Painter’s Tape to the Rescue
Having an early career as a furniture and cabinetmaker, I was excited to be making cabinets and installing all of the trim in my home remodel after retiring from another career. My 1915 rock home needed scribed door trim, and it had to fit against a rock wall. I couldn’t use a 1/4 ” piece of wood, nor could I use the actual pine piece as a template because the rock edge was too rough. I used a 3/4 ” piece of MDF as a template to rough scribe the edge, but it needed more detail. It also had to sit exactly in place so the reveal was the same all the way around on the clean edge. Holding the MDF in place I added pieces of painter’s tape to create the perfect scribe. I then transferred the pattern to the back of the pine trim and bevelled the back to clear the rock. The trim went in easily.
Tape for scribe edge, front side. Ellen Ryan
Back side of template. Ellen Ryan
Trim at top of door. Ellen Ryan
Entire door trim. Ellen Ryan
Top right corner of trim. Ellen Ryan