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Old 06-10-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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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.
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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.

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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.

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
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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.
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What species? Finished? Special order for your supplier?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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the prices on these tiny pieces of trim are getting insane.
But somebody buys them and are driving up the prices.
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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
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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.
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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
He used to play "The Broken Spoke" all the time.
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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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