What is a wood molding?
Moulding (also spelled molding in the United States though usually not within the industry), also known as coving (United Kingdom, Australia), is a strip of material with various profiles used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration.
Interior trim—the molding or millwork used to frame windows, doors, walls, floors, even ceilings—helps define the architectural style of a room.
- Boards with either 3 or 4 finished sides for use in shelving, window ledges, base or casing. Frame. All parts that enclose the window sash or door; vertical members are called side jamb, the top horizontal piece is called the head jamb and the bottom horizontal piece is called the sill.
- Scribe molding is a piece of wood that is used to cover inconsistencies between cabinet units and walls or ceilings. It lends a finished look to the cabinet's appearance. Scribe molding is a thin strip of wood that covers gaps or inconsistencies where the cabinet meets the ceiling or wall.
- Determine which type of crown molding to use. Wood molding can be expensive.
- Cut the corners of the molding.
- Measure and mark the wall.
- Cut the first measured piece.
- Cut the next piece to fit an inside corner.
- Understand how the pieces fit together.
- Cut the molding at a 45-degree angle.
- Cope the joint.
Trim is a general term, often used to describe all types of molding and millwork. Casing is typically less wide (tall?), but thicker than base molding. 11/16" x 2 1/4" Base molding (or baseboard) is a type of molding, which is applied where the wall and floor meet.
- Field flag, 6 foot 8 inch hoist by 12 foot fly, -- "may be displayed from a flag pole only when distinguished visitors are present and only with the positional field flag". Storm Flag, which measures 5 feet hoist by 9 feet six inch fly.
- Extra Tip: Baseboard is typically taller than casing is wide, and about as tall as the crown. The taller the crown, the taller the baseboard should be to maintain visual balance. A standard 8-foot wall typically has a baseboard 5 to 7 inches tall, while a 10-foot ceiling calls for 7 to 9 inches.
- "The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."
In architecture, a baseboard (also called skirting board, skirting, mopboard, floor molding, or base molding) is usually wooden or vinyl board covering the lowest part of an interior wall. Its purpose is to cover the joint between the wall surface and the floor.
- Cove moldings are used where walls and ceiling meet. They have a concave profile, and for this reason, they are often used as inside corner guards, or to hide joints. Cove molding profiles are measured by the width, and then by the length of the profile.
- Jeffrey, quarter round and shoe molding are like kissing cousins. They're are almost identical. They can be used interchangeably in some cases, but they have their own specific uses as well. Quarter round is exactly as its name implies, one quarter of a round dowel.
- Quarter round is a convex molding with a cross section in the form of a quarter circle. A variation is a base shoe, a quarter of an ellipse.
Updated: 18th November 2019