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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.

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.

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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