What is this moulding called?


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Old 10-21-21, 12:04 PM
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What is this moulding called?

I like to build a towel dispenser with moulding and I like this style/profile but I don't know what it's called. Any help is much appreciated.

 

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I would say they used crown molding which is typically around the top of a room where the walls meet the ceiling.
 
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Old 10-21-21, 02:06 PM
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That's not a typical single moulding that you will find anywhere. We also don't know the size of any of it.
 
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I would say they used crown molding which is typically around the top of a room where the walls meet the ceiling.
 
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Another regional thing, we call it Cove!
 
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There is no profile that exactly matches it because that product (which is found on Amazon dot com) is made from ABS plastic, not wood, which explains the odd rounded shape of that top part.

If you pictured it as being made from 2 separate pieces, the top portion (top third) is cove-like, but is not cove. Cove is concave and the top piece looks kind of like what a piece of cove would look like if you sanded the heck out of it and rounded the top and bottom corners of the cove so that they were convex. That would give it the convex rounded / concave (cove) / convex rounded look that is shown on the top third in the photo.

The bottom (bottom 2/3) shape resembles what is known by trim carpenters as "Plant moulding" but I suspect it is larger scale than most plant mouldings are. Some chair rail profiles have the shape of the bottom half, but you would need to modify them (run it through a table saw) to get it to look closer to the way the bottom 2/3 looks.

If you were going to try to make something that looked similar (but not exact) I'd say it would be easiest if you just found a crown moulding profile that you liked. But the spring angle appears to be too steep to use just any crown moulding. It is more steep than either a 45/45 or 52/38 crown moulding, the 2 most common angles.
 
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Thanks for all the responses. I would've purchased this from Amazon if it's real hardwood but it's not. I'm not looking for exactly the same, it's just something similar or more decorative than a plain flat piece of wood. I found a bunch of similar moulding from Menards but they're not hardwood and way too expensive.
 
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Hardwood moldings and inexpensive won't be in the same sentence.
You can stain pine or whatever the cheaper wood is to the same color as the hardwood you want to match.
 
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Hardwood moldings and inexpensive won't be in the same sentence.
That pretty much goes for anything "wood".

Some time last year I recall a standard 2x4x8 was over $7, they are now down to around $3.50. Long gone are the days of 99 cent 2x4's.

You can always use cheaper MDF material. It's no where as durable but for that application that would probably work especially being painted.
 
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Thanks, guys! I'll see what I come up with all your suggestions. I will have to glue two pieces together to have something similar to those Polyurethane Crown Moulding I linked in my post or the image I got from Amazon. Thanks again!
 
 

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