Straight grained, soft, and easy to work with, Pine is plentiful and fast growing. Subsequently, Pine is an economical wood choice commonly used for trim boards. Pine can be painted, stained, tinted or clear coated to complement any décor.
Since the advent of preprimed moldings, raw Finger Joint Pine is not as prevalent as it once was. However, it is still available as an economical alternative to solid pine or primed pine.
Morristown Lumber’s Primed Pine moldings are finished with an exterior grade latex primer not allowing grain raise, fuzzing, or finger joints to show through. These moldings require less paint and little or no sanding. This is the ideal and economic choice for painted wood moldings.
Ultra Light MDF
Our Ultra Light Weight MDF is ideal for finishing with a coat of paint. Nothing else compares for simplicity of installation and handling. Morristown Lumber’s Ultra Light Weight MDF Moldings are finished with a thick Gesso coat process that gives them the smoothest and finest primed surface available today. These MDF moldings are available in 16 foot lengths. An engineered product means you get total consistency from piece to piece with less waste, shrinkage, and no splits, grain raise, knots or finger joint.
Installed using traditional tools and fasteners, PVC moldings and boards offer low maintenance and high durability for exterior applications. They are impervious to moisture and insects and easy to clean making them perfect for ground contact. Additionally, they can be laminated and heat formed to create curved molding details for custom applications.
All profiles are available in flexible resin for easy installation of eyebrow windows, arched doorways, rounded walls or any other curved applications as a special order. Since the flexible moldings are made from resins, they are also ideal for exterior applications.
This ever-popular classic hardwood has a well-recognized and pronounced coarse textured grain that can be enhanced by varnish or stain. The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. Solid Red Oak moldings make great interior trim however, they will rot when exposed to wet conditions. For exterior wood trim, white oak or mahogany should be used.
A beautiful hardwood, Cherry has very distinct and somewhat unique properties. It can range in color from dark, reddish brown heartwood to creamy white sapwood. Cherry tends to darken to deep, rich tones as it oxidizes with age and exposure to light. Its exceptionally luxurious appearance seems to glow. The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. We recommend when ordering cherry to order 10%-15% more then needed in order to cull out the light areas created by the sapwood if one desires a more uniform presentation.
Mahogany’s grain is generally straight, but can be irregular, wavy, or curly, with a fine to coarse uniform texture. Its color is typically medium reddish brown, but can vary from pale pink to a dark reddish brown heartwood and yellowish white sapwood. Mahogany tends to darken with age, It is resistant to decay and has excellent working properties, including cutting, turning, shaping, sanding, and gluing. Mahogany can be finished easily with a variety of finishes from clear to dark although filling may be required for ultimate smoothness.
Hard Maple has a close fine uniform texture and is generally straight grained. It can also occur as a “Curly”, “Fiddle back”, and “Birds-Eye” figure. The sapwood is a creamy white with a slight brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Hard Maple is a heavy wood with good strength properties that is particularly resistant to abrasion and wear. Hard Maple dries slowly with high shrinkage, so it can move with performance. While it machines and glues well, pre-boring is recommended when nailing or drilling. Maple polishes well and stains beautifully in light colors. One should use caution when staining Hard Maple with tones that are too dark as the darker stains will exhibit uneven levels of penetration creating an undesirable “mottled” effect.
Poplar is by far the most cost effective and sought after hardwood because it is plentiful and takes paint well. Poplar has a medium to fine texture and is straight-grained. It is a comparatively uniform texture wood that machines and sands well. Poplar is harder than pine and generally has a light yellow coloring although it can range from light green, brown or purple. Subsequently, we recommend using darker stains for raw poplar. Morristown Lumber’s Poplar moldings are raw, clear 4 face. Primed poplar is also available as a special order.