We have recently replaced a fire and surround in a period property and there is now a gap at each side of the skirting board of about 4 inches. Does anyone know where we could find some high period skirting board to replace or patch at each side of the fire?
Try any local timer merchants. Theres an excellent one I know of in newcastle, near the arena called tyneside timber. You could smiply fill a shorter piece of skirting from the bottom with a plain piece of wood to make up the height.
Use either a plank of wood or a stripe of mdf to create the flat face of the skirting, then fix a matching profile timber like ogee etc to the top. These profile timbers are normally fixed around door frames and are called mouldings.This is a cheap way of making old style skirting. :D
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