by Jesse WrightFloors are rarely perfectly straight and flat, so it's lucky that on most of our trim jobs we use shoe moldings when running baseboard. But occasionally a customer wants the clean look of shoeless base, so we end up scribing to get a tight fit at the floor. It's more work than installing shoe molding, but we've learned to speed up the process with a combination of old-fashioned carpentry and modern tools.Lasers. For starters, we use a Stabila LD 400 digital laser measure, which is faster and far more accurate than a tape measure - within 1/32 inch....

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