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    Default Want to find a picture rail substitute

    I was planning to use picture rail moulding in my new mud brick house (don't want to nail or screw to bricks) however I am having trouble sourcing the moulding in small quantities. Bunnings have some (Porta Mouldings) but only in pine, whereas I was hoping to get a timber such as meranti or maple as it will take a stain similarly to other timber in my house. Can anyone suggest a combination of mouldings that will be closely equivalent to picture rail? - thicker and rounded at the top to accept a hook over the top, i mean. Alternatively another hanging solution that will work with more freely available timber moulding? Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I am in a country NSW area not the metro area.

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    https://www.bunnings.com.au/66-x-18m...lding_p0090403

    Turn it upside down, run an ovolo bit in a router over the square edge and bevel rear of it at 45 to 60 degrees. This mimics a fairly standard plain picture rail or use one of the colonial profiles
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/tasmania...grade_p0070137
    and do the same on the square edge and back
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    If you don't want to nail or screw to bricks, how do you propose to hang this picture rail?
    If you want some spiffy-looking wood, I think you begin with raw stock and a router for DIY.

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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Do what RWBuild suggested if you don’t have access to other timberyards. You would have no problem sourcing it in Sydney in some of the restoration friendly suburbs

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    Just to say thank you for the replies to date. No solution yet (Sydney is 450km away unfortunately) but I am thinking laterally. cheers

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    By picture rail do you mean picture frame moulding? APM moulding has a huge selection. Just tell them you're an artist and they will sell to you with a minimum buy of $100. Over $500 free shipping.

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    No, picture rail is different to picture frame moulding. Picture rail is installed along the length of a wall.

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