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Old 08-02-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am looking to replace the moulding and flat wood (the vertical section with the light is on) I will be painting all the wood white. My question is what type of wood should I use? Is pine fine for the moulded pieces, if I oil prime all sides? And is plywood ok for vertical section? If so would it be A/B or a maple furniture grade?


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I would use whatever the original builder used. Thats some beautiful detail...seems a shame to use inferior products.

Scratch off some paint and see what it is.

And whats the matter with it? Looks good from here.

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Thanks for the feedback and kind words. I was plaining on saving the arched pieces, as I could never bend 2.75 full round oak that well. I guess the photo doesn't tell the whole story. The sides have been cut by "hacks" over the years. Whoever installed the lights and intercom cut away and replaced with several pieces of plywood, 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch. Nothing matches. The vertical moulding is chewed up and beyond repair. The wood directly around the door is brick mould that came with the door and does fill out to vertical sides.

My hope is to replace sides and door moulding. Also create a set of sunburst mullions for the arched glass over the door.
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You can't use an interior plywood in this exterior location. I wouldn't use plywood at all. What are the overall dimensions of these pieces? If they are thick and wide, you'd get better results from glueing up pieces of dimensionally stable wood to get a more stable slab.
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You can't use an interior plywood in this exterior location. I wouldn't use plywood at all. What are the overall dimensions of these pieces? If they are thick and wide, you'd get better results from glueing up pieces of dimensionally stable wood to get a more stable slab.

Exactly...I'd probably look at spanish cedar or maybe mahogany. Dont want to it again in a couple years.
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Exactly...I'd probably look at spanish cedar or maybe mahogany. Dont want to it again in a couple years.

AHHHH Spanish cedar Good choice. I DONT KNOW HOW FUSSIE YOU ARE. But if you are going to paint it and they are the sides why not look into AZEK PVC trim boards. they will last a life time. and is alot cheaper.

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