The DIY thread - DIYourself

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by rlb, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    I've got a problem to solve and I don't want to clog up Luke's thread so here we are. I'm replacing the base molding in my house and I wasn't smart enough to take pictures before I ripped the old stuff out. I have no idea how to transition from the stairway molding to the base molding at the top and bottom of the stairs. Pics in a minute...
     
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  2. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    I plan to put quarter round along the top of the stair stringer, but where the base molding butts up against the stair stringer is where I'm going to have a problem.

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  3. mattybfat

    mattybfat The White Shadow Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Is the stairway runners recessed? If not 45 the ends with finished 45 ends.
     
  4. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    Nope, there's a solid 1/8-1/4" gap between the stringer and drywall. Should I notch the quarter round to fit over the base molding, or cut back my base molding a bit to butt against the qr?
     
  5. Chris26er

    Chris26er Team MTBNJ.com-Halter's Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    sparta
    Or rip off the top of another piece of base and continue it down the stairs. Just overlap the pcs on the stair angle to mark and cut. Use some scraps to try it first. Then you could do a smaller quarter round on the stringers
     
  6. mattybfat

    mattybfat The White Shadow Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Separate your wall mold from your stair runners completely. Or knock top corner of the top of stringer to match wall mold.
     
  7. mattybfat

    mattybfat The White Shadow Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Oops just saw the difference. Call me or Chris :)
     
  8. bumblebeetuna

    bumblebeetuna Member

    Location:
    Old Bridge
    How I did mine
     

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  9. BShow

    BShow Member

    Location:
    West Chester, PA
    yours looks good. I like that idea better than seperating the two or lopping off parts to match the base molding.
     
  10. Chris26er

    Chris26er Team MTBNJ.com-Halter's Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    sparta
    That's a taller base, 5 1/4 combo base. If you replace yours with that you'll get a similar look.

    Or you can 45 the top piece and run it full down the stairs
     
  11. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    betwixt 6mr & SMP
    Putty and paint
     
  12. pooriggy

    pooriggy Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Cranford
    paint and putty a workmans best buddy.
     
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  13. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    Looks good! Seems like you ripped an inch or so off the bottom? I might try that. It will be tougher up top since I don't have a lot of wall space to make the transition. What doe the top of your stairs look like?

    Can't replace it, since I laid about 100ft of base molding already this is what I'm stuck with :D

    That takes all the fun out of it!

    Thats going to be a lot of putty
     
  14. THATmanMANNY

    THATmanMANNY Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boro
  15. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    betwixt 6mr & SMP
    You should see my finished basement. Had drywall transitioning to round steel support columns - answer - putty! Tons of it, but it worked.
     
  16. mattybfat

    mattybfat The White Shadow Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Stick to what you know.
    Grass...
    It's paint and putty is a carpenters buddy :)
     
  17. pooriggy

    pooriggy Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Cranford
  18. capedoc

    capedoc Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Lambertville, NJ
    Putty and Paint. Make it what it ain't.
     
  19. bumblebeetuna

    bumblebeetuna Member

    Location:
    Old Bridge
    Yeah I ripped it down because it looked ridiculous with large base on top. If there was room to fill I would of done quarterround in front of the base but I didn't need it
     
  20. bumblebeetuna

    bumblebeetuna Member

    Location:
    Old Bridge
    I need to caulk still. Been a year.... I'll get there
     

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