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I am looking for opinions on this wood that I have found at home depot for doing my crown molding. I have a router and table, and this seems to meet the requirements of straight grain and no knots. If this would work I would like to give it a try. Here is the link

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-1-in-x-4-in-x-8-ft-Furring-Strip-Board-687642/100043036?MERCH=REC-_-NavPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-100043036-_-N

This will be painted to match the rest of the trim. Sorry for the basic question, and if you have any other suggestions for wood besides this I would be happy to hear any suggestions. Thanks!
 

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Furring strips usually have knots. If you are going to the big box, then you will want their "Select pine", which is clear and usually pretty straight grain. I made some moldings for the kitchen out of it that turned out well-they were stained to match existing pine woodwork.

A better option for painted trim would be to find a local sawyer or hardwood delaer with some poplar or soft maple. Either of those species will mill out nicer than pine.
 

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Do you think a lumber yard would have better prices for select pine type wood? Not that I am complaining, 1.20 a foot is still great price for crown, just wondering if I bought 300 feet of it if they might give me a better deal
 

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Depends on where you are at, as far as what any particular species would cost. Whatever is plentiful in your area will usually be the cheapest if dealing with a local mill. Honestly, 300ft is a piddling order for any lumberyard that works with commercial customers, so not much chance of a discount.

Oh, and I agree with nailbanger about there usually not being any savings milling it yourself for a standard crown profile. The only reason I did my own was because we couldn't find a commercial profile the wife liked to go with our cabinets and existing trim.
 

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I have designed a lot of high-end theater rooms and entertainment spaces. Every time I was able to find amazing trim at custom molding shops. The Home Depot stock is pretty lame. If you want the experience, find a better supplier as suggested above. If you want the best product, get some of the engineered custom moldings available and you will be happy.
 

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Find a lumber dealer or building supplier. gonna cost more at Home Depot or lowes. Pine should be fine.

Checkout woodgears.ca Matthias makes his own molding. You'll might find there is a lot more to it than you think.
 
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