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necking trim molding for entablature or plinth blocksAstragal Panel Molding

A molding profile like this can be used for the collar of a pilaster, column or as an entablature architrave.

The latter use is especially common on simple Victorian style entablatures in rural areas.

It also makes a great wall or ceiling frame — we’ll be using something similar on our half bathroom.

You’ll have the best luck finding this astragal molding at a local molding & millwork retailer, rather than a big home improvement store.

It’s a molding profile that should be in stock any place that sells moldings.  Alas, we are not living in those times.

Price and Specs

  • Unit Price  $0.48/lf
  • Dimensions   3/8″ thick X 1″ wide
  • Material  Poplar
  • Vendor  Local Molding and Millwork Retailer

Patterns That Use This Molding






[This is part of my DIY Molding & Millwork Inventory series.]

4 Responses to PM-007

  1. Brian November 24, 2012 at 6:57 AM #

    Ken, I really love this molding, but have not been able to find it anywhere. I’ve checked the major on-line catalogues, but no luck. I’m now resolved to trying to make it, or something close to it, with my router. If I can bring this off, I’ll let you know which router bits I used and where I got them.

  2. Ken November 24, 2012 at 7:23 AM #

    That’s too bad you can’t find one locally. Do you have a molding & millwork shop in your area?

    Routers make my teeth itch. I do everything possible to avoid using them.

  3. Brian January 9, 2013 at 7:18 AM #

    Ken, could you post the width and thickness of this molding.

  4. Ken January 9, 2013 at 7:28 AM #

    That molding is 3/8″ thick X 1″ wide.

    Thanks for pointing out that I needed to add that to the molding profile, Brian.

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