Basement Ledge

Old 02-25-04, 03:32 PM
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Basement Ledge

I am the process of putting up trim in my lookout basement and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for me on what kind of material to use on top of the ledge that runs alond the outside walls. My first thought was to use 1" X 6" red oak for on top of the ledge, but I was curious if there is less expensive alternative (other than drywall) that still will look nice.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Old 02-26-04, 01:57 PM
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Have you looked at the yellow or white pine and stain them up to what you want . Have done it, came out good .Better than dry wall when you set stuff on it and over hang it like a shelf. ED
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I have just finished dealing with this exact scenario. I bought 1 inch thick MDF board. Home Depot sold it in super long lengths so I didn't even have to have any continuous seams. It was already rounded, and it paints up great. A carpenter told me about the stuff and it seemed the cheapest way to go...
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I've seen some laminated oak at HD for a fair price. $6 for a 10' 1x10. The MDF is also a good idea.
Old 05-14-04, 03:08 AM
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In the process of doing mine , using clear fir 1x6 . Not really a cheap way to go either .

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