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Dress up Corners With Handmade Plinth Blocks

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
Here is what they look like installed, prior to being caulked & painted. As you can see I made inside & outside corners
I started by gluing two2 3/4" MDF panels together.
I clamped them together to get a tight mend.
Then I sliced them on my table saw into 1-1/2" blocks
I then routered the edges to give them a finished look.
They were then sanded to clean up the saw blade marks and router imperfections
I laid them out to be sealed
Here they are being primed so they can accept paint without swelling.
Here is how the sample looked after the primer dried on the first one.
  • Jeanette Jacobs
    Jeanette Jacobs
    on Feb 11, 2016

    Love these...

  • Mechelle
    Mechelle Dayton, OH
    on Feb 11, 2016


  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Feb 11, 2016

    Such a nice update!

  • Nancy A. Creese
    Nancy A. Creese Baltimore, MD
    on Feb 11, 2016

    home depot has something like this.. we used them when my hubby didn't know how to miter cut... I used to call them soldiers... they stood straight and tall..lol. But we used them in all all corners... made it easier..

  • Hope Williams
    Hope Williams Thomasville, GA
    on Feb 11, 2016

    Oh I love these! I've seen them but was not willing to pay that much for just one. $6+ You did San amazing job with these!

    • Brett Lipton
      Brett Lipton New York, NY
      on Feb 11, 2016

      @Hope Williams Exactly what I was thinking, no way I was going to spend $300 when I can do it myself, exactly the way I wanted, for 3% of the price.

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