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trim for contemporary look

Posted by prashu (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 19, 09 at 14:27


I've oak wooden floors and I'm looking for a trim which will give a contemporary look. I've no crown moulding, but just baseboard trim. I want a wood finish rather than painted finish. What kind of moulding (shape, thickness, and size) and wood would you suggest? The walls are 8 feet tall. If you have any pics, that will be great.

Thanks for your time.

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RE: trim for contemporary look

I have no idea what kind of trim you wish to use---window/new base/chair rail/crown---????

RE: trim for contemporary look

I've done a lot of searching on this. I found some suggestions over at the livemodern forums, but this is what I ultimately decided on.

For the baseboard, I had 1 x 4 popular planed to 1/2 inch thick. The door trim is basic clamshell, which is 11/16 at the wide end. I think these two work nicely together.

Somebody suggested using the same thickness for the doortrim, but I thought it looked too boxy. The clamshell trim is very typically 50's.

(BTW, I'm painting mine.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Clamshell Trim

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