Looking for a Moulding Supplier

lilith2150

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I have been a member of the Grumble for a couple years now and love to read through the forum for all the good ideas and suggestions. So I'm turning to all of you for a problem.

I work for framing shop in Turlock, CA. We have a customer who is looking for a frame to match one he has from the early 1900's. It is a 4" wide honey/golden oak that is almost flat (it has a slight slope from the inner lip to the outer edge from the look of the picture he brought us.) We cannot find a supplier for it. Does any one have any ideas where we might find it?

Thanks so much for your help!
Deb
 

JFeig

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Am I reading your question correctly......you are looking to match a 100 year old frame!

Other that finding one per chance at an antique market, my guess would be to have a woodworker mill custom stock from lumber.
 

Bob Doyle

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Find a good carpenter who could make it for you. I have used one and I pay him $15-$20 a foot.

BTW welcome to the Grumble!
 

framah

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2nd on the Wesley Allen suggestion. That is what they do, make replicas of old time frames. They make really good replicas finished corners and all. Call them at 908-735-0922. They are in NJ.
 

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Originally posted by Cliff Wilson:
I would try Vermont Hardwoods.

David probably has a very similar profile in oak.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Cliff. However, we don't have anything nearly that wide. We could do it custom, of course, but there's probably a shop much closer that could do the same thing.
 

OwieO

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Have you looked at the mission collection from Larson-Juhl? I know there is a wide flat one.. but not sure how wide it is right now.
 

stud d

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I am thinking a Larson frame might not be a replica type-if they want a real match.

Cornel do you not know of Wesley Allen? They are good guys, they have been brought up several times on the grumble. The website is not great, but the products are quite spiffy.
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Whynot

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Ashamed to admit it.
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But then I find a faible consollation in that that Wesley Allen should be ignoring my existence as well. ;)
His website shows one single little picture. A promising one, but that's a bit too secretive of a website to my taste.
 

stud d

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Cornel do you set up in Atlanta? I got to meet you one day. You make me laugh. I have heard some good stuff about your company, so it would be great to see your stuff. And you got to like a man that is willing to take up the unpopular side of things to provoke thought.
Patrick Leeland
 

Whynot

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Originally posted by Patrick Leeland:
And you got to like a man that is willing to take up the unpopular side of things to provoke thought.
Patrick Leeland
Are you kidding me, Patrick?! Quite the contrary, such a man would make me ...jealous ;)

No, I am not going to be this year at the show in Atlanta.
One day, when I'll get tired of doing business the fancy way I currently do, I'll probably end up advertising and going to the trade shows, instead of hunting for my clients all over the states myself. That's simply a matter of age and wisdom I guess. Unfortunately, in my family we, the males, age too fast and become wise too late.
 
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