I went to the lumber yard yesterday to price out some moulding for the new opening between the kitchen and dining room. The plan is to have it be similar to the two between the dining room/living room and living room/entry. For some reason, I was convinced that the amount for the wood was going to be exorbitant, so I’ve been putting it off. Buuuuuuut. I know it will really finish that project off, and make it look intentional.

I went to Siwek Lumber (2536 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55418) and it was amazingggggg. Like 3 warehouses of any kind of lumber. It smelled amazing, too! I love fresh cut lumber.

Anyways. It turns out that the egg and dart moulding that I have, that’s 106+ years old, isn’t made anymore. Boo hoo. So I’m going to try another millwork place, to see if they can replicate it. But the rest of it is available, and so, so, so reasonably priced. I was also looking at panel moulding. I finally mathed out the dinning room, and I need 2048″/170.66′, most come in 8 ft lengths, but that’s still 22 of them. Looking online really scared me away from it, when some 8ft pieces are $30. That adds up, ya’ll. At Siwek’s, standard 1 1/4″ panel moulding (in pine) was $0.75/ft. Yeah, $6 for an 8ft piece is way less.

If in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I would totally recommend visiting there.

A finished up dining room might be in my future sooner than I anticipated!