Custom Profile Shop

A (really) short history of moulding.

Early homes in America were, of course, completely handmade. Trim and moulding pieces were made at the construction site with hand held moulding planes and chisels. If you’re curious about what these may have looked like click here.

Milling machinery in Oregon came into play in the 1850’s and large mills were not in operation until years later.

Today’s mills use large industrial machines running large quantities of moulding, commonly 10,000 feet at a time. The moulding patterns, or profiles, are the most popular profiles based on sales. Some of these profiles are historic and based on traditional architectural shapes (ogee, cove and ovolo) and others are completely contemporary.

What does this mean to a historic home owner? The moulding you have in your home may be completely unique; if it is, and you need more, it will have to be custom made.

View our Custom Moulding Catalogs

Crown Profiles (pgs 2-41)
Casing Profiles (pgs 42-92)
Base Profiles (pgs 93-121)
Base Cap & Panel Moulding Profiles (pgs 122-130)
Miscellaneous Profiles (pgs 131-148)
Exterior Profiles (pgs 149-161)
Stair Parts (pgs 162-172)

Some reasons you may need Custom Moulding:

  1. Your home was built in the late 1800/early 1900’s and the trim is not available from a large, commercial mill.
  2. Selections in the wood species you prefer does not include the profile you have chosen.
  3. The Profile you have chosen is not the right size for your home.

McCoy Millwork can make the custom moulding you need.

With any custom product the price is determined by what it’s made of and how much of it you need.

We will need to know:

  1. Amount of moulding needed in Lineal Feet
  2. Preferred species of wood.
  3. Will you be painting or staining?

The best case scenario? You have a sample of the moulding, if you do not a scale drawing will work. Send us your information via email or come in to our showroom for a quote. You can expect to hear from us regarding pricing in 2 days – Manufacturing time varies: about 2 weeks.

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