Knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill boards and architraves


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Cordless Crazy

Where can I buy knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill boards an
architraves in soft wood, or is this not posible?

Am planning to varnish/stain it all to a similar medium oak colour t
match the floor, without going to the extent of buying solid oak item
(cost is one reason!). Plus I want it to match the stair handrai
already fixed in sortwood.

I dont fancy a whole array of knots visible as you get from the typica
gear from B&Q etc.

Any ideas, cheap sources in SE England/London or guidance
 
M

Michael Chare

Many timber merchants will let you select the bits you want to take.
(like buying vegetables in a super market!)
 
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Pete C

Where can I buy knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill boards and
architraves in soft wood, or is this not posible?

Am planning to varnish/stain it all to a similar medium oak colour to
match the floor, without going to the extent of buying solid oak items
(cost is one reason!). Plus I want it to match the stair handrail
already fixed in sortwood.

I dont fancy a whole array of knots visible as you get from the typical
gear from B&Q etc.

Any ideas, cheap sources in SE England/London or guidance?
Hi,

Try a large timber merchant like Champion Timber:

<http://www.championtimber.com/>

cheers,
Pete.
 
C

Cordless Crazy

Pete said:
Where can I buy knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill board
and
architraves in soft wood, or is this not posible?

Am planning to varnish/stain it all to a similar medium oak colour to
match the floor, without going to the extent of buying solid oak items
(cost is one reason!). Plus I want it to match the stair handrail
already fixed in sortwood.

I dont fancy a whole array of knots visible as you get from th
typical
gear from B&Q etc.

Any ideas, cheap sources in SE England/London or guidance?

Hi,

Try a large timber merchant like Champion Timber:

http://www.championtimber.com/

cheers,
Pete.
Cheers Pete. My local champions was perfic
 
P

Pete C

Cheers Pete. My local champions was perfic!
Good! BTW there's some ramblings of mine on staining pine at the
following...:

<http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.d-i-y/browse_frm/thread/3528a7749b80f96b/5d317a2c44f31317?lnk=st&rnum=7&hl=en#5d317a2c44f31317>
<http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.d-i-y/browse_frm/thread/ccf67020495a8a3f/3d6ebcd73bf8c025?lnk=st&rnum=1&hl=en#3d6ebcd73bf8c025>

I'd use the back of the skirting etc to practice getting the match to
the floor right.

cheers,
Pete.
 
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C

Cordless Crazy

Pete said:
http://www.championtimber.com/

cheers,
Pete.

Cheers Pete. My local champions was perfic!

Good! BTW there's some ramblings of mine on staining pine at the
following...:

http://tinyurl.com/gtsbk
http://tinyurl.com/rgwtw

I'd use the back of the skirting etc to practice getting the match to
the floor right.

cheers,
Pete.
Interesting reading Pete. Looks like this Sikkens stuff is the way t
go!

BTW any advise on fixing the skirtings without screws? Am going to b
Gripfilling the blighters to the wall by running beads down a couple o
routed grooves on the back, formed by my circ saw (if it doesnt com
pre-routed). I dont fancy making good any holes or screwheads an
having them noticeable. My next concern it ensuring they stay bonded t
the wall while Grippy cures
 
C

Cordless Crazy

fred said:
(e-mail address removed) writes

Pete C Wrote:
Where can I buy knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill boards
and
architraves in soft wood, or is this not posible?

Try a large timber merchant like Champion Timber:

http://www.championtimber.com/

cheers,
Pete.

Cheers Pete. My local champions was perfic!
Fred,

Champions were sound as. Go to their website and view their massiv
range. Lengths, boards, insulation, decking, sheds, doors etc Th
quality of their softwood pine is way better the the B&Q crudy knott
stuff. Reasonable rates almost knot free (the occational 6mm knot) bu
otherwise unwarp, true and available in length up to 5m+. Best thing i
you can give them a cutting list and they will cut it and deliver it fo
free within a 10 mile radius of the branch (a few located around th
south east
 
O

owdman

Knot free is just about possible if you specify "unsorted" grades of
softwood i.e. what was in the old days sorted into 1st 2nd and 3rds.
But why would you want knot free anyway - knots are just a natural
feature of many timbers. There are knot free(ish) alternatives to
redwood such as pirana pine etc but they have other drawbacks.

cheers

Jacob
 
D

Dave Fawthrop

On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 11:04:23 +0000, Cordless Crazy

|
|Where can I buy knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill boards and
|architraves in soft wood, or is this not posible?

The sheds sell stripwood, which is lots of short bits of wood with the
knots cut out and glued end to end with an extended VVVVVV sort of join.
You could buy that and form it into "skirting boards, door linings, cill
boards" yourself.
 
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Pete C

Interesting reading Pete. Looks like this Sikkens stuff is the way to
go!
It's one way to go, maybe others can add other ways...

One thing worth a mention, if using a water based stain it will raise
the grain some, for a smoother surface solvent based is better.

When using solvent based stain indoors, there needs to be plenty of
ventilation during the initial drying to stop the solvent smell
building up too much.

Here's a pic of some pine which I've used a fairly thin coat of Cetol
HLS 'Teak' on (it does look quite a bit lighter in reality though),
with some bare wood for comparison:

<http://static.flickr.com/35/111028642_8296453dfa_b.jpg>

Using more coats makes it darker, and maybe obscures the grain a
little. The finish comes out satin but isn't too glossy.

Another product that might be worth a look is Rustins Wood Gel, I've
no experience of it though.

cheers,
Pete.
 

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