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135 degree molding for Grand-daughter's bedroom in Sep of 2016

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

135 degree molding

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.

Gluing and clamping the 135 degree molding

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

Installed Molding

Closing Thoughts on this Project

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.