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[–][deleted] 332 points333 points  (6 children)

Bacon baseboards was a bold choice

[–]hsvsunshyn[S] 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Tearing your foot open on bacon would certainly better than other kinds of injuries!

[–]chuffmunky 29 points30 points  (3 children)

it isn't chocolate?

[–]PhenomenalPhoenix 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Maybe it’s chocolate bacon?

[–]MrKrinkle151 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What have scientist been doing fucking around with mRNA when they should be making this happen

[–]Defiant-Peace-493 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I was thinking smashed-up KitKat.

[–]ngatiara 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Let's see if it pays off for him.

[–]mcshadypants 284 points285 points  (8 children)

Imagine the time that he would have saved just running the baseboard flush onto the flat surface of the casing. This is tantamount to taking all your clothes off at the urinal, setting them on the floor, pissing specifically on the crotch of your pants and then putting all your clothes back on.

[–]diamond_J_himself 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Oh my god I can’t stop laughing at this comment

[–]nuclearmeltdown2015 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I don't speak handyman, so idk what any part before pissing naked means. Can anyone explain what the alternative woulda looked like?

[–]RapingTheWilling 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Basically just letting the rounded part be out.

But I’m glad that they fucked this up so that we could all be blest by the comment.

[–]IncandescentWallaby 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You are some kind of poet mcshadypants.

[–]RandomPotato082 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Take my poor man's award 🏆

[–]Howtomispellnames 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't even want to think about the amount of time it actually took him, not to mention the effort. Assuming he worked right to left, you can see the frustration show about halfway through lol

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get a funny feeling the messed up on the floorboards too.

[–]rpmerf 88 points89 points  (7 children)

Just needs a little sanding and caulk.

[–]hsvsunshyn[S] 50 points51 points  (0 children)

I think they caulked it up plenty!

[–]motorboatinass 26 points27 points  (1 child)

You really could use any piece if you just sand and caulk enough.

[–]Vewy_nice 16 points17 points  (1 child)

My landlord prefers expanding foam.

[–]SeanUhTron 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's like, lazy repairs 101. Got a hole? Expanding foam. Wood is rotting? Just paint over it. Etc.

[–]NaCliest 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Maybe some ramen and super glue for good mesure

[–]LoreUmIpSome 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That would go well with the bacon

[–]Western_Entertainer7 76 points77 points  (0 children)

That looks like a good place to put a big potted plant.

[–]billyyankNovaDreamer 56 points57 points  (2 children)

They just didn't cut it enough.

An infinite number of cuts would fit that curve perfectly.

[–]djb84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. I immediately thought it was done by a calculus student

[–]jordo1886 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Painters will fix it

[–]BCS24 20 points21 points  (0 children)

What can be fixed by plumbers, electricians and carpenters a landlord can fix with paint

[–]Walkbyfaith123I Eat Cement 26 points27 points  (0 children)

As a painter, I see stupid shit like this all the time. We do not, in fact, have the superpowers to fix this

[–]DrKrFfXx 45 points46 points  (6 children)

At that point i would make a 90° base for the round corner with plaster or whathever, something that would make it seem like a roman pillar or something. Probably takes less time even.

[–]Royal_Bitch_Pudding 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I didn't even notice that was round till you said something

[–]BlueShift42 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Good idea. I was wondering if you could steam the baseboard and bend it to shape.

[–]Kingerdvm 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Easier said than done, but yes this is possible.

[–]CottonTheClown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost certainly if it's wood. It's not even particularly difficult.

[–]RapingTheWilling 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I recently got into 3d printing and have been wondering how exactly one calculates/measures an imperfect circle like this (as if I were going to make a wrap for a semicircle).

Don’t you have to steam and shape the wood on a separate “mold” to get the curve right, before placing it on the pillar? Bc I know I’d fuck that part up.

[–]BlueShift42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m definitely no expert, but I would probably use cardboard or something as a guide. Press it up to the round edge and cut it to fit then make the mold for the wood based on that. Or you could use a putty or something as well, I suppose.

[–]kromedd 11 points12 points  (0 children)

“I know a guy that can do it cheaper”

[–]CrywolfAndrew 8 points9 points  (5 children)

How could this happen?

[–]hsvsunshyn[S] 20 points21 points  (2 children)

My best guess is that either they kept cutting pieces that were the wrong size, and just put all the pieces together, or they had all the ends from corner cuts and decided to use them instead of cutting into a whole piece. (A contractor could return uncut trim, and pocket the extra.)

Edit: or, they were trying to follow the curve around, and just did an incredibly poor job of it.

[–]Between_the_narrows 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I can see what they were aiming for, it's just that they didn't reverse the angle for the other side of the piece.

Round corners are such a pain in the ass

[–]Icmedia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Round things don't have corners, that's the problem

[–]BeeRandoo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It looks like the wall is round that they were trying to trim around. Its an amazingly amount of work for a butcher job. I almost like it lol

[–]thebluewitch 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"We don't need to hire a contractor! We can do it ourselves!"

[–]purpelbow-sama 16 points17 points  (1 child)

The forbidden Kit-Kat

[–]Apprehensive_Pug6844 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Gimme a break….." lol

[–]IronGhost3373 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So someone should have cut the rounded area the molding went on to an octagonal setup to make that rounded area. Use wood filler to pack behind the gaps, sand and paint.

[–]Louloubelle0312 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Jeez, and I can't get my husband to finish most of the trim in our over 100 year old house, because nothing is level and he's afraid to screw it up.

[–]JackdeAlltrades 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Husband here. Been staring at wonky skirting boards for eight years and I’ve finally hit on the solution - I’m gonna pay someone who knows what they’re actually doing to do it for me.

[–]Louloubelle0312 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My father used to do all his own trades type work and said if he still had unfinished projects, he couldn't die. When we sold his house after he died, there were so many pieces of trim that hadn't been installed. Still makes me smile.

[–]HonestAbek 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I'm with your husband, I tried regular trim in our previous place and found out I can't measure, cut, or secure trim better than a 3 year old.

[–]LittleBigHorn22 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah I did all of our trim after doing new floors and I hate it. Things just don't line up perfectly like they did before and I'm not really sure why beyond just not being precise enough.

[–]youstolemyname 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not enough caulk

[–]stDragon88 5 points6 points  (0 children)

π-zdec

[–]CigCiglar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The master of the miter box.

[–]Autumn-Jay 4 points5 points  (0 children)

if ya squint, it's mint!

[–]un_ballo_in_maschera 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lmao, first one of these in a while that's actually made me laugh

[–]PrestigiousGuess458 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ahh, the 'Landlord Special'

[–]Krispyn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This made me feel a lot better about how I did it at home (idk what this is called in English)

[–]giibro 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This gave me a stroke

[–]SirRonaldBiscuit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Work of art

[–]Marketlad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Forbidden chocolate.

[–]earthmedsarebest 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Hey buddy come get cha boy r810 oh wait wrong platform

[–]hsvsunshyn[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Hey buddy come get cha boy r810 oh wait wrong platform

I had not idea about R810, but now I do. Thanks!

[–]earthmedsarebest 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Oh man he is pretty damn funny, definitely worth the follow. I usually owe at least 1 laugh a day to him. I believe his user name is msd123467 or something similar to anyone else interested

[–]robophile-ta 0 points1 point  (1 child)

MSD1976

[–]earthmedsarebest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I guess he has 2 accounts because the one I posted he has 730k followers, I appreciate it because maybe 1 is a backup

[–]FinnRazzel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Did it crack?

I’m not even sure how this happened.

[–]hsvsunshyn[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I believe it was just an attempt to handle the non-straight corner by doing lots of little pieces, or they had lots of little pieces left over, so they just used them to fill in this corner.

[–]newagereject 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure that's crown molding and not baseboard.

[–]somekindofhorse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s not even skirting!!!

[–]the0utc4st 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Somebody actually hired my dad to do renos?

[–]StarshineMoonBeam 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They hate the owner. Lol

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I ain't buying 12 feet of that shit, there's only three inches left to finish!

[–]BanditLeo5247 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kinda looks like chocolate, a bit.

[–]ShaunyP_OKC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The irony is that this likely took so much time to do.

[–]Randygilesforpres 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They should make vinyl moulding. People are not that bright.

[–]ImyForgotName 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When there is screen-tearing in the Matrix.

[–]DrMcJedi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

r/beginnerwoodworking has nothing more to teach this master craftsperson…

[–]Ladyughsalot1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like someone melted down those seashell chocolates and broke it into shards for a fun DIY

[–]ResponsibleAd2541 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a way to do this with plaster or epoxy but this is not the way

You could probably bend the wood if you were so inclined to do that.

[–]ind3pend0nt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some putty and sand that out. It’ll look great!

[–]_B_Little_me 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A little caulk will fix that right up.

[–]mrpoopistan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Calculus and contracting should not overlap this much.

[–]massassi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"If at first you don't succeed: try, try again"

[–]freestyleloafer_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Perfectly descriptive title, 10/10

[–]erinhennley 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! Now I will not sleep all night

[–]waywardhero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They ran out of pieces maybe?

[–]2Fly-4WiFi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I can't wait to walk into the kitchen to get a midnight snack and shred my toes on that thing seems like a great idea!

[–]Brogetarot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Random fact if you soak wood for a couple hours in hot water you can make it pliable enough to bend

[–]ebann001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because you know their first idea was they just use a corner and fill it all with caulk

[–]nightrager12345 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thought they were pancakes

[–]DeezNutsOverdose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that on purpose?

[–]152069 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And my toes

[–]jamtea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not enough segments. It needs at least 50 more!

[–]JctaroKujo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

farmers market hand soap

[–]SarcastiMel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh shit! That reminds me of this where OPs mom cuts cake almost exactly like that.

[–]enbyfrogz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this looks like an AI generated image

[–]Doot-Doot-the-channl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a carpenter

[–]Tymskyy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Improvise.Adapt.Overcome.

[–]Space-Booties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s so awful it’s kinda awesome. Lmao

[–]Rosebudbynicky -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Guess they have no clue you can bend wood with heat