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Old 07-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Ive done a ton of work to my bonus room. It has a very earthy, rustic style feel. I have cypress ceiling with pine beams exposed. My problem is the baseboards. I dont have a planer, but would like tall trim. Should I just use 1x6 or 1x8 and just put an edge on it? I will probably use just 1 x's for the door trim so what you guys think?

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Pine 1X6 would look good left as is in my opinion, but yes, hitting the top of it it with a router would dress it up a bit and only take a few minutes for the entire room. You could probably rent one for a day for pretty cheap if you don't own one.

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That to me is not all that tall a baseboard. Lowes, Home Depot and several lumber yards in my area all stock baseboards that high.

Another way to trim out the top of it is with base cap moulding.
http://www.tiloindustries.com/profil..._profiles.html

Also look up Back band moulding. It adds a great look around flat trim around a window, makes it look more like a picture frame instead of just a cheap flat finish.
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Please let us know where you are located. Someone might know a local source. Until then checkout the catalogs at http://andersonmcquaid.com/anderson_...downloads.html. If you don't find it in their catalogs, it probably doesn't exist. They are in the Boston area. If you're not in the Boston area print out the page and take it to your local shop. Most of the molding cross sections print at close to actual size.

I have used them for over 30 years and they also supply that fancy PBS show. I loved digging through their scrap heap. My favorite find was paying $1/ft for exotic molding originally designed for the executive floors of a Boston high rise. The client paid $20/ft for it 30 years ago.
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Thank you for the replies. Yea i can't go typo high on baseboards because of my ac unit return. Unless i notched around it. I may check put the Anderson products. Maybe could work...

Goosebarry, I'm located orange Texas 77630

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A 1x 6 or 8 would work even though your A/C is there, just work around it with something creative. I would use a cap of 1x 1 1/4. Routing a rustic piece would leave it smooth and out of place.
Remember to relieve the back side of the base to prevent cupping.

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A 1x 6 or 8 would work even though your A/C is there, just work around it with something creative. I would use a cap of 1x 1 1/4. Routing a rustic piece would leave it smooth and out of place.
Remember to relieve the back side of the base to prevent cupping.

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Newbie question, how would i relieve? Cut a notch?
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A relief is a shallow dado taken from the back of the board. This can also be achieved by cutting a series of kerfs along the back of the board @ 1/8" deep.
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