Hi guys! Remember when I built the barn door and planked the wall in my BIG hallway? A lot of you asked what I was going to do with those ugly corners? I said I’d deal with those later?
Well it’s later! Since I just framed in my new office and need to finish that wall, it’s time to decide what to do to make this look pretty.
I originally intended to cover the corners with “corner trim”. HOWEVER, since the planks are 3/4″ thick, the corner trim would have to be gigantic to cover both sides and the empty corner. I purchased some stock corner trim thinking I’d just slap it up and be done but it’s 3/4″ x 3/4″ so only covers one end leaving a big gap on one side or the other. I was then thinking I’d create my own custom, corner trim but never did so it’s looked like this for a long time…
I THINK I’ve decided to NOT have horizontal planks on the small side wall so I yanked those off and had to pull out 100 nails because I had to clean up the uneven ends on the plank wall I’m leaving in place.
I had to pull the nails because I wanted to make sure I didn’t hit any with my sawblade. I knew that was going to be tricky because I really need a straight edge to get a really straight cut, especially when cutting vertically.
Turns out the door casing was located EXACTLY the perfect distance from the end of the wall to be my guide! Happy awesome, perfect luck like that that NEVER happens — but it did! (almost perfect and close enough for me to cover with my corner piece!)
Since I can now use my corner trim piece those places where it “tore out” don’t even matter. WOOHOO! I mean–right? Perfect luck for an “in place”, perfectly placed circular saw guide!
I couldn’t cut the entire length with the circular saw so I pulled out my trusty oscillating multi-tool for the rest.
And that was the perfect opportunity to do a quick video for those that aren’t familiar with this tool.
I still have to cover the ends but at least now the planks are even.
It looks a lot better already! Don’t ya’ think?