Finishing the edges of a cubby-hole in bulkhead


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Old 04-02-16, 08:58 AM
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Finishing the edges of a cubby-hole in bulkhead

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I made a cubby-hole 8"x16" in the bulkhead of a room i'm finishing in my basement.

Can anyone please help me figure out what to use to finish the edges? I'd like some sort of a trim that wraps around into the inside of the box then i'd likely paint it all when I paint the room. As you can see, I don't have a ton of room to work with, so the trim can't be too wide.

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Old 04-02-16, 09:09 AM
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Ideally the plywood would have come out flush with the drywall and all you would need would be casing or some other trim to dress it off. You'll need to install lattice or other thin molding to bring the box flush with the drywall and then trim the outside with casing [or whatever]
 
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Old 04-02-16, 10:11 AM
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You can use corner molding. The miters are harder to cut than flat pieces, you can get help here if needed.

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The corner moulding referred to above comes in 2 main sizes... 3/4 and 1". Get the larger one.
 
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Old 04-02-16, 11:43 AM
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The corner moulding sounds like a plan to me, thank you all!
 
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Since you are going to paint it, how about metal trim. A 1x2" 90 trim piece could be caulked in place and then the outer surface covered with a trim of your choice. Zero loss of opening space.

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Not a bad idea about the metal trim, I've got some thinking to do. Thanks again!
 
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Old 04-03-16, 04:52 PM
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Or if it's easier, use a flat trim, like a door stop. Trim the inside perimeter with it first, to cover your drywall edge completely then trim the face next, just overlap the face trim halfway on top of the other one so you can caulk the joint where they meet. Corner moulding is 4 pc... and very thin... this would be 8 pc.
 
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Old 04-06-16, 10:57 AM
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That may be easier, especially since I have no experience cutting the angles necessary to fit the pieces together at the corners. Come to think of it, maybe a just a flat piece with a slight angle to it to cover the inside is all I need. Thanks!
 
 

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