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Old 10-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Need ideas Floor moulding

We just finished putting in new bamboo flooring and refinished the walls with honey gold veneer plywood. Super gorgeous! Now we need to put in floor moulding for the transition between the two. Is there anything classier than cheap vinyl cove moulding? We'd like something to fit with the real wood look we have going here, but it has to be thick enough at the bottom to cover the 1/8 to 1/2 inch gaps along the wall.

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Old 10-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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Why not just have some nice custom molding made? A lumber yard (not a big box) that specializes in supplying contractors will have a source for straight and curved moldings. You'll need to make templates for the curves. Or . . .

Just use a bendable non-wood product. There's a few on the market. I think Outwater has some too.

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bamboo flooring sounds awesome
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I am getting ready to put natural bamboo laminate in our "78" Ambassador. My questions as well. I do recall someone in the forums using a braided rope to cover the gap between the floor and the wall. It actually looked quite good. I don't think I would have thought of maybe a type of round flexible material could be used. Do you have pictures of your new floor? Did you run it lengthwise or sideways...under your galley/bunks or around them. Thanks!

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Old 10-12-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Silverslug75 View Post
Super gorgeous!
Would love to see pictures!!!
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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Actually moulding is quite easy to make if you have a router and a router table. Pick out a bit you like, make a jig, make your own. Black walnut works easily and would be beautiful with the blonde bamboo. How about teak? A nice medium dark brown that goes well with blonde. You may need to make a trip to the local library to get a how-to book.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:41 PM   #7
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No pictures yet. We ran it lengthwise. The whole AS has been gutted of everything so not any obstacles to work around.
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Would love to see pictures. Almost ready to do my floor.

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One other thing occured to me about making moulding. You can take a medium size steel flat head wood screw and screw it into the middle a small block of scrap wood. Leave the head about 1/2" (or whatever) out and use it by hand as a moulding plane. Just pull the block of scrap wood down the top edge of your moulding with the wood screw head slot at a 90 degree angle to the face of your moulding. The screw will cut a nice grove in the wood which you can easily hand sand. You can adjust the grove by screwing the wood screw in or out. It makes a very delicate shoe moulding that would look really nice in an A/S. If you are interested I will draw a sketch. I know the directions are rather hard to decypher.
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Interesting idea from a couple of years ago, rope.

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