How to classify the type of wood mouldings ?

Moulding is an inexpensive way to add value and beauty to your house. Especially for wood mouldings, it is a kind of traditional material which will add classic elegance to your home. When you are deciding a type of wood moulding for your home, you must know well about the application of different types of mouldings. Are you interested to know more about types of mouldings ? Let’s look at the below briefly.

 

 

  1. Architraves: In classical architecture, it described the main beam resting on the top of the columns. It is often used as a decorative molding for ornamentation or finishing at the top of windows and doors.
  2. Baseboards: Baseboards (also called skirting board, skirting, floor molding as well as base molding) are placed along the wall at the floor. They should be chosen to work in harmony with your casings to finish and tie the room together. Baseboards are usually thinner than the casing.
  3. Build-ups: Combining two or more molding profiles to create a new or custom look. Also called stacking, build-ups make it easy to create the look of custom made trimwork without the high cost.
  4. Casing: Casings define the overall character of a room and are often the most visible part of the trim. They are used primarily to cover the gap between drywall and the door or window frame. Casings are generally thicker than the base moldings.
  5. Crowns: Crowns are placed along the wall at the ceiling. They come in a white range of patterns and sizes. Crowns is often the transition from wall to ceiling while adding a distinctive look and charm to your room.
  6. Finish boards: Finish Boards come in either S4S(Surfaced 4 sides)or S3S are used for a multitude of purposes including shelving, window liner, bases, casing etc.
  7. Wainscot: Trimwork installed in the area below a chair rail. Numerous options are available including raised panel, shadow box and beaded. Combined with a chair rail and baseboard, Wainscoting creates a dramatic look to any room.
  8. RAKE MOULD: Rakes are often used as crowns. In fact, they are sometimes called “solid crowns”
  9. WAINSCOT: Trimwork installed in the area below a chair rail. Numerous options are available including raised panel, shadow box and beaded. Combined with a chair rail and baseboard, Wainscoting creates a dramatic look to any room.
  10. WINDOW STOOL: Also called window sill, a Window Stool is the surface installed below the sash of a window. Trim installed under window stool creates a distinctive look and adds a decorative touch.