What does Colonial Molding Mean?
Definition of Colonial Molding in Construction
Colonial moldings is a heavy application of various shapes of wood, fiberglass or other synthetic material to decorate corners, joints, door frames, window frames, etc. in a colonial home. Originally intended to cover over inconsistencies in construction or material intersects, the idea of colonial moldings has evolved to include architectural features and aesthetics and not merely a means of hiding negative construction issues.
Typically, a residential molding profile that is generally 3 1/2″ in width or smaller, and has a more ornate profile than a typical sanitary molding. The use of colonial residential molding is common in spec homes or more economical construction. The colonial molding profile can be found at all popular material suppliers and is a very easy profile to miter and trim openings with. Colonial moldings are extremely common and can be painted, stained or even kept unfinished.
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