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  • #751888
    GTokley
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    Belleville, ON

    In the one bedroom I missing 10 feet of baseboard. I just wondering if this type of baseboard can be bought. Could this trim be made by myself? If I make the baseboard how I would go about it? I made a cardboard template of the baseboard

    Greg
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    #751895

    In the one bedroom I missing 10 feet of baseboard. I just wondering if this type of baseboard can be bought. Could this trim be made by myself? If I make the baseboard how I would go about it? I made a cardboard template of the baseboard

    It’s hard to see by the pictures , but it looks fairly easy to replicate in one of the pictures ,
    Will you be keeping it painted 🤷‍♂️

    #751900
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    In the one bedroom I missing 10 feet of baseboard. I just wondering if this type of baseboard can be bought. Could this trim be made by myself? If I make the baseboard how I would go about it? I made a cardboard template of the baseboard

    Kind of hard to tell by your picks. But I think this is close.
    Alexandria MouldingWM 712 9/16 in. x 3-1/2 in. x 96 in. Pine Base Moulding

    my local yard still sells it. but looks like HD and Lowes need to order around me.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #751902
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    In the one bedroom I missing 10 feet of baseboard. I just wondering if this type of baseboard can be bought. Could this trim be made by myself? If I make the baseboard how I would go about it? I made a cardboard template of the baseboard

    Kind of hard to tell by your picks. But I think this is close.

    Alexandria MouldingWM 712 9/16 in. x 3-1/2 in. x 96 in. Pine Base Moulding

    my local yard still sells it. but looks like HD and Lowes need to order around me.

    Yeah my pictures aren’t the greatest. I think your right it looks pretty close to me too.
    Thanks Ron.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #751903
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    In the one bedroom I missing 10 feet of baseboard. I just wondering if this type of baseboard can be bought. Could this trim be made by myself? If I make the baseboard how I would go about it? I made a cardboard template of the baseboard

    It’s hard to see by the pictures , but it looks fairly easy to replicate in one of the pictures ,

    Will you be keeping it painted 🤷‍♂️

    The baseboard weren’t originally paint. We painted it.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #751904
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    It is called a ranch profile and should be available at about any lumber yard or big box. That profile is fairly common. I don’t think I would mess with trying to make it as it is fairly inexpensive.

    #751911
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Looks like a fairly standard moulding.

    How old is it? Some standard mouldings by manufacturers have gotten slimer over the years/decades from what they once were, but not so much that backing it with something like card stock or whatever to compensate and once installed, the DAP stuff can hide such minor discrepencies.

    #751922
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    It is called a ranch profile and should be available at about any lumber yard or big box. That profile is fairly common. I don’t think I would mess with trying to make it as it is fairly inexpensive.

    Thanks Kurt! I will look at the big box when I go there next. I won’t be trying to make it if I can buy it. I didn’t know it was fairly common. This is the first time for me see this type of baseboard.

    Greg
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    #751923
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    How old is it?

    I have no idea how old it is.

    but not so much that backing it with something like card stock or whatever to compensate and once installed, the DAP stuff can hide such minor discrepencies.

    I will keep this tip mine if I have this issue. Thank you.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #751973
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Some standard mouldings by manufacturers have gotten slimer over the years/decades from what they once were, but not so much that backing it with something like card stock or whatever to compensate and once installed, the DAP stuff can hide such minor discrepencies.

    I will keep this tip mine if I have this issue. Thank you.

    I’d shy away from that in a wet/humidity environment like a bathroom, but in a bedroom you’d be just fine.

    #751976
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Some standard mouldings by manufacturers have gotten slimer over the years/decades from what they once were, but not so much that backing it with something like card stock or whatever to compensate and once installed, the DAP stuff can hide such minor discrepencies.

    I will keep this tip mine if I have this issue. Thank you.

    I’d shy away from that in a wet/humidity environment like a bathroom, but in a bedroom you’d be just fine.

    I curious why you say this?

    The bathroom has been updated and it has different baseboard.

    I am not replacing all the baseboard in the house. I need to 2 pieces of this baseboard in one of the bedrooms. It had been removed when they build a build in along those walls.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #751980
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Some standard mouldings by manufacturers have gotten slimer over the years/decades from what they once were, but not so much that backing it with something like card stock or whatever to compensate and once installed, the DAP stuff can hide such minor discrepencies.

    I will keep this tip mine if I have this issue. Thank you.

    I’d shy away from that in a wet/humidity environment like a bathroom, but in a bedroom you’d be just fine.

    I curious why you say this?

    The bathroom has been updated and it has different baseboard.

    I am not replacing all the baseboard in the house. I need to 2 pieces of this baseboard in one of the bedrooms. It had been removed when they build a build in along those walls.

    Card stock could end up getting moldy if used as a space backer in a bathroom.

    #751984
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Some standard mouldings by manufacturers have gotten slimer over the years/decades from what they once were, but not so much that backing it with something like card stock or whatever to compensate and once installed, the DAP stuff can hide such minor discrepencies.

    I will keep this tip mine if I have this issue. Thank you.

    I’d shy away from that in a wet/humidity environment like a bathroom, but in a bedroom you’d be just fine.

    I curious why you say this?

    The bathroom has been updated and it has different baseboard.

    I am not replacing all the baseboard in the house. I need to 2 pieces of this baseboard in one of the bedrooms. It had been removed when they build a build in along those walls.

    Card stock could end up getting moldy if used as a space backer in a bathroom.

    Ok I gotta you now.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #752363
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Well looks like our 2 big box stores don’t have this type of baseboard. I just had wifey stop pick up some. I will have check some other places.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #752372

    Well looks like our 2 big box stores don’t have this type of baseboard. I just had wifey stop pick up some. I will have check some other places.

    Geeze that’s too bad , do you have any other sources for buying those , do you have a lumber yard close by , or can those big box stores have them ordered

    #752373
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Well looks like our 2 big box stores don’t have this type of baseboard. I just had wifey stop pick up some. I will have check some other places.

    Do you have any lumber yards or millers out there?

    Also, are there any neighbors that may have the same circa built house you may he able to knock on their doors and ask about their baseboards that may be the same in your new house and source forward from there?

    There may be a known yard that old remnants from years ago have them in your area. The same actually goes for when searching for bricks for older houses. Some place local typically supplied them within a hundred or so miles away.

    Getting it custom done can be super costly. Like super stupid costly. Especially if they have to make knives they don’t already have for it, changing all the baseboards may he the best option.

    Do you feel you need to keep the same baseboard profile in the house to maintain it’s heritage? If not, change it!

    I know it’s far from you, but Peacock’s in Oshawa makes a ‘sheet’-load of older profiles as they provide custom trim guys who work on heritage homes. There are tons of heritage homes in Oshawa as GM started there in Canada a century ago.

    https://www.peacocklumber.ca/

    Here’s their ‘Baseboard’ page, but they do have some remnants of old stock custom stuff too that they don’t show on their website.

    https://www.peacocklumber.ca/pricing-baseboard

    I would maybe call them and inquire first.

    How tall is your piece?

    Measure that width again and make sure it’s not 7/16 ths. I know some of the old ones are that width and not quite a half inch as you previously showed.

    #752385
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Well looks like our 2 big box stores don’t have this type of baseboard. I just had wifey stop pick up some. I will have check some other places.

    Geeze that’s too bad , do you have any other sources for buying those , do you have a lumber yard close by , or can those big box stores have them ordered

    Yup it is too bad when really only need 2 or 3 pieces.

    There really isn’t any lumber yards close by. Not sure if the big box can order it in. I may look in to this.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #752386
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    GTokley wrote:
    Well looks like our 2 big box stores don’t have this type of baseboard. I just had wifey stop pick up some. I will have check some other places.

    Do you have any lumber yards or millers out there?

    Oh there is a few lumber yards in the area.

    Also, are there any neighbors that may have the same circa built house you may he able to knock on their doors and ask about their baseboards that may be the same in your new house and source forward from there?

    There is quite a few house similar to our house. I never thought of this.

    Do you feel you need to keep the same baseboard profile in the house to maintain it’s heritage? If not, change it!

    No I don’t feel the need to keep the same baseboard. The original plan was to change it all. But keep cost down and the time to do we changed our mind.
    Honestly I want run all over looking for 2 or 3 pieces of baseboard.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #752410
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Measure that width again and make sure it’s not 7/16 ths. I know some of the old ones are that width and not quite a half inch as you previously showed.

    I measure that piece again yesterday and measured 1/2″

    Greg
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    #752411
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Well yesterday wifey decided to change all the baseboard in my daughter’s room. We manage to get a baseboard similar to what was in the room. I will take a picture of the baseboard later.
    We decide it wasn’t worth driving all over to find baseboard to match.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

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