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

Posted by agurkas (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 13:04

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

Painting it I would use Poplar


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

Another vote for poplar, paints beautifully.


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

Poplar. Easy to work with, takes paint great.


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

Here's another vote for poplar


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

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?


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