Architrave and Skirting


Postby acsimpson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:03 am

Hi,
I am putting new bullnose architrave and skirting into my living room and wonder what the best way to do the joint between them is? I am varnishing them so there is no option to fill and sand a gap.

Will it look best just to but the skirting up to the pencil edge on the architrave or should I try either trimming the architrave or profilling the skirting to match the edge?

Thanks
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Postby chips » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:01 pm

[quote="acsimpson"]Hi,
I am putting new bullnose architrave and skirting into my living room and wonder what the best way to do the joint between them is? I am varnishing them so there is no option to fill and sand a gap.

Will it look best just to but the skirting up to the pencil edge on the architrave or should I try either trimming the architrave or profilling the skirting to match the edge?

Thanks
acs[/quote]


You could set the architrave on plinths of the same timber. Perhaps the supplier will sell them.
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Postby acsimpson » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:28 am

Thanks chips. Unfortunaltey in my haste to get the job done The architraves are already attached to the wall using glue. I could cut the bottom off them and create a plinth using an offcut of skirting but would it look OK having a plinth at the bottom and a mitre joint at the top of the doors?
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:52 pm

are you having the pencil edge of the architrave facing outwards away from the door and the square edge inwards then? or is i 'D' profile?

you could rout out the edge of the skirting using a cove cutter of the same radius as the pencil edge then butt it up. otherwise, as chips has said, a plinth would probably offer the neatest solution.
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Postby acsimpson » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:35 pm

It's a double pencil edge on the architrave. I might pull the router out and see if I've got anything which will work. failing that I supose I could chisel a little out of the profile of the architrave and butt it that way.

If it all looks terrible at least I have the fall back option of cutting the bottom of the architrave and fitting a plinth in the future.
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Postby acsimpson » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:08 am

[quote="chris_on_tour2002"]you could rout out the edge of the skirting using a cove cutter of the same radius as the pencil edge then butt it up. otherwise, as chips has said, a plinth would probably offer the neatest solution.[/quote]

Thank you all for your advice. I went for a combination of router and dremmel to get the profile I needed and then butted it.
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