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.


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