How to cut skirting board to fit furniture panels

Cutting skirting board for furniture panel

Have you ever gone to install furniture flush to the wall, but the skirting board gets in the way? It’s a frustrating problem tradespeople face and depending on how you tackle it, what should be a professional finish can quickly turn ugly. Fortunately, SMART have developed a multi-tool accessory that can quickly get you out of trouble. Introducing the 32mm Rapid Wood blade.

What is the 32mm Rapid Wood blade?

The Rapid Wood Blade is an award-winning multi-tool blade designed to cut timber, hardwoods and laminate flooring. This blade will cut faster, neater and deeper than any other wood blade. Plus, its curved tooth design provides maximum precision when starting a cut. With a 32mm blade that has a blade depth of 67mm, this blade makes light work of cutting through 2” timber.

For example, when you need to fix a wardrobe flush to the wall against a skirting board, one option is to bolt the wardrobe to the wall. While this is an effective solution, you will still be left with an unattractive gap in the middle. However, by simply using the Rapid Wood blade you can quickly and easily cut the relevant section of the skirting board to create a perfect fit.

How to cut skirting boards to fit furniture

  1. Mark measurements

Use a pencil to mark the relevant section on the skirting board that needs removing.

  1. Attach the blade to your multi-tool

When you are ready to make your cut, attach the Rapid Wood blade to your multi-tool.

  1. Cut the skirting board

Starting at the bottom of the skirting board, run the Rapid Wood blade against your pencil mark until the section is removed.

Want to learn more? Check out our video below as we demonstrate how to cut skirting boards to fit for furniture panels. Find your local SMART stockist to grab the Rapid Wood blade today!

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