Where to get old trim to match and 5' rosettes??

sarahandbrayOctober 26, 2006

Our kitchen is in the middle of being remodeled, and the GC says it's really hard to get the thick 5" trim I have around the doorways in this 1880's house as well as 5" rosettes (the largest at Lowe's/HD is 4").

Where do you guys get this stuff??


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We had the wide trim custom made by our carpenter - in our case, though, it was for base/floor molding. About 4-5 years ago, we bought a rosette router bit at Rockler - cost then about $85.00. I'd check with Rockler for the bit and have a carpenter custom make all that you need.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 12:18PM
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I did a Google search and found this place:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.jjwohlferts.com/index.asp?category=176&count=1

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 1:27PM
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Ask a local full-service lumberyard. They may be able to recommend someone who can make trim to match yours.

Years ago, when we needed matching baseboards, there was a local place with all the old millwork machines and cutters. They looked at a sample of our mouldings and made the exact baseboards.

Now we could do it ourselves with shaper blades.

One other option may be to build up the millwork from stock pieces. Our 150 year old door and window frames are built of 4 pieces of wood, plus pediments. This might work if your trim will be painted.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 7:37AM
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First first check the inside of all your closets. Sometimes you can find untouched trim there. I removed all the pristine period trim from inside my closets and replaced it with new wide trim. My closets are so stuffed no one can see the walls anyway. LOL.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2006 at 9:57PM
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Have you tried the Albany Historic Foundation parts warehouse on Livingston Ave? I often have good luck there. They're only open Wednesday through Saturday, don't know their holiday schedule, though. Good luck.


    Bookmark   December 25, 2006 at 11:47PM
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I was involved in a project some years ago where trim was absolutely unavailable. The owners tried probably every restoration and salvage service on the east coast. Nothing.

The trimwork was apparently locally produced and completely custom.

So, the owner had the planer knifes he needed made custom ground by a man I knew who was a master tool and die maker and cut the replacement trim himself.

IIRC the total cost of the knife set was about $200 for knife stock and labor.

A custom millwork shop wanted $550 initial set up and $85 an hour for the knife making, then something like $45 a linear foot for the trim.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 7:23PM
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Vintage woodworks has some pretty good stuff. I'm linking below.

cumberland woodcraft also has some

    Bookmark   December 31, 2006 at 12:01PM
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Much, if not all, of the glorious work of Heartwood Carving is scalable, meaning they can make the item in the size of your choosing. They can also do custom work. http://www.heartwoodcarving.com

Here is a link that might be useful: Heartwood Carving

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 11:36PM
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