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Forum topic by RobertsMGB posted 09-10-2009 01:47 AM 1399 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2009 01:47 AM

I have an 1840’s Greek revival house that is in constant renovation. Latest project was lifting the roof to remedy sagging rafters and icing problems. Structurally everything is back together but I’m now working on creating the fascia and moldings to replicate what is on the oldest part of the house. Part of that is crown molding from the 1840’s so I’m looking for advice on whether try and reproduce this myself, find a millwork shop to reproduce it or any other options you folks may suggest.

I’m new to LJ so I’m hoping I’ve got the link to a profile of the crown molding correct. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

-- Bob, Upstate New York

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 01:53 AM

Don’t find the link. Would like to see what you have in mind before I make a comment.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 02:00 AM

Do you have the equipment and time to reproduce it? Get a quote from a couple of millwork shops and then figure what it will take for you to do it. Only you can weigh the difference.

If there are any architectural salvage yards in your neck of the woods, you can check with them also. They may have the molding (new or used) in their warehouse.

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 03:22 AM

Hope this gets you to the molding profile.

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-- Bob, Upstate New York

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