The Pipe Soaker. Discussion Starter • #1 • 21 m ago. Oak and MDF probably not. I just dont like the way the flooring looks where it ends with the stairs. I purchased a air brad nailer and practiced on a couple pieces and found the nails have a tendency to bend as they pass through the wood and often end up penetrating through the bottom of the moulding instead of straight thru to the baseboard. Cut the plywood into the letter "C" using your bandsaw. A return is a way to cover the cut end. I assume we are talking pine shoe molding or quarter round. I assume we are talking pine shoe molding or quarter round. None of the big name hardware stores had anything similar to this, as i purchased a vinyl quarter round from Home Depot that would not bend enough for my stairs. No need to register unless you would like to participate, although some images will only show if you are registered/logged-in. This product was easy to bend & secure with small finishing nails, although it did take 2 days for an oil based stain to dry to the touch. 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It can also be used by itself to create a clean look in a room. 1. To bend plywood, start by creating a form out of medium density fiberboard that has the curve you want to bend the plywood to. To start you will see that instead of cutting a 45 degree corner, it was left flush. This method allows the pieces to fit, regardless of the irregularities in the wall (if any). You want to pull it away as you go, don’t try to bend it or force it. You want to pull it away as you go, don’t try to bend it or force it. You can bend oak into almost any shape you want without steaming it. Quarter round moldings are installed against the existing baseboard. Thin baseboards might work. Ranging from 18-gauge pins on up, they have different uses in finish carpentry. If the back and throat of the bend are flat, then of course the patterns for these parts will simply be straight sheets . http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...toration/page9, http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/re...stringers.html, Tools / Materials / Techniques / Products. Prepare the starting point. Base shoe is more flexible to soak up and dips in the floor or base. Possibly get it wet and bend a little at a time. The purpose is usually caused by two reasons. Finger-jointed pine less so. Do you need ti hide a gap? Finger-jointed pine less so. This creates a stop to contain the … People do use quarter round because they don't know any different. Installing the bamboo flooring up to the current baseboards (not removing the baseboards) would require the addition of the quarter round trim to cover the seam. Measure how much space you need for each row with the spaces and cut tiles to size using a diamond tipped … They bend though. If you are trying to match what you have you can buy exactly the same size quarter round the make a series of cuts along the back side (the hidden side) of the trim. This is how i get my trim to curve/bend around corners. As a profession trim carpenter and builder base shoe is really the correct trim to use on flooring. The preferred tool for nailing shoe molding or quarter-round is an electric finish or brad nailer. Recently, we completed a kitchen with a round floor plan, and had to figure out how to install baseboard along a curve. The WoodenBoat Forum is sponsored by WoodenBoat Publications, publisher of WoodenBoat magazine. Standard quarter round is slightly flexible, making it possible to bend the trim to conform to slight variations in the floor level. Quarter round will always be cut at an angle, usually 45 degrees. Oh I thought you didn't like it. Flextrim that I have used is basically quarter round with cuts part way thru every 1/8 inch to allow the wood to bend easily without breaking. Bend the molding around the wall to the opposite side of the curve. Molding & Trim on This Old House. The bendable ones of polymer are a choice available in more recent times. One simple rig is simply to take a large PVC drain pipe, block off on end and then either stand it up or lean it on an angle that will allow you to fill it with water and then slide in the molding. You can get a bend radius of as little as two feet by bending 1/4-inch plywood, whereas the minimum bend radius for 3/4-inch plywood is 12 feet. Using a very narrow saw blade, such as a coping saw or bench-type jigsaw, to cut notches in the back of the molding to help it to bend. What kind of quarter round or trim can I get that can bend around my stairs? Our FLEXIBLE QUARTER ROUND trim molding is commonly used around curved stairs and curved walls as base shoe moldings. 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