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12vman

02:54PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 11/13/02
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I will soon be purchasing an 8-year old 2-story traditional that needs some TLC to the entire upstairs. The previous owners skimped on all the materials so I want to do the following:

1. Remove Carpet
2. Remove Window/Door Casing
3. Remove Baseboard
4. Remove Doors/Bi-Folds
5. Re-Paint
6. Install 6-Panel Oak & Oak Bi-Folds
7. Install New Carpet
8. Install New Casing/BaseBoard (Natural Oak).

Does anyone have a suggestion on Casing & Molding? I am not happy with the selection at the home centers; they offer only 1 or 2 different types (Colonial or Teardrop in Casing). I went to a lumber mill and they have a large selection of profiles for both casing and baseboard. Does anyone have any pointers on matching the casing/baseboard styles? I will be spending a lot of $'s so I want to make sure I do it right the first time. I was thinking of going with a 2 3/8" casing(since that is the max width my house will allow) and maybe a 4" baseboard.

There are no Sills/Aprons on any of the windows upstairs so that makes things a bit easier for me. All of this casing & molding would be red/white oak with a poly finish.

Any Thoughts?

Thanks,
-12vMan

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