What type of wood for window trim (when on a budget)?

agurkasJuly 31, 2014

Discovered that window trim in the house we just bought needs to be replaced. Stuff from 1938 didn't hold up so well for some reason.

Plan is to prime and paint the trim. What would be the best balance between tight budget and longevity?
Poplar? Pine? Maple?

Thanks!

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millworkman

Painting it I would use Poplar

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 3:00PM
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rwiegand

Another vote for poplar, paints beautifully.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 4:30PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Poplar. Easy to work with, takes paint great.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 11:10PM
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WoodArt

Here's another vote for poplar

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 1:34PM
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agurkas

Now another question is about the best place to find poplar boards. So far I have checked out couple local lumber yards and found that actually Home Depot has the best price. Am I looking at wrong lumber yards or is it usually the case?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 1:42PM
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