IN A LONG RUN When a wall is longer than the trim boards you are installing, you’ll need to join two boards along the straight run with a splice miter. A splice miter (also called a scarf joint) is superior to a butt joint (two 90° angles), because it’s more visually appeal- ing and creates more surface area for glue or adhesive to make a stronger joint. A splicing miter is
usually put in the vertical position at 45°. Place the trim on the saw table in the vertical left-hand position and make a 45° cut. Then, place the mating trim on the saw in the vertical right-hand position and (without changing the angle) make the cut. Fitting the joint on the wall is difficult, so assemble and glue these splice joints and then fasten to the wall as a single piece of trim.
CUT CORNERS If assembling mitered corners absolutely gives you the fits, look for pre-made corner blocks to take the guess work out of cutting, cop- ing and mitering the crown. The corner blocks are designed to match specific moulding profiles, and once they’re installed, the moulding slides behind the block.
Both inside and outside corners are available, which save time and effort by eliminating the complicat- ed coped cuts or miter saw set- tings required for traditional instal- lation. The corner blocks serve as accent pieces that add an extra dimension to the crown moulding project.
Regardless of the design style, the addition of interior mouldings and wall treatments add depth and character, and can turn a simple room into an inviting, beautiful space. So, if you’re just dreaming, are in the design stage, or ready to install, look for Pac Trim® products to set your home apart. Manufactured in the United States and Canada, Pac Trim is a pre-primed MDF product. The high-quality primer and consistency of product have cus- tomers calling Pac Trim the highest quality and most desired primed MDF mouldings and shiplap in the industry. The Pac Trim product line includes over 500 profiles of base, casing and crown, as well as MDF boards and shiplap wall panels for interior use. In addition, the PacFit accessory line has corner pieces for bases and crowns, eliminat- ing the need for mitering. So, whether your style is modern farmhouse, contempo- rary, craftsman or colonial, let Pac Trim help create the space of your dreams. The company has partnered with some of the best distributors in the industry who understand the importance of excellence in customer service. They are as dedicate to the customer as much as Pac Trim is dedicated to product quality. Visit www.pactrim.com.
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To join two straight lengths of moulding, a splice miter creates greater surface area than a butt joint for more glue and a stronger bond.
Corner blocks conceal square cross-cuts in moulding at the wall corners, which eliminates the need to carefully cut and join miters.