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Old 06-03-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Do you guys glue and nail or just nail?
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Are you referring to miter joints in casing? Or are you referring to gluing baseboard to the wall?

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You'll need to expound on the question.

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Are you referring to miter joints in casing? Or are you referring to gluing baseboard to the wall?
Glueing all surfaces. To walls, door/window jambs. mitres. Everything. Built up baseboards, 3 piece crowns.
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Glueing all surfaces. To walls, door/window jambs. mitres. Everything. Built up baseboards, 3 piece crowns.
outside corners & scarfs, yes.
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Glue joints, maybe.

Never glue or nail back band to the trim.

If it's nailed to the wall, it isn't glued.
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All joints are glued. On occasion I glue to the wall due to irregularities or curved walls.

I have a pass through window frame that I did a cabinet grade paint job on. Since you can't repair the nail holes it will be glued to the wall. Stuff like that is rare, but happens.
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I have a pass through window frame that I did a cabinet grade paint job on. Since you can't repair the nail holes it will be glued to the wall.
One builder around here uses only glue for all stained trim. Finish off site, and then glue install.
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Glue all joints especially miters.
https://youtu.be/aeaCjE2Y0ZQ
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Glue all joints especially miters.
https://youtu.be/aeaCjE2Y0ZQ
...and pin nail....
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Glue all joints especially miters.
https://youtu.be/aeaCjE2Y0ZQ
I don't glue coped joints. Butt and miter, yes.
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I don't glue coped joints. Butt and miter, yes.
Technically, a coped joint is a butt joint...

Or maybe a new name... place and press joint...
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Technically, a coped joint is a butt joint...
Technically, if the pieces aren't joined, it isn't a joint.
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Technically, if the pieces aren't joined, it isn't a joint.
Are you saying a coped joint or a butt joint aren't joints?...

Well I guess if your coped joints are held in place by nothing but pressure/friction that technically could be true but...

Joints are simply two pieces of wood. etc. attached to each other, using something outside the joint (i.e. - nails, screws, glue, biscuits, interlocking, etc. or a combination of those factors for reinforcement) for strength.
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i glue all my outside mitres and scarfs, copes no glue, but ill put a small bead of caulk in a cope if its paint grade. i use outside mitre clamps so i rarely pin my mitres, unless its a really chunky molding.
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Well I guess if your coped joints are held in place by nothing but pressure/friction that technically could be true but...
I don't fasten copes or inside butts to each other at all. Just nail to the wall, and let it move some if it needs to.
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I don't fasten copes or inside butts to each other at all. Just nail to the wall, and let it move some if it needs to.
Uhm....

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Joints are simply two pieces of wood. etc. attached to each other, using something outside the joint (i.e. - nails, screws, glue, biscuits, interlocking, etc. or a combination of those factors for reinforcement) for strength.
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I glue base up when it passes over a pocket door or when a wall has a ton of plumbing or other things that dont get along with nails.
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Glue all joints especially miters.
https://youtu.be/aeaCjE2Y0ZQ
Why are you mitering base molding like that? Also, seeing your thumb there while nailing made me cringe.
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You guys usually glue one side or both? I've always glued both sides if for nothing else but to just seal both ends.


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