How to Bend Trim Around a Curved Surface

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hey David merch again at house Barry mr.

cop today we're going to show you how to

curve molding multi trimmer around a

curved surface when you show you how to

do a job and save a lot of money in the


upstairs in in the other staircase came

with already pre bent wood molding

yeah this is the staircase I was talking

about it came with molding that was this

is wood and it was bent if this whole

staircase was shipped in is in one piece

and so from the factory came with this

this molding that was already steamed

bent and we don't have the opportunity

to to bend wood with steam so we're left

with two different options and that

would be to take a piece of wood and cut

the back side of it kerf cut it all

right in the backside to make it so it's

a little a little more flexible to bend

it around there or what we've elected to

do is use a piece of PVC trim and use a

blowtorch and kind of get the PVC trim

hot enough then we can bend around the

curve and accomplish the same the same

look alright so we're going to use this

you can see this this is a PVC tram it's

an outdoor tram which the PVC makes it

has a wood look to it and it's real nice

but because it's PPC it should Bend

if I get too close it scorches it if

this is the back no one's going to see

it but nonetheless I don't have to smell

it so much oh yeah definitely do this in

a room that has a ventilation because

it's Ed stinks

they've been at this a few minutes it

just takes it's very slow but it's doing

the job you can see you know it gets

scorched but it sets up pretty quick and

you know it's no worries


okay I think we're there I think it's

we'll take it in well it's still pretty

pliable take it make sure got shepherd's

crook here so long as it doesn't snap

feels it still feels pretty pliable I

think that'll do the trick

let's go see all right so we got this

post event and now I just want to free

fit it get it as close as we can so

we're looking like about two inches to

get to touching so let's take a couple

inches off here that would get me a

little closer there this is a this

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yeah I think a little more bending yeah

a little more bending I think we're

gonna bend it over here a little more

that sides decent so we're gonna Bend

here all right let's go do it


all right so I'm closer now and I can

see right here I need to have a lot of

soft spot about here to be able to tuck

this one in a little more and then it's

tight here and I'm going to go ahead and

and do a little more bending right here

all right I've been working in the

garage and when I'm look torching it

it's it's the flame is being fought by

the cold temperature in the garage it's

like 25 outside so I want to see if I

can help heat this whole entire thing up

and give it a little little more

softness I don't want to stick it in the

fire I'm just trying to get it warm and

the heat that comes out of here is

pretty pretty substantial so that's it's

all about experimentation so we're just

giving it a shot

amazingly this is doing a whole lot

better job than the blowtorching because

it's getting it's getting very pliable

see how it's and I'm just letting the

overall thing heat up and I think what

we'll do is we're gonna run downstairs

before it gets set and we'll have a lot

better shot at this okay we're pretty

we're pretty well in there kinda about

as tight as I can get it and I'm hoping

the screws gonna pull it tighter now we

could have done kerf cuts all these

little cuts in here and bent this easier

a little maybe even a little easier the

problem is we wanted a fairly smooth

clean top and so we elected to try to

use heat to do it he thought would work

like a dream but we don't own one so

we're using the fireplace the very place

actually worked really well above the

fireplace not in it anyway

we've got pretty tight so I'm just gonna

apply some screws here hopefully pull it

tight here first and then either side

and we should be done we're gonna change

screws we were having problems because

there's no threads on the top of this

screw and so it was just spinning and so

now we've got a screw to head spreads

all the way to the top and that's

alright we finished up the project as

you can see it turned out real real nice

it just took a lot of patience in

getting it in getting it bent and using

heats the secret front probably a more

intense with slow heat like like a heat

gun would be the perfect trick but we

did good with what we had this is a

luxury vinyl plank floor and you're

supposed to have a quarter inch gap

around everything for expansion and

contraction well that looks really ugly

that's why we did this piece of trim and

bending around the curve was was clearly

a little bit of a challenge but it's

actually very doable and dressed up the

the bottom of the staircase quite nicely

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