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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:09 pm 
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Hi there

I have been fitting tongue and groove cladding in my house
my way of doing it would probably have you experts choking in your tea
basically i'm painting it white, cheap cladding, no more nails and away I go
I am doing my hall stairs and landing, downstairs and upstairs are looking great, the cladding painted white and a nice bit of natural wood decorative beading with a light stain on top and at the bottom, covers a multitude of sins, now here is the rub
I want to fit it to my wall to the left opposite my staircase, any hints or tips on how best to get my angles to cut top and bottom?
i'm thinking a plumb line for my first piece at the bottom and mark out an even line all the way up the wall
am I way off here?
any words of wisdom anybody has would be so much appreciated, the rest of it despite the cowboy approach honestly looks fantastic and I would hate to spoil the whole thing now with a botch up
cheers guys

scott


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Get the first length completely plumb and then find the angle to the staircase stringer with a sliding bevel. Once you have the correct angle it will be the same all the way up the stairs, (it could change if there are any landings, but each section will be consistent).

If you want to get really professional, there will be a regular *diminish* for the length of each subsequent piece, (as long as the ceiling is level).

A small scotia moulding would look OK at the top and cover any slight length discrepancies.

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You could always try a spirit level to mark your true plumb on the wall, then a sliding bevel to transfer the angle between plumb (vertical) and the top of the stringer onto the timbers you need to cut

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thanks for your advice guys, now to research what a sliding bevel is and how to use it lol

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absolutely superb, deary me it's always the simple wee tools
how I could have used one of these a multitude of times down the years
thanks to Amazon prime got one coming tomorrow
thanks a million guys, this is now my new fav website

cheers again

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