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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....


How Tall Should Baseboards Be?

Andrew Grill

How Tall Should Baseboards Be?
We break down popular baseboard heights based on style and other factors.

How To Choose Baseboards: A DIY Guide

Andrew Grill

How To Choose Baseboards: A DIY Guide
We examine many of the factors you can use to determine what baseboard to purchase.

What Material is Best for Baseboards

Andrew Grill

What Material is Best for Baseboards
We provide a quick comparison of popular baseboard materials - Wood, PVC, and Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF).

How Do You Cut Baseboard Around Bullnose Corners

Andrew Grill

How Do You Cut Baseboard Around Bullnose Corners
A quick overview of cutting baseboard around bullnose corners.