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speedster1 02-15-2010 07:50 AM

Wood options for installing painted white craftsman style door/window casing
 
I want to replace some of the old bland mitered casing on my windows and doors. I really like the looks of craftsman style casing. I wouldn't mind using oak but I'm looking for something a bit more economical. I like the clean lines of white trim and casing and with that in mind was wondering what type of wood I should use to complete this project. A friend of mine suggested poplar as it is light and virutally grainless.

Dairylander 02-15-2010 08:08 AM

Your friend is right.
It paints up really nicely, it's easy to work with, economical and easy to find.

AtlanticWBConst. 02-15-2010 09:19 AM

Yes - Poplar is the wood to use.

jerome8283 02-25-2010 10:54 PM

Does the poplar come primed or bare wood? Also what is the average cost for base and casing?

firehawkmph 02-25-2010 11:33 PM

Pricing is going to vary depending on the size of the case and base. Poplar is the wood of choice for painting. Usually machines very smooth. Try and find a local millshop or family run lumberyard to get it from. Don't go to the big box stores. At a legit millshop, poplar is usually the least expensive wood next to fingerjointed preprimed lumber.
Mike Hawkins:)


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