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Old 07-25-2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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okay, long story but basically, I've started a couple of years ago replacing my floors and at hte time decided to make my own baseboards. Baseboards were bascially 3 1/2" wide with a round over edge,real simple. I started using cypruss I got from milton. Rough cut boards I planed down and everything.

Well, a couple of rooms I left natural. But I have to finish the majority of hte house now and I'm going to paint them. So the cypress isn't needed as it was when I left the natural wood.

So I need something not to grainy to lay down and paint. I still want to make my own, but I want to be able to buy the wood ready to go, not having to plane it.

so whats a good wood to use? Should I go popular (expensive)? Would spruce work? I'm a little scared of pine as its pretty grainy.

I need something easily gotten as well.
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Why make your own?



If you have to, then finger jointed pine.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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Sounds like a lot of trouble to make that much of it.

The only time I've ever made trim was when I broke some pieces that I had intended to reuse. Unfortunately, it was an older house, and no one around Pcola or Milton could match it up for me.
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Spruce is probably going to be too soft for baseboards. Pine would be a better choice like xanadu said.
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I would go poplar if you can...more stable and machines easy

it is not hard at all....find a profile you like, rout em out and light sanding ezpz



also cheaper than premade moldings
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Default RE: making your own baseboards

For the actual floor go with finger joint pine and run a sander oer it before you paint. For the baseboards I used spruce and a roman ogee router bit then stained to match the Bohemian Cherry Floor.
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if you can find GOOD clear pine also good...but you won't likely find at lowes or home depot
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thanks,

I laid a cypress floor in one of the rooms and made the trim for it. I decided to keep the same trim design in the whole house. Its really not hard to make, just rounded over edges. I have a "block" on the corners. I made window trim and used the rossette corner pieces. When I looked at lowes I really didn't find a good set of premade trim pieces that matched for everything (baseboards, doors, windows). So I went custom. Its a simple design and not a lot of work.

I was going to leave all the trim natural. But like I said, I decided to paint. Leaving natural the cypress is really pretty and worth the work. Painting, well, its a lot of effort when you loose the look of hte cypress.

the local little hardware store had some decent looking spruce. But didn't know how well it would work. Probably need to run to crestview and revisit lowes.
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