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Hi there. I came across this picture and love this baseboard. However, I'm having trouble finding it online. I know it's not the best picture, but is there any chance that someone out there knows what model this is and where I can find it?


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Probably a combination of 3 parts.

A top, a middle, and a bottom pieces.

Expert finish carpenters did that very often in days of yore.:biggrin2:


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https://www.primecabinetry.com/al-icm8.html


It could be built up molding with something like corner trim more decorative than plain quarter round. Single on the bottom, stacked on top. But it is probably 1/2" trim since the main looked like 1x and some of the 1x edge shows. If it can be looked at again and not an internet photo, look for thin paint break line. There is also a tool called trim gauge. It looks like a hair brush. It is bunch of wires that you can move against the trim to get the cross cut image.
 

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https://www.primecabinetry.com/al-icm8.html


It could be built up molding with something like corner trim more decorative than plain quarter round. Single on the bottom, stacked on top. But it is probably 1/2" trim since the main looked like 1x and some of the 1x edge shows. If it can be looked at again and not an internet photo, look for thin paint break line. There is also a tool called trim gauge. It looks like a hair brush. It is bunch of wires that you can move against the trim to get the cross cut image.

What are the pros and cons of using one single piece of baseboard versus a 1x6 board with a base cap on top? I only have a 16 gauge nailer which I fear is too big for the base cap if I were to do a two piece installation. Same for the shoe molding too.
 

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Thanks, Neal. I actually have a piece of this baseboard from HD but i don't think this is it. Unless it's an optical illusion, the top of the baseboard in the pic I posted seems thicker, and the transition between flat board and decorative cap seems different.
Box stores keep the price down by just stocking a few from one manufacturer. For what ever reason the companies that produce this stuff never copy anyone else so each will have some that are similar and a few choices for each size.

Have you googled base board styles or baseboard shapes?
 

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Box stores keep the price down by just stocking a few from one manufacturer. For what ever reason the companies that produce this stuff never copy anyone else so each will have some that are similar and a few choices for each size.

Have you googled base board styles or baseboard shapes?

Yes, I've searched online and also looked at the garden state lumber catalog. It shouldn't be this difficult, lol.
 

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Locally it is called "speed base". A good lumber yard should have it or order it. Speed base because it is much faster than doing built up moldings.

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If you build a trim, only the imagination is the limit. For bottom trim, smaller trim can follow the floor and hide flaws. 1x6 will not follow less than flat wall. Reveals can be fudged for the eye and work with the flaws. I used 15ga nailer before buying 16 and now I have 18. 15 and 16 can split very short pieces but 95% of the time, no end splits, as long as you can stay away couple of inches. Not countersinking can help you avoid splits. Finish by hand.


Unlike you, I am not liking that trim.:) Too busy on top. Anyway, it looks like there are 3 small same trims used on square base.
 

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