Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Leeds_76, Dec 6, 2021.
Can anyone tell me what the profiles of the skirting is in the image?
Ogee and Eggmould/Lambs tongue, in that order.
Thank you, that's what I thought they were. I bought lambs tongue today but the profile doesn't 100% match
This is always the problem when trying to match profile of skirts, architrave, mouldings, etc
Doesn’t matter if it’s Ogee, Lambs Tongue, Ovolo, Tourus, etc …. There’s no definitive copy-write on any of these profiles (or others, generally speaking)
Each sawnmill that produces these items will have slightly differing cutters set up that will overall turn out any of the above profiles (and others), they will of course be recognisable as say lambs tongue but, the exact detail of profile will differ from each manufacturer
Even if you get the same overall height skirting (and that’s not always possible either) where each part of the profile stops and starts may well vary
I’ve tried to match up skirting for home and across 5 different local suppliers, I think that 4 samples all differed and non actually matched perfectly !
It’s either get as close as you can, try more suppliers, also look online or find a place that can make perfectly matching skirting for you but of course, the £ per mt is a lot heavier - good luck
If it's to be painted, sand and plane it gently to blend in with the existing, if stained then you'd be better off changing the room for the newer stuff if it has to match perfectly.
No one will notice a near match once the furniture covers it up when back in the room.
That was my thinking too, the existing skirting is potentially 80 years old
Luckily most of it will be covered by the sofa
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