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Woodgrain Distribution is dedicated to supporting our customer’s efforts in selling to their customers. With our proven retail experience, we are prepared to help market and merchandise moulding products to maximize sales per square foot. Each branch has marketing materials available to all customers to display what stocking SKU carry is available as well as what is available to order. In addition to the general marketing materials, depend on the sales representatives to help educate team members and customers on the value and benefits of moulding. There are many opportunities for Woodgrain Distribution to support sales efforts. Contact our local sales representatives to discuss what opportunities may be the best fit.

Moulding Species

Mouldings come in a variety of species with different attributes to them. The species carried by Woodgrain Distribution are:

Raw Fingerjoint Pine PFJ Pieces of pine fingerjointed and glued together to create one continuous piece of moulding. Finish: Paint
Primed Fingerjoint Pine PFP Pieces of pine fingerjointed and glued together to create one continuous piece of moulding. The primed version has a white water based paint coat applied making the moulding ready to finish. Finish: Paint
Pine pne A solid piece of moulding with a small grain. Finish: Stain or Paint.
Medium Density Fiberboard mdf Cut and moulded from wood fiber mixed with resin sheet stock to make a solid piece of moulding. All MDF is primed with a white water based paint coat making the moulding ready to finish. Finish: Paint
Oak oak A solid piece of moulding with a coarse grain. Finish: Stain or Varnish
Knotty Alder kal A solid piece of moulding where the natural knots of the wood are visible creating a rustic elegant look when finished. Finish: Stain or Varnish
Polyvinyl Chloride pvc A plastic product manufactured for exterior applications due to its ability to endure all types of weather. Finish: Paint
Trimfinity tim Made from 90% recycled plastic, 50% post-consumer, and 40% pre-consumer. Finish: Paint
Finished Elegance fmd Durable no painting required interior finished moulding with a silky smooth finish. Finish: no painting required
Light MDR umd Measured in metric units
Various shades of white with a light brown substrate. Finish: Paint
Banak mfw Finish: Paint

Moulding Size Chart

Consider the size of your space when purchasing moulding. As you can see based on the chart below, the taller the space, the wider the moulding can be.

Ceiling Height Casing Base Crown
8′ 2-1/4″ 3-1/4″ 3-5/8″
9′ 2-1/4″ – 3-1/4″ 4-1/4″ – 5-1/4″ 4-1/4″ – 5-1/4″
10′ 2-1/4″ – 3-1/4″ 4-1/4″ – 5-1/4″ 4-1/4″ – 5-1/4″
11′ 3-1/4″ – 3-1/2″ 5-1/4″ – 7-1/4″ 4-5/8″ – 6″
12′ or more 3-1/4″ – 3-1/2″ 7-1/4″ 7″
Step 1
The installation of moulding starts with having the right tools. The following are the most common tools needed for a safe installation of moulding:

- Miter Box, Miter Saw or Compound Miter Saw
- Finishing Nails, Nail Set, and a Hammer or Brad Nailer
- Wood Putty and Glue
- Tape Measure
- Coping Saw
- Framing Square
- Protractor
- Pen and Paper
- Utility Knife
- Ladder
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
Step 2
Start by measuring the length of each wall and be sure to subtract any doors, windows or openings. Add 15% to each wall to allow for miter cuts and waste. This will provide the amount of moulding needed for the project. It is also helpful to sketch the room noting dimensions and corners.
Step 3
After purchasing the moulding, determine which piece and wall to start with. Identify what miter cuts will need to be made along with any splicing that may be required. When measuring a piece of moulding which will be mitered, add the width of the moulding to the measurement to allow for the miter cut.
Step 4
Nail the moulding in place with finishing nails leaving the corners to nail at the end once all the moulding is installed. Install the moulding around the entire room and go back to nail the corners. If the moulding ends without running into a wall create a return. A return can be created from a scrap piece of moulding. Cut the proper angle on the one end of the moulding and a 90 degree angle on the other end forming a small triangular piece of moulding. Attach the piece with wood glue and tape until the glue dries.
Installation
Installing Moulding Is Easier Than You Think

Finishing

We recommend staining or painting the moulding before it is installed. Fill any nail holes, repair scratches, dents, or damage by sanding the area and using a non-shrinking filler. Allow the filler to dry and lightly sand these areas to remove any rough spots. The stain or paint may need to be touched up once the moulding has been installed. Be sure to protect the area around the moulding by taping it off.

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