Skirting board over step

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by AndrewMole123, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    It might help to explain the part of the building you have this transition in height. ie what you are coming from and going into etc.

    A lot of finishes in buildings result in skirtings and cornicings being terminated in a self return, in order to get around problems like yours. A self return can sometimes be easier to accept and live with rather than an obvious attempt to do something like that which you are considering.

    So its a choice on creating something obvious or something more discrete.
     
  2. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    Probably enough said already, but in general the skirting will follow on from the wall string depth, which goes beyond the nosing line. Not by much between an inch and two in most cases. Most Victorian houses simply laid out straight skirtings and did the easing with kerfed staff beadings. Most of which were curved easings.

    So what i think would look 'odd' is having the skirting clear the step by its full depth, which you simply don't see going on in general. Which I think is what you are instinctively pondering about. If you have already done your main skirting runs, then you might find that you are cutting into the moulded top to keep within the conventions.
     
  3. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    No I didn't. The original was not the correct angle, the edited was.

    Do I need to draw you another picture?

    And do you take angles by hand, off the 90º cut? No.

    Does your mitre saw have a setting for a 90º cut? No.

    Or is the 90 a nought? Yes.

    So the mitre saw is wrong(as they all are).

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
  4. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    i accept full responsibility and all the blame :rolleyes::rolleyes:
    now please lets all move on and give useful advise ;)
     
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  5. 'Advice'... :p

    Sigh - off topic again :)
     
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I wonder what Handy's hangover was like this morning. :confused::confused:
     
  7. malkie129

    malkie129 Screwfix Select

    Dunno chippie, but I wouldn't try to work out geometry after a good session. :D
     
  8. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Handy is good fun when he's on a roll, he will never admit to being wrong.
     
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  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    It's 0 degrees to the saw blade in its central position.
     
  10. malkie129

    malkie129 Screwfix Select

    :D
     
  11. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select


    Yes it is. But it's not 0 degrees to the skirting.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
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  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Go to bed Handy, you been overserved again.
     
  13. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    'overserved' ?
     
  14. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Too much beer.
     
  15. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Teetotal, me!
     
  16. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    You must smoke a lot of **** then to talk as **** as you do :)
     
  17. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select


    I think you'll find that I am absolutely correct again!

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Nope, talking b0ll0x as usual
     
  19. Ghost-1

    Ghost-1 Active Member

    Handy Andy strikes again
     
  20. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    So which of these have I got wrong?

    "And do you take angles by hand, off the 90º cut? No.

    Does your mitre saw have a setting for a 90º cut? No.

    Or is the 90 a nought? Yes."


    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     

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