Cutting Skirting Boards: How to Master Mitre Cuts at Corners

Cutting skirting board with a mitre saw
(Image credit: Luke Arthur Wells)

Cutting skirting boards is one of the most challenging elements of fitting them during a renovation, but it's still well within the means of a capable DIYer with the right tools. 

In theory, cutting them to size before installing and painting skirting boards should be a simple job, but to ensure a perfect finish, precision is important. This extends not only to ensuring the angle of mitres are right, but to keeping your skirting boards looking good once they're installed. Certain ways of cutting skirting boards lend themselves better to resisting cracks if there's movement, for example. 

Luke Arthur Wells

Luke Arthur Wells is an award-winning interiors blogger and stylist. His blog has been one of Vuelio's top 10 interior blogs for four years running, and he recently won the Best Creative Skill category at the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Luke has worked with some of the UK's biggest brands, from John Lewis and Made to Farrow & Ball and B&Q. He's a big DIYer, and loves coming up with creative woodwork projects for his home, a Victorian terrace renovation in Essex.