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01-25-2021 08:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple and pedra

Good afternoon everyone

I am wanting to build new baseboards casings door frames etc for my home and wanting ideas from anyone who is interested in sharing them. First off my home was built in 1969 it is a low slope roof tar and gravel type bungalow that is a brick home. It is a three
thousandd square foot home built on slab with a partial basement of 850 square feet. Thinking I would like to keep somewhat period correct but that may be out the window lol I will get to that. I like real wood finishing not paint. On that note I came across fifty solid maple six raised panel doors which I purchased they are 1 3/4 thick and fire rated. I have chosen pedra for building the door frames and moulding s out of. The light colored grain amount the dark red brown heart wood (I think that’s what you call it) I am thinking might look really good as a color contrast. These doors are 35 1/2 wide by 79 tall. I wanted the wide door ways as there is a possibility I will be in a wheel chair in a few years. Now as an aside I own a 7 inch moulder planer so I can buy knives in any profile. I like substantial mouldings generally. The walls all have a slight vaulted profile to them the start at 8 feet and go up to ten feet where some of the rooms have a flat ceiling at 10 feet tall. There would be thirty doors in total in this home between doorways and closets. I have also wondered about plinth blocks and or rosettes also made of maple to tie in the contrast ideas? Would that look awful? Lol don’t keep the kid gloves on if you think anything should to strange to you go ahead and say so lol no feelings will be hurt. I wondered if perhaps an architrave would look better than rosettes? Ideas? I am all ears!

Regards Tom


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#1 posted 01-25-2021 09:01 PM

Tom,

I changed all the doors and trim out in my NY house 20 years ago. My wife hates shoe moldings so the base was a 6” with a cap molding. I don’t like rosettes, so I made a header with a bead on the bottom and small crown that wrapped around at the top. I can’t stand to see standard H.D. trim in a house! I made my own plinth blocks as well .

I also did raised panels in two of the rooms, Dining, and Den.

I stared by looking at Home magazines and on line for any room with trim I could find for ideas.

I have a dewalt 705 12” miter station with Fast Caps “best fence system” that really helps with cutting the trim.

Good luck on your project and make sure you post progress pics!

-- Petey

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#2 posted 01-25-2021 09:19 PM

I think I basically agree with your wife about shoe moulding s I have only lightly thought about those. You and I agree about just run of the mill everyday type of moulding s. Nice to know I am not totally by myself in those ideas!

Regards Tom

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#3 posted 01-25-2021 09:35 PM

These are the doors

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#4 posted 01-26-2021 05:56 AM

These were se of my first wonders. For baseboards and casing thinking perhaps a plinth blocks as well.

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#5 posted 01-26-2021 05:58 AM

Top one I think is the most likely match for the age of the house. The right hand side of the casing profile

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#6 posted 01-26-2021 05:59 AM

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#7 posted 01-26-2021 06:00 AM

The crown moulding in just the formal dining room perhaps

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#8 posted 01-26-2021 06:02 AM

And this as a baseboard more of a first choice style

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#9 posted 01-26-2021 06:07 AM

Wondering if I am leaning towards things that look way to busy thought s?

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#10 posted 01-26-2021 01:11 PM

Your moulding choices are leaning towards victorian (left casing) or colonial revival.

The 6 panel doors are colonial-ish.

Imho pick a general style and stick with it. Look at kuiken brothers or Windsor one for a modern take on historical trim packages.

Also don’t be afraid of custom knives for the moulder / and shaper. Just find the moulding you like and have knives made to match.

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#11 posted 01-26-2021 01:57 PM



Your moulding choices are leaning towards victorian (left casing) or colonial revival.

The 6 panel doors are colonial-ish.

Imho pick a general style and stick with it. Look at kuiken brothers or Windsor one for a modern take on historical trim packages.

Also don t be afraid of custom knives for the moulder / and shaper. Just find the moulding you like and have knives made to match.

- Jared_S

Lol the custom knife thing would likely be a great idea but not sure I have the talent to really design something like that and have it look decent. Lol I give me too much credit! Thank you! Yes I agree about trying to make it match when I bought the place there were MDF moulding in the place several different profiles where they connected was funny there were big gobs of caulking smeared around to make up the transition s between the profiles. Lol it was really bad beyond a terrible amateur job. First thing I did was take them off and repaint the house. Lol they had different profiles around the same window! No matter how bad I screw this up it will be an improvement! That gives me confidence! Lol. I started with the doors as I bought them at a mill works they were ordered wrong and they ordered 35 1/2 by 79 inches instead of 36×80. They were kicking around for about ten years and they wanted them gone out of there shop. I paid forty dollars each when new price was 1500 a piece. So that was the start of this venture. As you can see there are stickers on the doors they come off perfectly with goo gone. So no problem there. They are fore rated as well. The machining for the door knobs is for commercial knobs and they each weigh about two hundred pounds so three commercial hinges each. The hardware will cost a bunch of money. So savings and some extra cost.

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#12 posted 01-26-2021 02:10 PM


Your moulding choices are leaning towards victorian (left casing) or colonial revival.

The 6 panel doors are colonial-ish.

Imho pick a general style and stick with it. Look at kuiken brothers or Windsor one for a modern take on historical trim packages.

Also don t be afraid of custom knives for the moulder / and shaper. Just find the moulding you like and have knives made to match.

- Jared_S

Thank you so much for the website information! I just had a quick peek at the first one. Do you realize how many hours of entertainment you just gave me? The computer and the internet are great things but a person has to know where to look! I cannot thank you enough for steering me this way!

Regards Tom

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#13 posted 01-26-2021 02:15 PM

Our home is from 1915, so a little older, but the same higher ceilings. The sides are just a radius edge, but the crown over windows and doors is nice. And we have tall base, with plinth blocks. Oak in the living and dining rooms, long leaf pine in the other rooms.

The color of the pictures came out really strange, not sure why. So more ideas to add to your dilemma.

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#14 posted 01-26-2021 02:16 PM

Maybe give you some ideas:

http://www.randallbrothers.com/Pages/125_CD/PDF%20Files/RB_125_Master.pdf

-- I actually have two thumbs. Both prehensile and opposing.

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#15 posted 01-26-2021 02:28 PM



Our home is from 1915, so a little older, but the same higher ceilings. The sides are just a radius edge, but the crown over windows and doors is nice. And we have tall base, with plinth blocks. Oak in the living and dining rooms, long leaf pine in the other rooms.

The color of the pictures came out really strange, not sure why. So more ideas to add to your dilemma.

- ibewjon

First off thank you for the pictures! That is very much like the farm house I grew up in it was built in 1911 and I loved the woodwork likely was the reason for my fondness of wood as a man. Yours has more detail than the farm house. The architraves are identical the casing s are the same but we had no plinths in that house also being out west the trim was made of fir. Your house nailed what I basically want to do. I want to create that whole warm feeling and decoration of wonderful wood trim. I am sure you really enjoy your home and you should be proud of it. How boring is painted MDF 356 casing used as both casing and baseboard in a spec house? And then compare it to your place that I consider beauty personified. I wonder at times what the rush for square footage is for when a person sacrifices beauty? Enjoy your home.

Regards Tom

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