How to cut a ceiling plinth

It is known that in order to obtain the perfect articulation of two corner blanks of the ceiling plinth, it is necessary to correctly draw the cutting line of each of them. In this article you can learn how to properly cut the ceiling plinth, as well as familiarize yourself with those devices that are necessary for this.

Methods for cutting the plinth

How to cut a ceiling plinth Cutting technology

There are the following methods for cutting the ceiling plinth :

  • Cutting with the use of the body.
  • Cutting using a special stencil.
  • Cutting by marking pencils.

A tusk is a special device with which you can form an arbitrary angle from those that are in its set of cuts.

How to cut a ceiling plinth Using the case

When working with this device, the baseboard should be inserted into it in exactly the same way, how it will be located on the ceiling. Holding the upper part of the blank, its lower edge must be pressed against the wall of the device and a cut must be made according to the shape you choose.

You can use a regular metal hacksaw to prepare plastic baseboards. But in its application should not make significant efforts, since this can lead to the formation of chips.

Preparing joints with an arbitrary angle

How to cut a ceiling plinth Cutting with the stencil As the walls in the rooms do not always adjoin one another under 90 degrees - It is worth getting acquainted with the technique of preparing an arbitrary angle of cut.

Such a technique is implemented, as a rule, in the following two ways:

  1. Using a cardboard stencil, the halves of which are obtained by cutting it at the angle of you need. Using such a stencil as a template, according to which cuts of skirting blanks are formed, you can get a perfect corner joint.
  2. The second method involves preparing the sawing site using pencil marking and consists of the following:
  • How to cut a ceiling plinth Pencil marking method both jointed blanks are sawn at an angle of 90 degrees;
  • one of them is applied to the corner, and then the line of junction of the plinth to the ceiling is marked on it;
  • the same actions are also carried out with the second blank (on the adjacent wall);
  • the point of intersection of the two lines obtained should be carefully transferred to both blanks;
  • from the marks obtained from the blanks le transfer them from the ceiling, draw an oblique line to the opposite corner of the plinth and get a line of cut.

How to cut a ceiling plinth Preparation of the cutting line Pay special attention to the fact that with this method of marking it is necessary to observe maximum accuracy. The quality of the resulting joint will depend entirely on how accurately you will carry out this procedure (and of course, on how accurately you make the cut on the blanks).

In the same sequence, prepare the cutting lines for the outer corner. But at the same time, the point of intersection of the marking lines is not necessary to transfer to the plinth, since in this situation it is the upper junction point of the corner parts of the blanks. In this case, you have to transfer the point of junction to the wall.

Final stage of work

How to cut a ceiling plinth Final fitting of the plinth

Upon completion of clearance operations joints should conduct a check check the fit of the blanks on the cut.

In the event that there are gaps in the joint, you will have to make an exact fit by slightly cutting the baseboard or processing the cuts using abrasive paper.

In conclusion, we will acquaint you with how to properly cut the ceiling plinth more accurately. Adjusting the line of joining adjacent areas of the plinth should be done before you start marking and trimming its length. In the reverse order of operations (first - the length, and then - the angle) and if the attempt to complete the joint failed, you risk completely ruining the workpiece.


For more information about the technique of cutting ceiling plinth for corners, see the following video:


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