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Old 04-13-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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Default Crown Molding

Tying to get crown molding done. Received a bid of $7.50 per linear foot. Does this sound about right? How much have you paid for crown molding?
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:59 AM
 
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We recently closed on a Perry home and one of the options, which we didn't include, was 4.25" crown molding @ $5.50/ft. Larger molding was $8.50/ft. Knowing that builder options are priced high (builder gets his cut) should give you a point of comparison. I also priced molding at the box stores and it runs $2-3/ft, depending on width and complexity of cut. Some people spend the $100 and buy an inexpensive miter saw on sale and do their own. I've considered that and may in fact do that some day.

Where are you in the city? I have the name of a good carpenter in the Bellaire area, and one in the NW. Both stay very busy, but if you schedule far enough in advance you may be able to get a quote from them.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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I have installed crown mouldings myself. its <$2 per foot and I got the recycled plastic ones which is fine because I need them white. Its about 10min of work per 12ft moulding, even with my 20ft ceilings. I also put mini-crown mouldings in the closets for a completed look (and so that I dont have to paint straight on the top edge of the wall). The kitchen is the last place(indoors) I have that needs crown moulding work, I'll do that once I finish a couple more projects.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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We recently closed on a Perry home and one of the options, which we didn't include, was 4.25" crown molding @ $5.50/ft. Larger molding was $8.50/ft. Knowing that builder options are priced high (builder gets his cut) should give you a point of comparison. I also priced molding at the box stores and it runs $2-3/ft, depending on width and complexity of cut. Some people spend the $100 and buy an inexpensive miter saw on sale and do their own. I've considered that and may in fact do that some day.

Where are you in the city? I have the name of a good carpenter in the Bellaire area, and one in the NW. Both stay very busy, but if you schedule far enough in advance you may be able to get a quote from them.
Richmond (Fort Bend). Please give me the name.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Spring, TX
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Malvern Richardson
mobile: 832.725.2366
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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Richmond (Fort Bend). Please give me the name.
I had it done about 4 years ago. I used the guy who was doing all of the trim carpentry for the builder in my neighborhood. I paid $2 per linear foot for double crown molding, which included the material. I did triple crown in the living room, and I think he charged me an extra $1 per foot for that. The material was already pre-primed, but I had to go back and caulk and paint afterwards. If you are interested, his name is Rufino Gonzalez, and his number is 832-768-4909. This was 4 years ago, so I'm not sure if it's still active.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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@SteveArmy

Where did you buy the material?
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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Lowe's and Homedepot both has the recycled plastic type. They sell fast but they restock pretty quickly too. Theyre great for the patio since theyre waterproof
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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For material, call Bison. They have a few locations but the one I am most familiar with is on the West Sam Houston Tollway just North of I-10.

You would be amazed at how much cheaper they are compared to Lowe's or Home Depot. I am talking 1/3 the cost. I priced a certain type of crown at Home Depot at $1.57 a foot recently. Bison had the same pattern and material for $.53 / foot.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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Does Bison sell directly to people, or have a minimum purchase?
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