victorian farmhouse baseboard moldings diyVictorian Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $14.00/lf + $15.00/Corner or Return

As much as your home needs a solid structural foundation, it also needs a solid visual foundation inside.

This large baseboard, a simplified version of one I found in a Victorian mansion in Detroit (more on that later), will give your home the interior foundation it needs.

It’s made from two common pieces of MDF molding.  Plan to upgrade your door trim moldings if you install this baseboard.

[This post is part of my DOOR TRIM-114 series]

diy large mdf baseboard molding

Now that’s a nice baseboard!


Molding Inventory to Make this Baseboard


Baseboard Molding Profile  This is the upper most piece of this two-piece baseboard.  It’s a molding profile that is unique to the Victorian era.

More about BB-001 here >>


Panel Molding Profile  This is your standard, 5-1/4″ tall ogee baseboard molding.  I know I say this a lot, but look at how nice the ogee detail is on this molding.  Make sure you buy one with this kind of depth and resolution.

More about PM-010 here >>


How to Install This Large, Two-Piece Baseboard Molding

diy large victorian baseboard

This is the only installation picture I have of this baseboard molding.

before and after baseboard picture gallery

And that’s all there is to it.  See more of this project at DOOR TRIM-114.

If you have any questions on how to install this baseboard, feel free to ask in the comment section below or email me.

Good luck making your own historically Inspired baseboard!

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Ask Ken: How Do I Make this Large Baseboard?