What is plinth block Moulding?

What is plinth block Moulding?

What is plinth block Moulding?

A plinth block is a decorative moulding block installed at the bottom of a casing. A plinth block is usually thicker than a casing, and can help to enhance the appearance of casing.

How do you make plinth blocks?


  1. Step 1 Rip. I made these plinth blocks just under 4″ wide, so you’ll need to rip a piece of MDF board that wide.
  2. Step 2 Stack the Flat-Stock.
  3. Step 3 Cut to Length.
  4. Step 4 Shave.
  5. Step 5 Bevel.
  6. Step 6 Sand and Round.
  7. Step 7 Install.
  8. Step 8 Install Door Trim on Top.

What size should plinth blocks be?

Plinth blocks look best when the height is 1.5 to 2 times the width. Many designers follow the “golden rule” which is to make the height equal to 1.6 the width. Many lumberyards and millwork companies sell or make plinth blocks that match the profiles of specific door trim molding they sell.

What is a common use for a plinth block?

Decorators and homeowners utilize plinth blocks to improve the look of a room or home. Plinth Blocks create a beautiful conversion between the door casing and baseboard trim work by preventing unsightly seams and angles. They allow smooth transition between materials while adding character and depth to the area.

What is a plinth board?

A slightly taller treated pine product plinth is a garden edging that is durable, plantation pine product in a natural colour. Can be nailed to a wooden stake to keep in place. Ideal use: fences, decking, pergolas, garden edging, garden path. Other info: can be used straight.

What is the board at the bottom of a fence called?

A rot board, also called a kickboard, is a horizontal board installed along the bottom of the fence panel. Typically a 2×6 or 2×8 piece of wood, it runs along the base of the entire fence panel for a finished look and added protection.

What is a plinth block?

Its strictest definition is rooted in the Classical Orders, and serves as a load-bearing unit, but our plinths are merely decorative. However, when using plinth blocks in a molding pattern they must at least appear to serve their original function. Ignore this and you risk losing the visual point you are trying to make with them.

How much thicker should a plinth block be than baseboard?

I’ll make the plinth block about 1/8″ thicker than the thickness of the baseboard. That way it acts as an intersection between the two dissimilar sized moldings. In carpenter-speak, you would say the plinth block stands proud of the door trim and baseboard.

What are the dimensions of the Mastercraft paver blocks?

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What is the difference between neoclassical and Victorian plinths?

Victorian plinths tend to be taller than Neoclassical plinths. This one should have been taller still. The plinth blocks in the two pictures below are the most common style sold in most retail home improvement stores.