crown moldingBed Molding

A common molding profile used as part of larger architectural buildups.

It was a popular element on Craftsman style entablatures and newel posts, but that’s just a start.

In fact, you’ll find it on historic buildings as far back as Greek temples and Roman homes.

But you won’t have to go to Greece to find it, because most lumber yards — as well as Lowes and Home Depot — keep it in stock.

Material Note  This molding profile is most commonly available in poplar or pine. However, I have seen it once offered in pre-primed mdf, and it was of terrible quality.

The primer was uneven, drippy, full of grit. Worse, the profile did not seem to be of a consistent dimension down its length. The final blow was

Price & Specs

  • Unit Price  $11.60/8′ stick
  • Price Per Foot  $1.45
  • Material  Pine
  • Projection  c. 1-1/4″
  • Drop  c. 1-1/8″
  • Vendor  Local lumber yard

Patterns That Use This Molding





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