How Do You Install Baseboards & Miter Boxes?
Baseboards are pieces of wood trim that are installed at the bottom of a wall. They are used to provide a finished look to a room. They often match chair rail or other trim in a room to give it a decorative and complete look. The baseboards are installed in long sections that meet in the corner of the room and continue down the adjoining wall. You will need to use a miter box to cut the baseboard at an angle so you can join the pieces in the corner. Cut the baseboards to the length you will need using a miter box and saw. For pieces that will meet in a corner, position the baseboard in the miter box so it is set at a 45-degree angle. Paint or stain the baseboards and let them dry before you install them to make this step easier to do. Locate the wall studs behind the wall with a stud finder, and mark them with a pencil. Install the first baseboard by starting at an outside corner. Attach the baseboard to the wall where the wall studs are marked by hammering a finishing nail in at each