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How high should baseboards be?

Andrew Grill

How high should baseboards be?
A summary of different suggested heights and considerations based on flooring types.

Should You Install Baseboards Before Carpet?

Andrew Grill

Should You Install Baseboards Before Carpet?
We highlight the thought process behind deciding to do carpet or baseboards first.

What is the Difference Between Baseboard and Trim?

Stuart Hodgson

What is the Difference Between Baseboard and Trim?
We outline some of the popular elements of trim carpentry in comparison to baseboard trim.

Are Baseboards Necessary?

Andrew Grill

Are Baseboards Necessary?
We highlight the top reasons for why baseboards are necessary in any home that uses drywall.

What Type of Wood is Used for Baseboards

Andrew Grill

What Type of Wood is Used for Baseboards

The most common types of wood used for baseboards are: Hardwoods – Poplar, Cherry, Oak, Maple, Walnut Softwoods - Pine (Clear, Knotty) Other types of wood used for baseboards, although not as common, include Mahogany, Hemlock, Basswood, and Cedar. Common Baseboard Woods and Considerations Poplar: An inexpensive option. Considered easy to work with due to its lack of density. Poplar is often painted instead of stained. Cherry: An expensive wood, but known for rich color and being easy to work with.  Oak: Multiple varieties of Oak provide numerous options for stains. Very durable and holds up well to interior traffic....