Early American Style Mouldings from Kuiken Brothers new KB Classical Moulding Collection - Historical Moulding Ideas

kb-classical-moulding-logo-web-sizeKuiken Brothers recently added 65 new moulding profiles to their existing line of 300+ in-stock moldings. In an effort to simplify the moulding and millwork selection process, Kuiken Brothers created six different moulding packages based on classic American architectural styles.  These mouldings are grouped in the new KB Classical Moulding catalog for ease of selection. One of the collections is the Early American mouldings.  Read below to see how these mouldings were chosen for this architectural style.


The Early American collection of mouldings is an inspired package that is subtle and clean-lined with a strong historic precedent. In the colonial era, the most common type of moulding plan was a beading plane. A beading plane cuts a small (1/4˝ to 3/8˝) bead into the edge of a piece of wood. It helped add decoration and simple adornment to the corner of wood posts and pieces of trim. In simpler homes of the period, the bead was commonly used when more elaborate mouldings weren’t affordable. Today the simple flat casing and base board with the handsome bead on one side has an almost shaker starkness. This package works best in rooms under 9′, however in taller rooms will still work with stepped up sizes. The room shown here uses a select few mouldings, but there are many additional profiles in the Early American Moulding section of our website to create a similar, yet custom look of your own.


If you would like a copy of this new 68 page KB Classical Moulding catalog, please visit our Catalog Request form page here. We will mail you one right away.  If you have an upcoming project and would like to discuss how you can work with Kuiken Brothers to come up with a millwork design, fill out our Contact Us page and make sure to add “KB Classical Moulding” in the comments field.

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