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Old 09-17-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Have a project where i need to replace some base molding in my house. I can not find the profile in any of the big box stores. Are there any tricks or tips in helping me find the profile?

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Here's a trick: go to a lumber yard.

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I stripped paneling from a room in a house I had that was built in 1953. It had an unusual profile molding. When they did the paneling, they tossed the molding. I found a salvager in town and got all the molding I needed.
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Profiles change with time---look for a place that has millwork and trim---a large old fashioned lumber yard my have what you need ---In my area Owl Hardwood is the best spot for nicer trims.
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If you have a lot of trim to replace go to a place that does millwork with a sample of your trim and if they don’t have a close match they could make a profile of your trim and mill you new pieces for a minimal charge.
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If you have a lot of trim to replace go to a place that does millwork with a sample of your trim and if they don’t have a close match they could make a profile of your trim and mill you new pieces for a minimal charge.
Here on LI, the "minimal" charge is $300 for the setup fee, plus a cost per foot on the molding. If knives need to be made, add that to the cost.
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Here on LI, the "minimal" charge is $300 for the setup fee, plus a cost per foot on the molding. If knives need to be made, add that to the cost.


Boy down here you can get them for $75.00 and I know the guy…
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Here on LI, the "minimal" charge is $300 for the setup fee, plus a cost per foot on the molding. If knives need to be made, add that to the cost.
Same here.

Which is why for short runs I have made my own molding to match with my router.

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