A fter a one hour long baseboard extravaganza at THE HOME DEPOT
with my husband and cousin close at hand to help out, we finally devised
a plan to use a larger baseboard at the bottom and a half round above it.
I wanted the baseboards to have a total height of eight inches, without the $$$$ of an eight inch baseboard.
See below 5 1/2” primed pine
baseboard . . .
1 1/2” inch round when paired up with the 5 1/2” inch plus the inch between will appear as a whopping eight inches of baseboards.
Half round to be mounted on the wall leaving one inch between both baseboards.
primed pine baseboards
Robert will use one of many tools. This is called a SPEED SQUARE ???? When I am anxious with excitement, this tool doesn’t seem very speedy!! Wonder why It’s called a speed square???
This is a wonderful compound miter saw. There are so many things you can do with it!
2 inch finish nails
Before baseboards . . .
Titus is always close by to lend a helping muzzle . . . . love that face!
Carefully find and mark all the studs!
“There so many other things I’d rather be doing … cycling, surfing . ..cycling . . .surfing…..cycling, surfing”
Countersink each nail . . .
“Are we done yet ???”
We did it! The bottom baseboard is finished and mounted in place.
Honey, please pass the caulking! :-)
Mark one inch above existing baseboard to use as guide for half round.
Next the baseboards and the exposed wall between will be painted darker than the wall color. So they appear as one large baseboard. You can also use this idea with white paint or any color you choose.
I hope you can use these tips to make your house a home.
We will post on the finished baseboards, tune in!
For design inquiries, write to Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org