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?
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 breakingYeah, 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.