1 Quarter Round Install How-To

>> Thursday, January 31, 2013

Back at it in the kitchen! You only thought you were free of my floor reno ramblings.

Last I left you, the tiles were freshly grouted, but one huge eyesore was keeping this floor from the finish line. Time to add quarter round along the edge of the baseboards.

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While I’ve heard rumors of some installing quarter round with a good old fashioned hammer and nail, a brad nailer and air compressor knocks this project out in practically no time. I found this 2” brad nailer on Amazon for around $40 and it has worked like a charm for my simple purposes.

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I was lucky enough to have a hand-me-down air compressor given to me a couple of years ago…

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…and the miter saw that I picked up as a little happy birthday gift for myself a few years ago.

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On to the cutting. I started in this corner where the laundry room door ends and cabinets begin. I had to add a small piece of new base trim before I could get started with the quarter round since my door demo got a little out of hand.

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I cut the quarter round at 45 degree angles where they met at the corner. The edge of the quarter round that ended where the door trim began, I cut at a 22.5 degree angle. Why 22.5? I seem to remember a DIY quarter round YouTube video that told me to do this, so I went with it. I’ve also seem tons of homes with quarter round cut straight at the edges.

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A few pops with the brad nailer and these babies were secure.

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Next on the agenda: wood filler, caulk and PLENTY of paint.


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