To add a dash of flavor to each of your drywall corners, it’s tough to beat the sharp lines and stark shadows of Chamfer Bead. A chamfered edge can subtly soften a room, elevating it above your everyday expectations. Chamfer Bead does present one small problem for finishers, though: when it crosses paths with 90-degree baseboards, you’re going to need a method to seamlessly unite the two profiles. For our money, here are the two best ways to finish Chamfer Bead at baseboards — there’s the hard way, which is time-consuming but can look fantastic, and there’s the easy way, using Trim-Tex’s Chamfer adapters for a faster, flawless transition.
2 Ways to Finish Chamfer Bead at Baseboards
THE HARD WAY: DIY CHAMFERED BASEBOARDS
The more labor-intensive option here is to not transition your Chamfer Bead into your baseboards at all, and to instead cut all your baseboards to have their own chamfered edge. This will require a good miter saw, some wood glue, some caulk and plenty of nails (plus, more likely than not, a few tries at bat before getting your cuts exactly right).
Again, to pull off this look for each and every one of your corners, you will probably need more time than most drywall finishing crews ever get in a day, not to mention some carpentry know-how. In the case of this custom home we visited in Omaha, Neb., the baseboards are being crafted by an expert trim carpenter, Jason Mollak. Jason isn’t just a pro at this stuff — he’s also the president of JPM Construction Inc., the contracting company behind this house.