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In this guide, we will showcase how to create an external mitre joint. We have included a step by step guide and a video below:
What tools will I need?
To begin, place the piece of skirting you will be cutting up to the wall so that the edge of the board extends past the corner of the wall by 2-3 inches. Mark the skirting board with a pencil or pen at the point it meets the corner of the wall. Once this marking is made, place an additional marking in the direction that the cut needs to be made. This isn’t a guide for the saw, so no need to be exact- it is to prevent you from cutting in the wrong direction as can easily happen without a marking as a reminder.
Take the mitred length of skirting board back to the wall and line it up as before. If you are happy that everything is as it should be, set about fixing this in place with either
Once the first piece is in position, take the second piece of skirting board and again hold it in position on the opposite side of the external corner (see
Once the cut has been made, take the piece of skirting board back to the wall and hold it in position. Align the mitre with that of the first board to check that the joint is correct, and everything lines up as it should.
Once you are happy with everything, proceed to affix the second piece of skirting board in position as before.
About the Author
Kieron Miller is the Managing Director of Skirting 4 U and has been working in the skirting board and online retail industry since 2012. Kieron has been using his extensive product knowledge and problem-solving experience to help both trade and private consumers all over the country find the perfect skirting board products for their projects. He continues to innovate new solutions and product ideas as the market continues to grow.