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135 Degree Molding

My son asked me to spruce up one of his bedrooms for our future new grand-daughter.  This included installing wainscoting on the wall.




The closet had two 45 degree angles where the wainscoting was going to be added.  I needed a piece of 135 Degree molding to cover up the butt joints of the wainscoting sheet.  I checked at Lowes, and they do not stock 135 degree molding........they told me to make my own.

When I was at Lowes, I went through their molding selection, to see if I could use a piece of standard 90 degree molding as the blank for my 135 degree molding.  I bought a piece of 1.25x1.25x 5/16" piece of 90 degree molding.

I drew up how I was going to make the molding using Sketchup.........

 

You need a mold to hold the two pieces in the correct position when you glue and clamp them up. I made my two molds from a  piece of scrap 2x4.

Ripping the 90 degree molding

 

 

 

Note, the fence is not in the correct position.  I did not cut the 8 foot piece of 90 degree molding the whole length. I quit sawing with about 6 inches left, because I did not want the piece next to the fence to collapse and fall down between the saw and blade.  I sawed off the last 6 inches using the radial arm saw. I needed two pieces of 135 degree molding about 31 inches each.

I set the table saw at 22.5 degrees for all of the molding and the supporting piece as well.


I wrapped the molds in Saran wrap, so the yellow glue would not glue the 135 degree molding to the mold.  I clamped up the two pieces using spring clamps and rubber bands.

Completed Molding









Molding Installed

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Closing Thoughts

The hardest thing about making this 135 degree molding, was the fact you need to make a mold to hold it at the proper angle when you glue and clamp it up.


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