How to Cut Baseboard Molding

What You'll Need
Baseboard molding
Measuring tape
Electric miter saw
Working gloves

A baseboard molding is a decorative wood trim that runs along the bottom of interior walls and fill in the junction between the wall and the floor. They come in different styles and designs to suit the overall setting of your room.

Cutting baseboard molding is relatively easy. To cut your baseboard molding, here is what you need to do.

Step 1 – Take the Right Measurements

Measure the length of the wall where you want to install the baseboard molding. After measuring the area where you intend to install the molding, find a baseboard that is long enough to fill in the area. If you cannot find a long baseboard, use two or more pieces of baseboards.

Step 2 – Create a Joint between Baseboards

When using two or more baseboards to fill the length of your wall, create a joint to connect the baseboards together. To do this, cut the baseboard molding in a 45 degree angle where the pieces meet. Make sure that the ends of the baseboards meet snugly.

Step 3 – Cut the Corners of the Baseboards

To fit the corners of the baseboards together, use an electric meter saw cut an inside miter on the board. The inside miter should be cut on a 45 degree angle.