Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
That is historically inaccurate. That is one modern persons view on moulding.
Ancient Greek designers used mouldings to divide surfaces into small parts, to create interest, and to produce highlights and shadows.Their vocabulary of mouldings consisted of the following shapes; fillet, astragal (bead), torus (rope), scotia, ovolo (quarter round), cavetto (cove), and cymanthium (crowning curve or ogee). These seven shapes used singularly or in combination form the basis for present day moulding profiles.
Today's mouldings still perform this decorative and aesthetic purpose. In ADDITION (not the primary reason for using), mouldings are used as a practical material for interior and exterior use to cover seems, cracks and uneven corners.
It has long been the notion of many in modern day that trim is an excuse for poor workmanship, this is not the case. It is generally a scapegoat used by those who perform work before trim is installed, and also the ignorant.
Last edited by Chamfer; 10-12-2015 at 10:08 PM.