Simple Solution

Accurately cutting baseboard molding to fit tightly against door casings is a bit tricky. To avoid costly mistakes, make a simple marking gauge. Cut a piece of ¾-in. plywood about 3 in. wide and 4 in. or so taller than the baseboard. Next, saw a notch into the edge of the plywood block equal to the height and thickness of the baseboard. Now, set the baseboard molding in place against the wall, allowing it to run past the door casing. Place the notch in the marking gauge over the molding and slide it tight against the casing. Draw a pencil line along the face of the gauge and onto the molding. Cut the molding to length on the line for a perfect fit—every time.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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