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Custom Trim and Moulding

Custom trim and moulding is an invaluable component of beautifying a house. Decorative trim that is custom milled to suit the look and feel of your house will help add a degree of value to the house. Simply put, adding quality, custom milled trim and moulding casings to your property offer an immediate reward by:

  • Making you house more attractive
  • Increasing its perceived value
  • Adds hightened level of elegance
  • Distinguishes your home from the crowd

Here at PacWood, we have become known for superior millwork and beautiful end products like interior trim and moulding. For those looking for the lowest price around, you can always find somebody willing to get you low quality lumber or synthetic alternatives, but we don’t believe in that.

We believe that around the house true beauty can only be found in genuine wood products, and we work with the highest quality lumber available. We are Northern California’s premier manufacturer of specialty wood products.

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Why Use Trim/Moulding?

Your home is likely your most valuable asset, and should be treated as such. With slight additions like custom milled trim and moulding, you can transition your home from a place to sleep, into one of comfort and inspiration. Following this pattern, your home will reflect your personality, and visitors will admire that.

Moulding is Aesthetic and Functional

Beyond the aesthetic appeal, trim and mouldings also serve functional purposes. Baseboards, for example are used to conceal the gap between your floor and wall for aesthetics, as well as prevention of temperature loss. In the same vein, casings work to optimize the opening where the door frame meets the wall.

Mouldings also serve in the transition from different materials such as paint and wallpaper, or can be used to emphasize contrasts between the same materials. These extra details can help you significantly reduce the finishing costs in your home.

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Types of Wood Used in Moulding and Trim

Check out our portfolio to see some of the lumber we’ve milled and manufactured for high-end homes throughout Northern California and Nevada. Doug fir, knotty alder, pine, white (incense) cedar – the type of wood you use in your trim and moulding needs to reflect the feel of the house. Consider these options:

  • Doug Fir: The hardest of the soft woods, doug fir is a top choice. It’s dark in color with a distinctive West Coast feel; holds nails and screws; and is naturally scratch resistant. See what other wood products Doug Fir is a good wood for
  • Knotty Alder: When used in door and window trim, knotty alder’s holes are often left unfilled to preserve the natural aesthetic of the wood. Also, alder looks good with most any wood floor and it stains evenly and easily.
  • Pine: Balanced, even color, naturally pleasant aroma, affordability and ease of milling make pine a great choice for interior trim and moulding. Find out why pine wood might be right for your construction project.

 

Triple bead moulding is a classic, common pattern for trim and moulding. Custom Moulding and Trim Patterns

  • Board and batten moulding: a symmetrical molding that is placed across a joint where two parallel panels or boards meet. You can check out board and batten grades at Western Red Cedar Lumber Association’s website.
  • Finger joint: Made by cutting a set of complementary rectangular or V cuts  in two pieces of wood and then glued together. To visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands at a ninety degree angle; hence the name “finger joint.” It is stronger than a butt or lap joint, and often forms part of the overall look of the piece.
  • Triple bead: Classic and popular design, the triple bead moulding works well in most interior spaces.
  • Colonial Trim: Colonial trim carries features of traditional, rigid architecture and design. Not to be used sparingly, but instead as a theme throughout all trim and moulding, casings and other interior accents.
  • Round over: Just like it says, the round over is a simple, clean finishing design for trim and moulding casings.
  • Door Trim: Where the wall meets the door frame, door trim offers protection and aesthetic touch. As a high use area,  door trim should rely on a hard wood, like Doug Fir, for example, which is naturally resistant to scratches and gouges.
  • Window trim: Custom milled trim around the window where the wall meets the window frame. Adds protection and value to windows. Trim should work with window treatments for aesthetics.
  • Base moulding: the finishing component where the wall meets the floor (AKA baseboard). Baseboards should be chosen in harmony with your finish and casings to tie the room together.
  • Cap & Rail: Used in bars or floating kitchen bars with chair rail and cap moulding run the length of the surface and are capped at the open ends.

 

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