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coving

1. Coves.
2. Vertical outward curve of an exterior wall, esp. to meet eaves or a jetty.
3. A concave molding along a rood beam to support a loft or gallery.
4. The curved or splayed jambs of a fireplace which narrows toward the back.
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If you have coving in some rooms, this is the best indication of the style, or your neighbours' homes may have original coving you can copy.
The modern trend of knocking two rooms into one can result in there being coving in one half of the new room and not the other, which is where matching an original design in this way becomes invaluable.
The best way to join two pieces of coving together is by cutting an external mitre on the left-hand piece and an internal mitre on the right-hand piece and then slide them together.
Where coving pieces meet in a corner, the ends will need to be cut to a specific angle.
The following guide applies broadly to all types of coving but it's important to read the manufacturer's instructions before you start as materials may vary.
It may be necessary to cut a stopped end for places where the coving must come to an end -around windows and doors that areceiling height, for example.
Coving should be applied before you decorate a room.
If you have coving in some rooms and not others, this is the best indication of style, or your neighbours' homes may have original coving you can copy.
Always use the adhesive recommended for the coving you''ve chosen and have some panel pins to hand because you may need them to keep the coving up while the adhesive dries.
If the room you're tackling is large and has high ceilings, it can obviously take wider, more elaborate coving, while a smaller room with low or normalheight ceilings will be better suited to narrower, plainer coving.
Ideally, coving should be applied before you decorate a room.