I just wanted to say hello, my wife and I just bought an old house in Bucks County PA this past week. The house was built in 1928 and like most older homes it needs some work to get it back to it's…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Nov 21, 2015.
"Nice, your are on your way. Either have it custom milled or check all the inside of your closets and unused areas of your basement that may have also have the top moulding detail. Depending on the owner, we remove the top crown from…"
"Just an update... I found a mill in the area that had the profile. They didn't have enough on hand so I had what I needed run off. Also got enough for future projects. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction."
"If only close, I would at least get a quote at a mill before deciding, especially since you say that you need quite a bit of it. I try to go for exact matches inside our house but am more willing to go with close on exterior detail that is 20…"
"That makes sense. I haven't been to a true lumber yard, just the some big box stores so far.
The piece is solid, I've had a couple off from another room but since reinstalled them. The piece I actually traced from is one that had the…"
"No, the $100 per inch was only for the part that needed to be cut, if that makes sense. I believe that it was 2 inches on a 5.5" casing, and they ran it in the center of the board to create the profile. An equivalent for you would…"
"Thanks for the info.... Was the 100/inch just the height of the trim?
I'll search around, I need a substantial amount for two rooms, 5 doors/windows and 2 large sections for a window and entryway. It's funny, the PO only painted the…"
"Architectural salvage operators in the region around your house is the only realistic chance to find a match, since lots of people would have bought from the same mills and lumber yards. Even that is very hard, although since your woodwork is…"
"Here's some during and after shots of my daughter's room (sorry no before shots) PO painted sections of doors and some trim. I was able to sand and restain the doors and some trim. Most of the original windows are gone, I reglazed the…"