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liamtoh1

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05-02-2017 01:45 AM

I am thinking of buying some crown moulding made from finger joined pine from a home center (Menards, Lowes, Home Depot) and installing it myself in formal dining room (and may be others).

Something like this or this.

I will paint them first before installing using glue and nailer (18G) and it will be a first for me (installing any type of moulding).

I would appreciate any thoughts/feedback about ‘Finger-joined Pine’?


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stan3443

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 02:08 AM

Pine or mdf both work for paint grade. Cut it upside down and cope the corners . crown is an ambishis first project.

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TungOil

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 02:11 AM

Finger joints are fine if you are painting. Be sure you read up on how to install crown, it can be tricky due to the compound miters and there are lots of tricks used by trim carpenters to get good results.

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liamtoh1

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 03:19 AM

stan3443 and TungOil – Thanks for your feedback. I was worried about the stability of the FJ pine and therefore asked this question.

I plan to first install it in a smaller study room (to gain some experience), before I attempting the installation in the dining room.

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Madmark2

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 04:27 AM

When i apprenticed lo those many many years ago, I had to practice on all the closets. learn how to cope as well as mitered.

FJ pine is absolutely paint grade only. if there are knots you’ll need a sealer coat to stop bleed thru.

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liamtoh1

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 12:43 PM



FJ pine is absolutely paint grade only. if there are knots you ll need a sealer coat to stop bleed thru.

Madmark2 – Thanks for the feedback. Is sealer coat needed for primed moulding?

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01ntrain

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 03:44 PM

Normally, there are no knots in FJ pine moulding, so you shouldn’t need a seal coat. If you see any, a coat of clear shellac(just on the knot) will be enough to seal it.

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liamtoh1

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 03:49 PM



Normally, there are no knots in FJ pine moulding, so you shouldn t need a seal coat. If you see any, a coat of clear shellac(just on the knot) will be enough to seal it.

- 01ntrain


Thanks. Can I paint over shellac or do I need to lightly sand and prime before applying the paint?

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Madmark2

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 03:56 PM

Pre primed needs no additional prep. Just lightly sand the edges of any sealer to feather it out.

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liamtoh1

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#9 posted 05-02-2017 05:42 PM

Thanks Madmark2

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