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Old March 9th 06, 12:04 PM
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Question Knot-free skirting boards, door linings, cill boards and architraves

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?

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Cordless Crazy wrote:
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?



Any decent timber merchant should have *relatively* (i.e. relative to
the sheds) knot free softwood and, with luck, you can lose the bigger
ones in the cutting.
Champions are not bad if you have a branch nearby.
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Cordless Crazy wrote:
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?


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


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Michael Chare



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On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 11:04:23 +0000, Cordless Crazy
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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.
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Pete C Wrote:
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 11:04:23 +0000, Cordless Crazy
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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!



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What did you ask for/ what did they give you ie what type or species?
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On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:28:34 +0000, Cordless Crazy
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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://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.d-i-y/browse_frm/thread/3528a7749b80f96b/5d317a2c44f31317?lnk=st&rnum=7&hl=en#5d317a2c44f31 317
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.d-i-y/browse_frm/thread/ccf67020495a8a3f/3d6ebcd73bf8c025?lnk=st&rnum=1&hl=en#3d6ebcd73bf8c 025

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

cheers,
Pete.
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Old March 10th 06, 11:56 PM
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On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:28:34 +0000, Cordless Crazy
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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://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk....7a2c44f31 317
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk....bcd73bf8c 025

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 to go!

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

Champions were sound as. Go to their website and view their massive range. Lengths, boards, insulation, decking, sheds, doors etc The quality of their softwood pine is way better the the B&Q crudy knotty stuff. Reasonable rates almost knot free (the occational 6mm knot) but otherwise unwarp, true and available in length up to 5m+. Best thing is you can give them a cutting list and they will cut it and deliver it for free within a 10 mile radius of the branch (a few located around the south east)
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Old March 11th 06, 01:13 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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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



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