07:46AM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/20/03
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i need to cope an inside joint, but it's not a standard 90 degree angle (it's larger, part of a bay window if that helps) - is my process the same as if i were coping a standard joint?

i'm guessing i need to make an angled cut on my first piece of moudling, so that the end is flush to the wall - not sure about the 2nd piece of moulding that gets coped...

any help is appreciated!



02:50PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
You need to bisect the angle, miter the trim & cope that... a 90 is mitered @ 45 & coped, if you have a typical 45 bay then 22.5 miter & cope.


03:15PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/20/03
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thanks - will give it a try (test pieces of trim first, of course!)...

yeah, should be 45 degrees - but old house (1880) equals not quite accurate angles!

Mark Hammond

03:22PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Danspeca,
Are you talking about mitering or a real coped joint. On a coped joint if it is done properly there is a lot of movement allowed because the two boards touch along a single line. There should be no "meat" at the junction to open the joint.....MJH


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