Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Thanks for the advice everyone!
It was a bit of work, but I've got all my baseboard scribed and trimmed. I used a planer and belt sander to trim the boards and that worked out well.
To install them, what size nails or brads should I be using? The molding is 3/8" by 3 1/4" red oak, and I'll rent a nailer.
How close to the end of a board can I nail safely? Should I use glue instead on the little pieces that are just an inch or two long?
Also, along my exterior walls, I was thinking of squirting some expanding latex foam into the crack between the floor and wall before installing the baseboard. My house is old and has no vapor barrier, so I thought this might be a good thing to do. Any thoughts on that?