Baseboard – Oh, Wow!

No baseboard yet.
No baseboard yet.

The windows were cased and then the carpenters started on the baseboard.

A spacer under the baseboard allows for future flooring.
A spacer under the baseboard allows for future flooring.

I didn’t think baseboard could be applied before the floor was laid.

Our baseboard is ogee on top of a 1 by 4.
Our baseboard is ogee on top of a 1 by 4.

I have been assured that the trim carpenters left sufficient room for the flooring to go under the baseboard as long as I choose to use hardwood and shoe molding.  And I do.

Everything is finished in the conservatory except a new floor and painted trim.
Everything is finished in the conservatory except a new floor and painted trim.

Even though the nail holes in the trim have not been filled and the trim is not yet painted (only primed), the “finished” feeling of the room is amazing.

Trimalicious!
Trimalicious!

There’s still lots of uninstalled trim in the living room for the master bedroom and the dining room (and the closets).

Now the entire conservatory is trimmed.
Now the entire conservatory is trimmed. (I have to move the furniture back into place.)

Little by little, though, the pile is diminishing.

Trim cutting HQ in the backyard.
Trim cutting HQ in the backyard.

Do have a pile of something you’re longing to use up? Or simply kick to the curb?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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