How To Install Wainscoting Around Corners


A few pointers in making Corners around Wainscoting

Depending on whether or not you have a table saw that will cut at a 45-degree angle, the mitered joint will give you the best results.  If you don't have this saw available, then the butt joint method will still give you reasonable results.  There are basically two types of corners, 3a - outside corner and 3b - inside corner. In either case, we recommend that you glue the joints in place with the proper wood glue.

The two images below show a cross-section of both methods.  The big advantage of the miter joint is that it allows a greater surface area for the glue.  Secondly, although it may be harder to cut, it is much easier to sand down and totally hide the seam.

The butt joint method will work just as well but allow a little more time to sand down the seam.

If you still see a slight seam, don't feel bad, not all walls are at 90-degree angles.  A little spackling or caulking is all it takes.