There's no hiding, behind moulding / hardwood.
October 24, 2010 1:49 PM Subscribe
What might the original moulding around our 20s-era fireplace
have looked like?
posted by eschatfische to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We recently tore up the carpet in our 1925-era San Francisco home to reveal some lovely old hardwood. Everything looks great, except there was clearly some sort of moulding around our fireplace, where the wood wasn't stained and is in worse condition than the rest of the flooring. The outline of that moulding is clearly visible, and was pretty obviously torn out to allow for carpeting right up to the tile.
We're trying to bring our home to the way it might have looked at any given point before the 60s (when it was half-assedly modernized), and have had trouble finding moulding to cover that area that would fit in with the way it was tiled. The moulding would have been pretty substantial: it's around 2" from the tile in all directions.
Any pointers appreciated.