The drawing shows my method for ending a run of baseboard at locations such as open stairwells, landings or uncased corners. Instead of using the typical vertical miter detail, which takes the baseboard profile into the wall, I turn it downward into the floor. Both methods hide the end grain, but I think mine does a better job of showing off the pattern of the base.
—Bob Brereton, Minneapolis, MN
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #121