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#153621 3-Oct-2014 05:33
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Our 1950’s house has rimu skirting/architrave of the kind in state houses, sometimes called government profile. Can you get that in pine without joins? The only thing we have in town is little bits all joined together to make longer peices and the grain plus the joins means it won't look good stained with a clear finish.

I'd like some in pine to stain and oil to look like rimu. Also, what does the real rimu in that cost per metre?

Thanks.

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  #1146220 3-Oct-2014 06:44
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A quick google seems to indicate it's fairly common and easy to obtain from moulding stores, and is available in pine
Some examples

http://www.hardie-thomson.co.nz/shop/PRODUCTS/Architraves/HTA27.html
http://www.halswelltimber.co.nz/products-skirting-and-architrave.aspx

I guess a call to a local mouldings supplier is your best bet



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  #1146222 3-Oct-2014 07:05
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It all seems to be in Christchurch etc. though. I'm in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Hubby was quoted $27.00 a metre at one stage for rimu, I'm trying to see if we can find some in pine we can pick up ourselves...I'm worried about getting the right shape/size, shipping, damage and cost.

I can't find costs online, I thought someone might know if it's typically available in pine in a store like bunnings or Mitre 10. Guess I'll start ringing around when they open.


 
 
 
 


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  #1146254 3-Oct-2014 08:10
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I wouldn't rate your chances of getting architraves/skirting in pine without finger joints (short lengths glued together with mismatched grain) - it's a relatively weak timber when cut thinly, especially around knots, hence narrower sections are usually finger jointed. Second hand Rimu or similar from a building recyclers will be your best bet, that said it is difficult to recycle narrow mouldings as they are hard to remove without breaking

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  #1146281 3-Oct-2014 08:56
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nickb800: I wouldn't rate your chances of getting architraves/skirting in pine without finger joints (short lengths glued together with mismatched grain) - it's a relatively weak timber when cut thinly, especially around knots, hence narrower sections are usually finger jointed. Second hand Rimu or similar from a building recyclers will be your best bet, that said it is difficult to recycle narrow mouldings as they are hard to remove without breaking
Yeah, this is because very few people don't want it to be painted so the finger joins won't be seen. Call a timber supplier such as JSC or Rosenfeld Kidson, maybe BBS, too. You should be able to get lengths of clear (no fj) skirting in almost any profile for them but it will cost you. 

Also, most suppliers won't be local but will have the ability to ship to you. It would be well worth checking what their rates are, they might be less than you think if it's a small order that they can just chuck in a truck going that way soon.

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  #1146739 3-Oct-2014 15:52
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  #1146752 3-Oct-2014 15:58
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Have these guys got it? Used them a couple of times in the past

rickmans.co.nz



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  #1146774 3-Oct-2014 16:26
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Hey thanks. Weirdly I must have accidently deleted my last reply.

It seems a minimum order size is a hang up.

It looks like removing it from one part of the house and putting it in the main section is what we're doing. Then we'll finish the back half with the painted finger jointed stuff. What a pain.

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