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.]