Coping Joints for Baseboards in Your Old Home

Shop craftsman at Woodsmith Magazine Marc Hopkins demonstrates in this video how to install coped joints for baseboards.

Unfortunately, the majority of rooms in older homes aren’t perfectly square. In this video demonstration of how to do a coped joint for a baseboard, learn why using a 45-degree angle on each corner may not work with a miter joint. See why a cope joint will provide a long-lasting, tight fit. 

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By Old House Journal

Founded in 1973, Old House Journal is the original authority when it comes to old-house restoration, traditional house styles, period kitchens, bath & kitchen restoration, DIY projects, gardens & landscaping, and more-- from Colonial and Victorian through Arts & Crafts and Mid-century Modern homes. 

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