The Home Stretch
You'll probably have to cut the last board lengthwise, called ripping, to fit along the wall. Use a circular or sabre saw. Then slip the board into place and face-nail it to the joists (photo 6).
Finish by hiding the gaps around the ceiling with decorative molding. Flat moldings—door stop, base cap, cove—are easiest to install because you don't have to cut tricky compound angles or coped joints. But crown molding (photo 7) provides a more elegant, classic appearance.
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