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Help me find/make what wife wants...

by cracknpop
posted 02-10-2018 07:56 PM

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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-10-2018 08:10 PM

Rick – what is your wifes level of flexibility in the profile design and size ???

that looks like a wide version of chair rail or maybe modified cove molding.
“skirting board” is another term used in conjunction with chair rail and moldings.
I bet you can find it or something similar at your Big Box Stores.
you will probably wind up with an 8 foot length which will cover all your future matching projects.
or online:


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#2 posted 02-10-2018 08:14 PM

^^^They likely wont have anything that big, John.

Take a look at what Rayner Rinn sells.

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#3 posted 02-10-2018 08:16 PM

I’d start by looking at your local homecenter for architectural mouldings. Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

As an example, HD has these:

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#4 posted 02-10-2018 08:20 PM

This type of part is a small segment from a large molding, your best and cheapest option is to make a profile template, cut on the band saw and refine by hand, no arguing with the wife about similar parts or changing the design….. know about this….

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#5 posted 02-10-2018 08:30 PM

Somebody on here probably has a bunch of
molding planes and could make a couple
feet of that in a couple of hours.

I would probably do what Mario suggests,
assuming you have a band saw friendly
to making the cut. Half-round files can
remove the saw marks and refine the shape.

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#6 posted 02-10-2018 08:36 PM

I d start by looking at your local homecenter for architectural mouldings. Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

- knotscott

I agree with Scott. HD/Lowes has enough of a variety in stock and you might consider combining one or more profiles to get the look you want. Bring your better-half along and have her make the decisions. Then, all you have to do is cut and glue.

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#7 posted 02-10-2018 08:45 PM

Take a look at what Rayner Rinn sells.

- Luthierman

Jesse, thanks for the link. Didn’t see a chair rail I thought I could use. HOWEVER, there are a couple crown moulding profiles that might work if trim the edges. Lets see what my wife thinks….

John and knotscot, I will look at what local ‘blue box’ has on hand. Thanks for suggestion.
Mario, my wife asked, “Can’t you just cut that out on your bandsaw and sand it smooth?” Oh… the things I do to keep her smiling. LOL

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#8 posted 02-10-2018 08:48 PM

If all else fails….send me an actual size on paper and i can have them to you pretty quickly 5-7 days

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