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cutting molding need help

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:27 pm
by MarkJohnston
I need a comment on whether or not I should cut a relief in the back side of some molding I'm making.

I'm making some 5" wide molding that is suppose to match some 3" existing molding at least for the first 5".

I attached a end view picture of the 3" existing molding and a picture of the 5" molding sample that I'm going to be cutting. The back side of the 3" existing molding has a 1/16" relief cut that's about 1 1/2" long.
So my question is should I cut a 1/16" relief in the back side of the 5" molding? Is it cut to make the molding less resident to twisting or cupping over time?

Thanks for the help.
Mark

Re: cutting molding need help

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:29 pm
by MarkJohnston
oops I forgot to post the cut sample.

Re: cutting molding need help

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:04 am
by Rcnewcomb
What material are you using? Hardwood, MDF, foam, etc.

Re: cutting molding need help

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:46 pm
by MarkJohnston
I'm using Oak to match the other molding. I have to produce 6 pieces 8 foot long.

Mark

Re: cutting molding need help

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:14 pm
by rscrawford
The relief in the back is mostly to help the molding fit better (in case of unevenness or protruding nails along the bottom of the drywall, etc).

Re: cutting molding need help

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 9:39 pm
by MarkJohnston
Thanks for the response guys.

I will cut the relief just to be safe.

Mark