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MarilynandRon

04:20PM | 08/05/03
Member Since: 08/04/03
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We are remodeling an old farmhouse. The house looks very nice so far with stained 6-panelled oak doors, glass door knobs, white oak floors, etc.

All I have left to select is the moulding around the floor, doors, and windows. I want to keep the plain old farm house look to tone down everything else we have done. The plan is to stain and finish it to match the doors. I don't want anything fancy and lean toward the plain 1x4s (or wider) that I have seen in other old farmhouses. What have others of you done?!!

[This message has been edited by MarilynandRon (edited August 06, 2003).]

MarilynandRon

02:47AM | 08/06/03
Member Since: 08/04/03
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Wow! Thanks for responding so soon. Okay, I know I've heard of it before, but I can't for the life of me remember what brickmold is!

I've also thought about putting the 1x4s on and adding a piece of quarter-mold (is that what it's called) to the bottom along the floor.

MarilynandRon

05:15AM | 08/07/03
Member Since: 08/04/03
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Thanks again! I think I'll go to the millwork shop and ask to see some brickmold in person. I know I used it somewhere in the other old house I remodeled some years ago. As you say, it may be too wide, but I'd still like to check it out. Thank you so much for your input!

MarilynandRon

08:28AM | 08/07/03
Member Since: 08/04/03
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Hi, again!

I went to the store today and checked out their brick mold. It did look too wide, but now I remember I used it on my other house as trim around some exterior doors. The store said it is primarily used for exterior purposes.

They showed me some nice flat baseboard that is 1/2" x 3 1/4". The salesman thought it would look fine along the floor, windows, and doors. It will also be easy to stain and varnish. It has an ever so slight rounded edge. If I feel industrious enough, I can add a base shoe along the floor. The more I think about it, the more I think this will work. After staining and varnishing the six-panel doors, I am not looking forward to going through that again. At least it will only have to be done to one side and no corners!

Thanks again!

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