Need ideas for cheap trim/moulding

cathyllDecember 7, 2004

My DS is in his house now and needs all the ideas you can share for cheap trim or moulding. He said that even the big-box home store prices are pretty outrageous. Any help out there?

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Trim or molding for ... walls? Outside? Where?

    Bookmark   December 8, 2004 at 4:25PM
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Here's a trick to fool the eye - Use whatever molding you like and can afford, probably something thin. Also, buy half-round for the same area. Put up the molding and then the half-round about 2-3" from the molding. Paint everything - including the wall - the same color. Makes it look like your moldings are much thicker than they are.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2004 at 1:12AM
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Hi Kathy11,

Do you know someone with a router?

One can use that to make one's own mouldings.

Must buy the wood, though, unless you have some lying around.

If you don't want a wide moulding, might want to rip a piece of lumber down the middle - so it would then go twice as far.

Hope that he gets it fixed up in a way that suits him (and all the others who'll live there).

joyful guy

    Bookmark   December 9, 2004 at 8:12PM
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Many thanks for the help, everybody. Joyful Guy, it looks like he's going to borrow a router and do as you suggested. I like your idea, too, Joann-sounds classy-looking.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2004 at 5:47PM
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If he's using used wood, suggest that he make sure that there are no nails or other foreign matter, e.g. gravel, included - router bits are expensive.

Good wishes for a successful enterprise.

ole joyful

    Bookmark   December 14, 2004 at 8:26PM
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You might try foam mouldings too. I'm going to give that a shot in my new house. The corners are pre-cut so all I need is a kitchen knife or a razor blade. No power tools :)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2005 at 9:20AM
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