Bed mouldings are generally utilized as a transitional support piece in a cornice buildup, below the corona, under deep projections and above the frieze board. One reason they are used in a cornice buildup design is that the radius arc at the top of the profile is designed to lead one's eye to the next moulding element in the cornice or crown buildup, creating a smooth optical transition as well as carrying a load of weight. They can be used separately as a crown, but crown designs tend to have squared lines on the upper ends creating a termination point. The most common characteristics of these types of designs are the geometrical shapes of a radius arc at the top, vertical fillet positioned in the middle, and a cavetto/cove, cyma reversa or cyma recta located at the bottom of the pattern.
We have over eighty styles of bed moldings available for you to choose from, please look in our crown profile category for other available options you may want to consider. All these bed moulding profiles are categorized by the finished width of the profile lying horizontally flat on a moulder bed plate. If you're searching for a specific size, enter identical sizes in both the minimum and maximum boxes above, if you would like to review them all, leave the search parameters blank or empty. We trust you will find that special bed molding for your current building project, if not, send us a sketch we would be happy to design a new profile, cut an acrylic template, and grind a set of knives specifically for your crown buildup needs.