How to Cut the Outside Corner of a Quarter Round Molding

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To cut the outside corner of a quarter-round molding, you need to measure it and cut a straight line along one end. To avoid confusion, use a miter saw. These tools make accurate, straight cuts. When cutting molding, work slowly and mark it with a pencil to help guide your hand. Once you measure the molding, you should know where to stop. The molding should look straight after cutting it.

Miter saw

Before cutting quarter round pieces, you must determine the correct length. Then, mark the quarter round with a carpenter pencil on the upper edge of the corner piece, where the rounded face meets the back. Next, set up your miter saw and its backstop. Position the work table in such a way that the rounded edge of the corner piece faces out. Push the table into the corner formed by the backstop and the miter saw.

When using a miter saw, you should always wear safety glasses, protective gloves, and protective eye wear. Also, remember that saws are sharp, so you should always take safety precautions to protect yourself and your family. If you are working with a saw, you should wear protective eyewear and gloves to avoid cuts and scrapes. The dust can irritate your eyes or cause minor problems.

To cut a quarter round outside corner, you should use a miter saw. This tool will be necessary if you are going to install the molding. The saw’s blade should be at an angle equal to the measurements you’ve taken. Then, you should lower the saw blade until the blade touches the measured line. Once you have made the cut, slide it to the desired position and secure it with a shim.

The miter saw is the most convenient tool for this task. You should prepare your quarter round before cutting it. The first step to cutting quarter round is to measure the wall length. After measuring the length of the quarter round, you can mark the cuts. To cut the outside corner, you should be careful to make the cuts at a 45-degree angle. When cutting the outside corner, you should angle the saw to the left. Make sure that you use protective eyewear while using the miter saw to avoid accidents.

After cutting the quarter round, you should align the trim pieces properly with the miter saw. After that, make another 45-degree angle cut in the opposite direction. You can also use the speed square to guide the blade when it makes an angled cut. Make sure to align the molding pieces correctly with the miter saw blade so that they fit properly. Once you have the right angle, you can then begin cutting.


To make a proper cut, measure the length of the quarter round on both ends with a carpenter’s pencil. Then, cut the quarter round piece at the right angle, at the right length, and in the proper direction. If you don’t know the right angles to make for a corner piece, read on to find out how to do it. Once you have your measurements, cut the corner piece.

To get the perfect angle, turn the longer piece of quarter round up against the wall and line it up with the end cap. Then, spin the end cap so the flat cut is up against the wall and the angle cut is against the other piece. The finished side should be the side facing up against the wall. When you’re done, secure the end with pins and then install the quarter round to the wall.

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When installing the quarter round, cut the pieces at 45 degrees each. Make sure the connecting cuts are half as wide as the total angle. Then, cut the remaining pieces at 45 degrees and install them. The quarter round molding will fit snugly together. If you’re working with a large project, you can cut the corners in shorter pieces to make the job easier. If you’re working on a small project, make sure the angles of each corner are the same. If not, you’ll need to cut more than one piece, and it’s not always possible.

Next, measure the angle of the baseboard corners. These angles may be 91 degrees or 89 degrees. Use a digital angle finder to measure the angles and add degrees as needed. While most quarter round is thin gauge and relatively flexible, it’s used for decorative buildup and to hide gaps between the baseboard and the floor. Similarly, base shoes are used for flooring applications. But if you’re unsure about these angles, consult a professional.


If you are planning to build a trim for your door or window, you should know how to cut a quarter round at an angle using a miter saw. The angle you are cutting at is 45 degrees. With the help of a carpenter’s pencil, mark the length of the quarter round. Next, you need to set the angle of the saw blade accordingly. Then, place the cut quarter round in the miter box, and secure it with pins.

You can buy quarter round molding in either 8 or 16-foot lengths. It is more convenient to install eight-foot lengths than to measure and cut each piece separately. Cut each quarter-round corner at 45 degrees. Make sure that all of your connecting cuts equal half of the total angle. This way, you’ll be able to cut the trim at an angle that matches the angles of the door jamb and corner.

Once you know which angles to cut, you’ll need a compass and a protractor. The first way to draw a 45-degree angle is to draw a circle on a piece of paper and draw a line from center to center on the paper. Cut a semicircle from point P to form a 90-degree angle. Once you’ve cut the first corner, measure the remaining four quarters and mark the new ones.

To create a quarter-round outside corner, first mark the center point on the court where the cut will be made. Next, mark the spot where the cut needs to be made. Then, mark the spot where the miter is required. When you’re done, remove the piece and cut the other side. It should be easy to see. Once you’re done, the quarter-round angle is ready to be used.

Using a miter box

If you have a miter box and are planning to cut the outside corner of a quarter round baseboard, you can use it to make this cut. The miter box has a slot on the end that you can insert the wood in. It has a keep and waste side. The keep side should be placed against the edge of the box closest to the user. When using the miter box, make sure that the cutting spot of the baseboard is positioned against the leftmost opening of the box. When using the miter box, be sure to use long strokes.

First, position the wood in the miter box. Make sure to align it towards the angle of the cut. Make a note of the angle of the cut, as well as whether the cut will be on the face or the height of the wood. Clamp the workpiece against the fence that is closest to the user and the far fence that extends beyond the miter box. The distance between the fence and the workpiece will help you make a smoother cut and reduce vibration caused by the saw stroke.

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Once you have measured the length of the quarter round, you can mark it with a carpenter’s pencil. The angle should be against the other piece of quarter round so that it is against the wall. You can use the leftover piece for scraps. The next step is to cut the corner at the right angle, in the right direction, and the proper length. If you have the correct angle, you can cut the quarter round in half.

Once you have cut the right angle, you can now cut the baseboard’s outside corner. You will leave the right side uncut. The miter box will make it easier for you to cope the edge of the baseboard with the baseboard. The finished piece should be 45 degrees on one side, and flat on the other side. This is a great tool for a beginner to learn how to cut a quarter round outside corner.

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Itamar Ben-Dor has been in the home improvement business for over 25 years. Itamar Ben-Dor is a jack of all trades. He's worked in the renovation field for years, doing everything from locksmithing to carpentry. He's a small repairs specialist. But his true passion lies in furniture construction and renovation - he loves seeing old pieces come back to life with some new woodwork or a fresh coat of paint.

He has taken courses on many topics in these fields at professional colleges in Israel. Over the years, Itamar has also become quite skilled in gardening, carpentry, and renovations. He's worked on projects of all sizes, from massive renovations to small repairs. No job is too big or too small for him!

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