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post #1 of 3 Old 01-17-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Replicate old baseboard molding

I live in a house built in 1906, and a few of the rooms are missing the original baseboard molding. I'm trying to replicate it, but I'm new to routing, and I need some help.

I've attached a sketch of the molding I'm trying to recreate. The molding is painted in the house, so I can't tell for sure, but I assume it's two pieces: the base and the cap. I drew a dotted line to indicate my assumptions.

I *think* I can recreate the base part, but the cap has me stumped. Anyone have any ideas?

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Depending on where you live, sometimes you can get that at a lumberyard. You are correct about it being two pieces, I have indeed bought it before. As for making it, I am still green myself.
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An introduction would have been nice. The base you show can be created with two pieces. The top one you would have difficulty with unless you are skilled with a router or shaper and have the proper tooling to do the profile.

A local moulding supplier or good lumberyard (not a box store) might have a stock item that will fit your needs. That design is still current.

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