered that the window may be out of square and that a 45 degree miter cut may not be correct? Also sometimes you need to twist and move the piece as you nail it in place because of differences such as bows in the side of the window frame. Good luck.....MJH
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon