How to Choose Interior Molding – This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses some of the many options available for trimming out the interior of a room. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Choose Interior Molding:
– notebook and pencil, used to record molding sizes, styles and prices

Tools for How to Choose Interior Molding:
– tape measure, for measuring room dimensions and lengths of moldings

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Amanda Smith says:

This told me about the different types of moldings, but did not actually discuss what considerations go into choosing particular moldings for a given room. 🙁

Rick SC says:

The colonial or clamshell is 2 1/4″ not 2 1/2″ ……for those looking for moldings by width.

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