How to start cutting decorative cornice in a room to match mitres
Where you start with DECORATIVE CORNICE is IMPORTANT.
Standard bedroom layout
- With any patterned cornice, there will always be one mitre that does not match up. This is called a BLIND MITRE.
- The blind mitre should always go in the least obvious corner. In the typical bedroom layout the blind mitre goes behind the door. Corner "C" in the diagram
- Start by cutting length no 1. This is the most important wall to have the mitres matching, as it is the first wall seen entering the room.
- Measure the length of the wall and center the measurement between 2 equal points on the pattern. This will give you the same mitre, on each side.
- Cut each length in order listed, mirror each mitre as you go. Except when cutting length 6 mirror the mitre to, mitre "b"
- The unmatched mitre will be behind the door in the least obvious place.
Room layout with a feature wall
- If you have a room with a feature wall, this wall is the first to cut centering the miters as described above.
- Cut the cornice in the order in the diagram.
- Miter "D" becomes the blind miter tucked away out of sight.