|Project by Carbide||posted 03-15-2013 06:56 PM||1288 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Well, I decided to start on my foyer remodel. I started taking down the original old yellow pine trim and had every intention to strip it down and refinish it. But the problem I had was that it was originally put up with 3 inch finishing nails nailed into yellow pine wall studs. I ended up breaking too much of the trim to re-use it. So I decided to take my shot at building my own custom trim. My house was built in the 1920’s and I wanted to match that era and there was no trim cheap enough for me to buy that even came close. So I went to my local wood supplier and bought 300 feet of red oak at $1 per board foot. Pretty good price I know! I took it home and started planing and carving. I built a fluting jig to cut the stopped flutes. I would say the most complicated part of the trim to make was the crown moulding since the pieces were 12’ long. Too much to handle at once. But everything came out as planned and I’m pretty proud of how it all turned out. I couldn’t have come anywhere close to this at a big box store for $300.00!!!
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