Trim Moulding Ideas (or education)

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Topic by AnthonyC posted 09-15-2011 02:00 PM 3951 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2011 02:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: colonial moulding

Hi All,
I’m doing a kitchen/great room renovation. Our house is a relatively new (late 70’s), but it has a farmhouse/saltbox/colonial thing going. Not a standard rectangle and definitely has a more rustic feel than the Federal or Georgian colonials.

Previous owner put paneling in the family room (now part of the great room), so I have to tear that down and redo all the trim in the room.

I’m sick of the standard “colonial” casing and the boring ogee baseboard that the box stores sell. But I’m having a hard time finding good resources about what might look good, be period appropriate (for the style, not the 70’s :-)

Any thoughts or references would be appreciated!


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09-15-2011 10:15 PM

Go to a mill shop and look at the profiles they have available. You might find something you really like.

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09-16-2011 09:12 PM

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09-22-2011 12:21 AM

I have seen excellent articles in trade “rags” covering exactly what you are asking. One within the past year was in Fine Homebuilding showing how to use simple stock trims in combinations to create awesome looking “custom” trim. They ranged from Arts/Crafts style to some Colonial types.

I would just grab a piece of 1×4 or 1×6 and play with laying on some of your scrap trim moldings to see if you can find one that suits your taste. Basically, continue to “thing outta the box” and bet you can find a fit.

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09-23-2011 02:16 AM

the best looking mouldings are always made from a combination of profiles. run your own out of 5/4 poplar and everyone will be asking you where you got it!

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09-26-2011 08:23 AM

One of the classic home remodeling tips is to maximize resale value by spending your money “where the water is”. This means kitchens and bathrooms. Also, having a good trim carpenter install fine crown molding, etc. can really dress up your house.

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Education is very important for all creative professions because without training and practice they will not develop and then remain at the same level. While learning something new, new and cool ideas begin to appear in the head, which young specialists can develop and implement. Therefore, if you are tired of monotony, then visit various new coffee shops, art exhibitions and museums. Walk around the city, go to all corners of the area. All these different, but cool places can give birth to new and cool ideas in your head. There are also different design courses, maybe you can pick up some ideas there. I know what I’m talking about, because I always teach something new, to keep up with trends and improve my skills. I am a writer, and I can say that I also have a creative profession. Of course, most of the tasks are just students’ help, but even here I can show myself. I am from Canada, so I am inspired by local cities and nature. I help students on a paper where they can pay someone to write their thesis. You can read more on the Internet and order any written help. Therefore, education is an important thing.

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