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I live in a davis home.  On the wall where my picture is on each side of the window, they used a 2 in wide by about 3/8 inch piece of wood from the ceiling to the floor. What it causes is the wall under the windows sticks out about 3/8 inch from the walls on either side of it.l I am wanting to install 8 inch milled vinyl baseboard and quarter round but don't know how to handle those uneven areas.  Also, I am using corner shaped vinyl for the corners because this base isn't cheap and I don't want to waste any if I don't have to.  How would I handle the quarter round there.  If you know of any you tube videos addressing these issues, that would be helpful.

Thanks

You might want to clue us in (post #207518, reply #1 of 3)

You might want to clue us in as to what a "Davis home" is.  It sounds like some sort of kit or manufactured home, but Google doesn't find anythiing.

WIthout seeing your situation or getting a clearer definition, I gather than this is a vertical piece of wood that projects from the wall about 3/8".  You want to apply baseboard but don't know how to treat that area.  And I'm guessing that the baseboard is thicker than 3/8".  (It would help to know how thick.)

You have a few options.  Probably simplest is to get a piece of wood about 2" by 1/2" by maybe 9 inches (roughly an inch taller than the baseboard) and "laminate" it to the bottom of the projecting wood piece (glue & nail).  Paint to match.  You'd probably want to cut the top at an angle vs square, so it slopes into the room a bit.  This would make the projecting wood piece thicker than your baseboard, then you could "dead end" the baseboard at the wood piece without having the edge of the baseboard project.

You could then either leave the baseboard off of the projecting piece, or apply a small piece of baseboard to it.

Another option is to trim the projecting wood piece flush and carry the baseboard across it, but you'd have to devise some sort of treatment at the top, since the baseboard presumably would be thinner than 3/8" there.

You could gouge out the back of the baseboard so that it would fit over the projecting piece, but that would require some tools and skills you likely don't have.


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uneven wall (post #207518, reply #2 of 3)

A Davis home is a construction company from back in the fifties to eighties I think in the midwest.  The stuff Im using isn't very thick.  I don't think it is even a quarter of an inch thick.  I am going to post pics on each side of the window.  On one side you will see the material I am using but the actual piece I am using is 8 inches tall...this is a sample piece.  Anyway this piece is jutted up against the piece that sticks out.  On the other picture of the other side, on left you can see how the wall is uneven with that piece of wood.  The baseboard is up against the wall ending where the wood is sticking out about 3/8 inch. I'm sorry, I'm not a carpenter so I don't really know any better way to describe it.  I am wondering if I might be able to take off that piece under the window to even it up.  That is a piece of wood that I suspect they put there in place of drywall because the original windows were aluminum and notorious for sweating and ruining drywall.  I don't know if this was put over drywall or if the actuall studs come out that far.  Am I making any sense at all?  I know what my brain is thinking just not sure the translation is an actual depiction of the picture in my brain. LOL  Well, any advice appreciated.  Thanks

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uneven wall (post #207518, reply #3 of 3)

A Davis home is a construction company from back in the fifties to eighties I think in the midwest.  The stuff Im using isn't very thick.  I don't think it is even a quarter of an inch thick.  I am going to post pics on each side of the window.  On one side you will see the material I am using but the actual piece I am using is 8 inches tall...this is a sample piece.  Anyway this piece is jutted up against the piece that sticks out.  On the other picture of the other side, on left you can see how the wall is uneven with that piece of wood.  The baseboard is up against the wall ending where the wood is sticking out about 3/8 inch. I'm sorry, I'm not a carpenter so I don't really know any better way to describe it.  I am wondering if I might be able to take off that piece under the window to even it up.  That is a piece of wood that I suspect they put there in place of drywall because the original windows were aluminum and notorious for sweating and ruining drywall.  I don't know if this was put over drywall or if the actuall studs come out that far.  Am I making any sense at all?  I know what my brain is thinking just not sure the translation is an actual depiction of the picture in my brain. LOL  Well, any advice appreciated.  Thanks