Bed Molding

A molding in an angle, as between the overhanging cornice or eaves of a building and the sidewalls, is called the bed molding. Bed moldings are used where the walls and the ceilings meet. They can either be plain or sprung.

Molding is a strip of material with various cross sections used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration. It traditionally is made from solid milled wood or plaster but may be made from plastic or reformed wood.

In classical architecture and sculptures, the bed molding is often carved in marble or other stones.

The Theory of Molding

Moldings are a means of applying a light and dark shaded stripe to a structure or object without having to change the material or apply pigment. The contrast of dark and light areas gives definition to the object.

Varieties of common moldings include:

  • Astragal
  • Bato
  •  Bead molding
  • Bed molding
  • Cable molding
  • Casing
  • Echinus
  • Keel molding
  • Neck molding
  • Scotia
  • Screen molding

There are plenty more varieties of molding. Pick and choose what is the right bed molding for you.