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This article was published on: 05/01/2001


 CLASSIC MOLDING TYPES
 
 

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Interior Details
Classic Molding
 Moldings are narrow, decorative strips of wood or plaster used around doors and windows and at the structural intersections of walls.

Six classic molding types include:

Cavetto, a concave, semi-circle molding, where the top edge juts over the bottom.


Cyma Recta, a slightly rounded convex shape that bulges more near the bottom.


Cyma Reversa, a slightly rounded convex shape that bulges more near the top.


Ovolo, a molding with a quarter-elliptical profile.


Scotia, a receding, concave molding where the bottom ridge juts in front of the upper.


Torus, a bulbous, semi-circular, convex shape.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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