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AustinDB 06-10-2015 10:55 PM

cost of 1/4 round, options?
 
I'm figuring a quote for 590SF of engineered wood flooring and got to the line for 1/4 round and for the 3 rooms + 1 closet, flooring is $1712 and the 1/4 round is $1122.

that's more than $36 for a 6.5' piece of trim.

That's nuts. Are there any options? I could sell new taller baseboard for less than that.

SuperiorHIP 06-10-2015 11:06 PM

My grandma just had some cabinets put in by blowes and they skipped out on the shoe. I went in to order it and when they said the total and it came out to $5 a foot for frickin shoe moulding I told her no thanks. I am going to get some pine shoe and play around with a few stains and it will look just as good.

Texas Wax 06-10-2015 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by 72chevy4x4 (Post 3119801)
I'm figuring a quote for 590SF of engineered wood flooring and got to the line for 1/4 round and for the 3 rooms + 1 closet, flooring is $1712 and the 1/4 round is $1122.

that's more than $36 for a 6.5' piece of trim.

That's nuts. Are there any options? I could sell new taller baseboard for less than that.

Buy raw, stain and finish to match base board or flooring.

:thumbsup: For $922 I'll do it for you and drop 'em off. You're buying drinks tho. Been wanting to see Junior Brown play in Austin :clap:

Golden view 06-10-2015 11:32 PM

These high markup things bug me. It should be $1 a foot or less. What species?

It's like cabinet scribe molding. I can get a stick for $3 but sometimes it'll be quoted at $20.

CarpenterSFO 06-11-2015 01:02 AM

What species? Finished? Special order for your supplier?

AustinDB 06-11-2015 10:28 AM

The brand is Trestle, species 'hickory' 5" in Prairie color. I don't think it looks a thing like hickory, looks like cheap oak with a dark color.

found some stuff at LumbLiq's for 50cents/ft-will check out the color diff and may try staining to match w/ some added labor to cover me.

CarpenterSFO 06-11-2015 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 72chevy4x4 (Post 3120961)
The brand is Trestle, species 'hickory' 5" in Prairie color. I don't think it looks a thing like hickory, looks like cheap oak with a dark color.

found some stuff at LumbLiq's for 50cents/ft-will check out the color diff and may try staining to match w/ some added labor to cover me.

I didn't realize the 1/4 round was from the flooring manufacturer.

GettingBy 06-11-2015 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 72chevy4x4 (Post 3119801)
That's nuts. Are there any options? I could sell new taller baseboard for less than that.

"In consumer theory, substitute goods or substitutes are products that a consumer perceives as similar or comparable, so that having more of one product makes him want less of the other product. Formally, X and Y are substitutes if, when the price of X rises, the demand for Y rises."

Seems there are several options for substitutes [Y], depending on the cost of your own labor, but customer preferences may be a factor.

pinwheel 06-11-2015 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 72chevy4x4 (Post 3120961)
The brand is Trestle, species 'hickory' 5" in Prairie color. I don't think it looks a thing like hickory, looks like cheap oak with a dark color.

found some stuff at LumbLiq's for 50cents/ft-will check out the color diff and may try staining to match w/ some added labor to cover me.

Flooring color & species doesn't matter. What's the baseboards made of & what color are they? Match the baseboard, not the flooring.

As for cost, I don't pay more than 50cents/lf for any of my shoe molds. That's oak. I think pine is less than a quarter & primed pine is somewhere in between. Course I usually order at leas 1000' at a time.

Other species, I mill myself. I've got a base shoe cutter for my moulder, but in a pinch, I've used a roundover bit in the router table & ripped it down to 1/2x3/4"

kixnbux 06-11-2015 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by pinwheel (Post 3121689)
Flooring color & species doesn't matter. What's the baseboards made of & what color are they? Match the baseboard, not the flooring.



As for cost, I don't pay more than 50cents/lf for any of my shoe molds. That's oak. I think pine is less than a quarter & primed pine is somewhere in between. Course I usually order at leas 1000' at a time.



Other species, I mill myself. I've got a base shoe cutter for my moulder, but in a pinch, I've used a roundover bit in the router table & ripped it down to 1/2x3/4"


Due to these same ridiculous prices I'm trying the router idea as well. Set up table saw and router and make a ton of it pretty dang fast. I've run a stick here and there before if I only needed a little but the prices on these tiny pieces of trim are getting insane.

GettingBy 06-11-2015 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kixnbux (Post 3122049)
the prices on these tiny pieces of trim are getting insane.

But somebody buys them and are driving up the prices. :blink:

AustinDB 06-12-2015 07:42 AM

I think it's the manufacturer's game. they move the cost of the flooring down and make up the difference on the moldings. There is no way a 6' T-mold should cost $55

pinwheel 06-12-2015 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by 72chevy4x4 (Post 3125466)
I think it's the manufacturer's game. they move the cost of the flooring down and make up the difference on the moldings. There is no way a 6' T-mold should cost $55

I'm obviously not charging enough for the custom mouldings I provide.

hdavis 06-12-2015 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Texas Wax (Post 3119857)
For $922 I'll do it for you and drop 'em off. You're buying drinks tho. Been wanting to see Junior Brown play in Austin :clap:

He used to play "The Broken Spoke" all the time.

spazman 06-12-2015 08:24 PM

Do you have a menards there? I can get solid oak quarter round that is finished for about $1 per foot from menards.


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