Light Rail Molding Supplier

bosdiyerAugust 12, 2013

Hi All.
I'm having a really hard time finding a source for unfinished UCL light rail moldings. I'm trying to find something between 1.75 and 2" high and I could really use some sourcing help.
My preference would be hard maple, but at this point I'm willing to listen to all suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Sophie Wheeler

Your cabinet company would be the first place you should be shopping.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 6:16PM
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lucas_tx_gw

Barker cabinets sells them unfinished in all the types of wood they build cabinets in.

I think they are under millwork. If you want them unfinished though it seems like it would be pretty easy to buy the lumber and build them, they are pretty straightforward.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 7:26PM
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bosdiyer

Thanks for the suggestions, but the light rails from my cabinet maker and Barker's millwork are just too blaahh and either too narrow or too wide. I'm hoping to find a company that makes them with a little style. Too much work is going into the project to stick a squared off piece of trim under the cabinet and call it a light rail.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 7:34PM
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lucas_tx_gw

Nice.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 10:41PM
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annac54

We used a triple-bead molding we got from Raw Doors for a light rail. They have some other light rail moldings also and carry a variety of woods. We placed 2 orders with them and the material was delivered promptly and packaged well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Raw Doors

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 2:35AM
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Sophie Wheeler

You might want to ponder the "one clown" scenario first before looking for something so ornate. When you overload on details, the eye stops seeing them. Everything can't be a star. There is a very good reason that most people put on rather plain light rail. It's reason for existance is utilitarian: to hide the lights. Focus on making the crown more decorative instead. That's where you get a bang for your buck. Not light rail.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 8:18AM
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bosdiyer

I appreciate the suggestions. It looks like I'm going to have to customize a standard molding to my specs. I'm going to experiment on a sample, but here's what I'm planning (check the link below)
The cabinets are frameless, modified shaker, so I'm planning on rabbetting out a 1/2" x 1-1/4" section from the back of the molding and using it vertically.
Never a dull moment.

Here is a link that might be useful: moulding info

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 2:24PM
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