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Use casing for baseboards, door trim...everywhere

Old 09-21-22, 08:40 AM
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Use casing for baseboards, door trim...everywhere

I am remodelling a flip house. I came a cross a great deal for 5/8"x2"x14ft at $7 each casing. I need about 380ft, for baseboards and doors. I know the trend is to install these huge baseboards but I am wondering if the casing above is now considered a no go, old fashioned, screams cheap, etc. My house is a 1989 build and has the same casing size through out but 2-1/4" instead of the 2" above. Looks fine to me but I am wondering about the above casing. Just have to paint it and I have plenty paint.

Old 09-21-22, 09:19 AM
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IMO, using casing as baseboard is gross.

Going narrower you will have old paint lines around all your trim that will show through the new paint and make it obvious the trim used to be wider.

I wouldn't do it.
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If you want to keep cost down I would consider using plain boards for your baseboards to give a height that would look good. Then you could add your super buy molding on top or somewhere on the face as a detail or buy some simple molding like quarter round to put some detail on the plain baseboards.
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I don't care for casing used for baseboard, don't like the look. If I was to use it I think I'd nail up a 1x2 first and then nail the casing on top of the 1x2, that will give you another 1.5" in height.
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