Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Paneling and Trim
Reload this Page >

Different base trim for adjoining rooms

Different base trim for adjoining rooms

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-13-14, 07:07 PM
maarkr's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 201
Different base trim for adjoining rooms

I changed the LR and DR concept... i widened the doorways and did sr/ metal+paper corner trim in the doorways instead of the old wood trim. i started installing maple 3" base trim in the DR and realized i bought 4" primed trim for the LR.
How do you manage base trim between rooms with different trim heights?.. particularly at the threshold area between rooms?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-14-14, 03:00 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,810
You could either case out the opening so the 2 different heights don't meet or install something along the order of a plinth block where the 2 meet ..... or you could rip 1" off the bottom of the taller base.
 
  #3  
Old 07-14-14, 06:20 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,524
Ripping 1" off the bottom is a good solution.

Another option might be that you could return the 4" base to the wall at some point. What that means is you miter the end of the baseboard as if you were turning a corner, and then glue another small mitered piece onto the end like a cap. The smaller 3" base would then be able to butt right into that cap.

It would probably look best if you ended the 4" base at the corner of the LR doorway opening, then had the 3" base come into the doorway and return into the end of the 4" base in the LR. (or the other way around)
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes