Moldings feature in three main areas of the home:
- • ceiling moldings that conceal the gap between the ceiling and the wall
• door and window moldings that trim gaps between windows, doors and surrounding walls, and
• base moldings that conceal gaps between floors and walls.
Because molding is most commonly joined at 90º angles, it stands to reason that most joints will be cut at 45º. Miter cutting molding is the simplest and most efficient way to cut moldings and join them at corners so that it all appears seamless. What mitering effectively means is to cut two pieces of wood at an angle that is equal to half of that of the corner angle.