Molding Router Bits Buying Guide
Once you've mastered the art of building the shell of a project, you may want to get creative and include some trim or molding to add your own style. From the classic shapes that have been with us for centuries to some of the more modern accents in recent history, we've got a great selection of carbide tipped bits to suit your needs. Depending on the style that you are after, you may want to investigate combining and layering some profiles for a unique and more elaborate shape. These bits are great for table and desk edges, moldings, trim, picture and mirror frames, fluted columns, etc.
Transform the look of any room by installing beautiful moldings and trim. Crown moldings, chair rail molding, base molding, case molding and handrails for sale instantly and easily upgrade your home's appearance and appeal. Our molding and edging router bits for crown and base moldings are offered in a variety of styles and sizes to satisfy all Do-it-Yourselfers and professional molding installers.
Popular Styles Of Molding
- Crown Moulding: Of all the different types of moulding, crown is the best known and — true to its name — the most regal. Crown mouldings, which connect the walls and ceiling, tend to be very elaborate, with decorative substyles such as dentil or egg-and-dart.
- Baseboard: Baseboards are a wooden trim which are placed at the transition from wall to floor. These 3-5” wide mouldings are usually simple in style. Thick and detailed baseboards are the hallmark of classic style.
- Casing: Casings are traditionally 2-3” mouldings which surround the frames of windows and interior or exterior doors. Also known as architraves, casings may be quite intricate to highlight a breathtaking view or to welcome guests to your home. Thicker casings in intricate styles look right at home in a victorian home while plain casings (or no casing at all) can create a clean modern look.
- Chair Rail: Chair rails are simple narrow strips of moulding, usually 32-36” above the floor or about one-third of the wall height, which add a pleasing sense of proportion. Although many people claim their historical intent was preventing diners’ chairs from scuffing the walls, another theory goes that the Shakers of bygone days hung chairs from these rails while washing their floors.
- Picture Rail: Like chair rails, picture rails are quite narrow, though they are installed much higher up – usually 7-9’ feet above floor height. The purpose of picture rails is to allow you to display paintings and photographs without hammering nails into your walls.