How to Match Historic Molding
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor look at ways to match historic molding.
- Tom uses a molding profile jig to show Kevin how to match historic moldings.
- Tom pushes the pins of the jig into the molding and it forms an outline of the molding. Homeowners can then trace the design onto a piece of paper and bring it to a mill shop.
- You can either match that tracing to one a stock profile in a mill shop or they could make a molding for you with a custom knife so you can replicate the profile on your choice of wood.