How to Make a Wood Bullnose

What You'll Need
Wood lengths
Tape Measure

If you want to install some masonry in your home, you may consider making a wood bullnose for the corner. Bullnoses corners are designed to round out sharp angles, and help to make those corners less dangerous to people living in the home. The bullnose can be a round end at the top of a corner, or it can be a thin, round length of wood fitted to the angle of two walls. Making a bullnose out of wood can be very simple to do, and is something that can be managed by people with even a beginners knowledge of home improvement. Follow a few simple rules to making your own wood bullnose for masonry or cabinet corners.

Step 1 - Measure Your Wood

The first step is to measure your length of wood against the masonry or cabinet. If you want to be more precise, you can use a tape measure. Once you have the right length, use the saw to cut the wood into the correct size, and discard any unrequired pieces of wood. Sew tightly into position. The wood should be of a good standard, rather than plywood, as it will need to be fairly hardwearing, and the wood in the corner will usually be visible to people coming in and out of the rooms. It is, therefore, important to get the best make of wood that you can.

Step 2 - Mold the Wood

Once you have the wood at the right length, you will need to shape the wood so that it forms a right angle. The internal angle of the wood will be connected to the wall, while the external angle will be smoothed down to face into the room. Carve the wood using a lathe, and then make the internal angle fit to the wall by drilling it out into the final position. You can then sand down the inside angle, and begin to make the softer bullnose angle. This needs to be smoothed down so that the point of the angle becomes a curve. Use the drill to make several holes into the wood. These holes will be for support screws.

Step 3 - Install the Wood

Place the inside angle against the wood, making sure that it is as level as possible. Take the drill and place a screw into the top hole. This should be screwed in slightly tight, but not so tight that the wood cannot be moved beneath it. Screw in all of the other holes, and finally tighten the wood against the wall.

Step 4 - Finishing

When you have finished the installation, you can take a piece of sandpaper and start smoothing down the edges of the wood. This will help to keep it level with the surrounding masonry. Once this is done, you can add paint or wallpaper, as you desire, to the surrounding walls.