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Dress up Corners With Handmade Plinth Blocks

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Corner molding never looked clean to me, so I made 50+ of these to dress up my room's inside and outside corners! Similar off the rack products sol for $5.00 each, I made 50 of them for less than $9.00
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $9 Difficulty: Medium
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
Here is what they look like installed, prior to being caulked & painted. As you can see I made inside & outside corners
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
I started by gluing two2 3/4" MDF panels together.
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
I clamped them together to get a tight mend.
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
Then I sliced them on my table saw into 1-1/2" blocks
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
I then routered the edges to give them a finished look.
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
They were then sanded to clean up the saw blade marks and router imperfections
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
I laid them out to be sealed
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
Here they are being primed so they can accept paint without swelling.
  • dress up corners with handmade plinth blocks, home maintenance repairs, wall decor, woodworking projects
Here is how the sample looked after the primer dried on the first one.
  • Diana Deiley
    Diana Deiley Nokomis, FL

    Nice. I like the polished look on a poor man's budget. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful idea. It will make my job easier here at home when we do our floors.

  • Patty
    Patty Hodgenville, KY

    You are just amazing. First I read about your gorgeous floors then I see this. Wow, I just love those corners I have never seen any I like as much as yours. Great job.

    • Brett Lipton
      Brett Lipton New York, NY

      @patty Thank you. It was truly a handy-man fixer upper when I got it. I have big plans, though, I just need to find more time to make my dream home dreams come true.

  • Patty
    Patty Hodgenville, KY

    I have no doubt it will be your dream home one day. You definitely have the skills to make it happen, but it does take time and even if you do it yourself it still takes money, but you will get there, you already have a great start.

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH

    Awesome, thx for sharing.

  • Joan
    Joan Canada

    Looks great :)

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