Making 135 Degree molding for Wainscoting project

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Project by DaleMaley posted 09-23-2016 11:56 PM 1491 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My son requested that I dress up the future grand-daughter’s bedroom with crown molding and Wainscoting. The closet wall is two 45 degree angles.

I needed two pieces of 135 degree molding, to cover the two edges butted together at 45 degrees.

I went to Lowes and confirmed they don’t stock 135 degree molding. I wanted an 8 foot piece of nice and clear wood to make my 135 degree molding from. I bought a length of 1.25×1.25×5/16 inch square molding to make the 135 degree molding.

I ripped the standard 90 degree molding into 2 pieces, then sawed 1 edge with the table saw set at 22.5 degrees.

The challenge was how to support the 2 pieces when you glue and clamp them. I made a supporting form from a scrap piece of 2×4. I clamped and used rubber bands to hold the 2 pieces while the yellow Titebond glue dried. I used Saran wrap to keep the glue from attaching the 135 degree molding to the form.

I installed the 2 pieces today with no problems, and gave them a final coat of semi-gloss white after I filled the nail holes. It looks great!

There is probably an easier way to make this 135 degree molding, but my method worked.

If you want more info on making the 135 degree molding, see my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 09-24-2016 02:44 PM

nice work. necessity is the mother of invention


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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