How to Cut and Install Baseboards at Rounded Corners

How to Cut and Install Baseboards at Rounded Corners.
Baseboards really make a room when they're done right. You may find a problem with rounded corner areas, but you need to match existing examples of the baseboards. Learn how to install rounded corner baseboards like a pro.

Step 1

Measure the area where you need to add new baseboards. Remove the old baseboard material you are replacing.

Step 2

Select baseboard trim material to match the originals. Mark where the cuts need to go and use a table saw to slice into them in the right place.

Step 3

Lay the baseboard material to within an inch of the rounded corner. Take a piece of baseboard material and cut it to measure 2 inches in length at 22 1/2-degree angles on both ends. You should be able to butt them up against the straight piece, if cut at the same angle.

Step 4

Place the smaller piece so that they angle around the curved corner perfectly. While your baseboard is only a close cousin to being rounded, it will create the illusion of the round edge you are after.

Step 5

Attach the baseboard firmly with finish nails. Add a small amount of caulking to fill any gaps left where the pieces meet. Paint the replacement materials to match the original baseboards.

Things You Will Need

  • Baseboard trim
  • Table saw
  • Pencil
  • Finish nails
  • Hammer

Tips

  • The rounded corner term is "Bullnose."
  • You can buy pre-formed wooden bullnose corner blocks at Trim Tex.

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