Making your own trim


Old 10-30-04, 12:20 PM
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Making your own trim

I've remodeled my living and dining room and need to trim it out. The old molding I don't like and doesn't match the era of the house. My house was built in 1915 or so. I want to make my own baseboards, without spending a fortune on it. The upstairs trim is about 6" wide with a triim piece on top of it??

Has anyone make their own baseboards? Any suggestions would be great!

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Old 10-30-04, 03:18 PM
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Go for it, there are any number of trim pieces that can be successfully combined and for any number of applications, such as crowm, as well as base.
Old 10-30-04, 05:44 PM
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My baseboards, circa 1939, are 8 inch with an ogee trim piece on top. The base is solid wood. You should be able to find a custom molding shop in your town to make the trim piece from a standard knife profile, with any luck. You might well be able to get the square base there, too.

If you have a table saw and a decent router, you could make your own. The first hurdle is to decide if buying a cutter for the trim piece is as economical as having a small run made or bought from somewhere.

Here is one site of molding profiles.

Here is a how to site on molding cutting and modification.

Hope this helps.

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