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Very cheap trim alternatives?

Posted by macvirtualasst (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 11:39

Hi All,

I have heard of using beadboard, or just quarter round and paint for trim, but does anyone have any other budget tips for baseboard and window casing? Even buying the longer trim lengths, it is still so expensive, no matter what the material. We don't have a router or want to buy one, so I'm stuck for ideas...

Thanks all!

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RE: Very cheap trim alternatives?

Expensive? Really? The standard 4 1/4 mdf baseboard is so cheap it is really hard to beat it. Where are you shopping? I think the contractor pack (10x12ft boards) at Lowes is like $.30 a foot.

The budget tip for window casing is don't do trim. Just do drywall corners.

RE: Very cheap trim alternatives?

Thank you David. That's a good idea, but I forgot to mention we wanted wood "look" trim. However, I did look it up and it's $48 for a 10 pack of 12' 3" boards at my Lowes, not too bad...

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