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Basswood for trim

Posted by prstar (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 28, 08 at 18:33

I am trying to decide what to use for casing my doors, base and windows. My doors are cvg fir and I want a contrast from them. I will be using a clear satin finish. Has anyone used basswood for this purpose, and what were the results?


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RE: Basswood for trim

Basswood is usually used for carving. It has little grain characteristics and is very bland. It is, IMHO, too soft for trim.


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RE: Basswood for trim

Basswood is a great source of wood used when making interior window shutters as well as constructing drafting tables, broom handles, carvings, turnings, furniture, mouldings, millwork, musical instruments, woodenware, food containers, and surfboards.


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RE: Basswood for trim

Another suggestion is yellow poplar. Poplar stains very similar to pine and it might give you the look you want. It's not as soft as basswood.


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