When it comes to getting the right moulding for your project there are several factors you need to consider…… profile, size, quantity and of course choosing the most suitable timber for the job. Faced with the choice between hardwood & softwood, pine or whitewood, how do you know which to choose? Do you pick the cheapest or is durability more important, or do you simply not have a clue.
This page is designed to give you a brief overview of the properties and features of the timber we use for our timber mouldings. So next time you are in your local hardware store wondering which moulding is best for you, we hope that this might make your choice a little easier.
Pine....... a blond softwood, comes in many forms distinguished by colour, grain and knot size. Sold in its raw state by grade as well as species, small knots & tighter grain command higher prices due to their greater stability when further processing. An immensly popular timber, although not as durable as oak, it is a value alternative providing a beautiful grain finish for a smaller price tag. Suitable for paint, stain or varnish.
Mahogany....... A hardwood, made from various species of sustainable timber, it is durable and perfect for matching with other dark wood in your home. With a coat of stain or varnish it will blend seamlesly with both old and new.
Whitewood....... a soft hardwood, makes an ideal painting grade surface. With little grain to speak of, it lacks the asthetic values of pine or other hardwoods but is ideal for taking nails or screws without splitting and gives a good value, high quality, smooth finish.
White Deal Pine
Red Deal Pine
Oak....... a popular hardwood, is strong and durable as well as giving a beautiful rich finish to your home. Oak mouldings are the ideal trims for matching your oak floors and skirting or for adding flair to your walls and doors. Bring out its beautiful grain with wax, oil, stain or varnish.