You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of shoe molding and pnuematic nailers but of miter saws. A journey into a wondrous land whose baseboards are that of imagination. That's the sawhorse up ahead-your next stop, the Perimeter Zone!
Baseboards are something I take for granted until they start to show wear and tear. When I started thinking about what to put in the basement, I had to look at what was already installed in the rest of the house to remember what I actually had. The kind above came from Home Depot.
It took a little practice but pretty soon I had coping and miter cuts down, along with figuring out how to transistion trim over different floor heights. I had a bit of a floor drop along one wall, consisting of a tile and hardwood floors. And another more radical change between the last step and my hardwood. I like showing the transition. Here's an example of how the cuts are made..
The inner and out corners were a little tricky. But once I figured out how to do coping cuts for inner corners, it looked a lot better than trying to adjust a miter cut for a corner that wasn't perfectly square. Here's someone else (HomeAdditionsPlus) showing how to make the cuts on YouTube.
All in all, I hadn't realized it was going to take a week just to run all the trim around the floor. But after learning a few new tricks, I'm happy with the results. The dog on the other hand, she's just happy the floors are clean again.