A Lesson In Coping How To Join Trim
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A job with moldings that meet at multiple inside corners offers many opportunities to practice coping.This reception desk, which I built several years ago for the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana, is a good example.
(Photo: Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio) I've long been struck by the aptness of our English word 'cope' - 'I just can't cope,' 'I'm barely coping' - in light of its meaning in a woodworker's lexicon.Sure, some of us may use the word when describing our emotional state, but more often we use it to denote a technique for joining two pieces of trim or molding where they meet at an inside corner.
A conventional inside miter joint, made by mitering the end of each piece, then glued and held together with an Ulmia miter clamp until dry There's nothing wrong with joining two pieces of baseboard or crown molding by means of a miter, but a coping joint is an elegant solution that's more likely to look good as wooden parts move over time.
The word cope comes from the French verb couper, which originally meant to strike (as in hitting) but in modern times has shifted to mean to cut.Among the definitions given by...