baseboards
kserles
May 2, 2012
What have you used for baseboard & door trim? I like how sleek it looks.
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John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
Generally we use a square-edged 1x material. Usually paint grade wood, but it could be MDF as well. The key is to not have an ornamental edge or even too much of a fillet.
    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:06AM
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kserles
Hi John - Thanks for your response. By "fillet" do you mean thickness of the wood? The baseboards look fairly tall - 5" maybe? We are redoing a tired 50's side split which is actually a great living space once it's opened up! Thanks again. Karen
    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 11:01AM
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John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
Karen - by fillet, I mean the rounded edge on the outside of each board. Basically a radius. This particular job does have a taller base 1"x6" but general I like to keep the baseboard more in the range of 1x4 for a more modern aesthetic.
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