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But because of the tight fit, the butt end sometimes jams into the corner, which means I often need a pry bar to move the molding around when I have to fit the next piece’s coped end to the butt end.
Even with a pry bar, however, I have to be careful not to mar the wall, so I developed a better way to be able to maneuver the molding:
- I nip the upper corner off the butt end before putting the piece on the wall.
- This gives me a handy finger-grip notch that the coped end of the intersecting piece covers — as shown in the accompanying drawing.
— Andy Engel, Roxbury, Conn.
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