Open a compass or scribe to match the largest gap between the cedar board and the baseboard or floor, then lock it in position. Run the point of the scribe along the baseboard, letting the pencil draw on the cedar board.
This will transfer the slope to the wood. Clamp the board securely to a work surface. Using a jigsaw, rip the board along the scribe line. Dry-fit the board to check the cut.
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2- or 4- foot level
Compass or square
Jigsaw to trim cedar planks
Pneumatic brad nailer and compressor (rents for about $55 a day)
Miter box and handsaw to cut molding
Coping saw to fit molding at the corners
Order online or through home centers. Choose lengths that will eliminate the need for joints, or use smaller boards for a patterned look
2. CEDAR MOLDING
to cover gaps at the top, bottom, and corners of the closet. Most manufacturers make cove molding to act as crown and to cover gaps at the floor. Optional corner bead will hide seams between walls
3. 18-GAUGE BRAD-POINT PIN NAILS
for use with a pneumatic brad nailer
to give additional wall adhesion and keep boards from bowing