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How Are Mouldings Manufactured?

Learning how mouldings are manufactured can be tricky as they come in a variety of different materials – from wood to MDF (medium density fibreboard), to polyurethane.

To watch a video of how Mouldings are Manufactured at our plant in Ontario click here.

While some people may choose their moulding based on strength and durability, others may be looking for a specific design or cost-effective solution. 

Read on to discover all you need to know about how mouldings are made and how to choose which materials are best for your project. 

Painting Vs. Staining Mouldings

When deciding on the type of moulding material that’s best for you, it’s important to first think about how you will be finishing the mouldings. 

If you want to stain your mouldings, you’ll need to go with wood moulding. If you want to paint your mouldings, we would recommend you choose either a poplar, or finger-jointed

poplar or pine, or MDF.  To compare the differences and advantages of poplar vs MDF click here.

What are Decorative Mouldings made of?

Decorative mouldings can be made of wood, MDF, stone, Polyurethane, and even cement. In Canada, most interior mouldings are made from either Wood (paint grade or stain grade), or MDF (Paint grade only)

How are MDF Mouldings made?

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming it into panels by applying high temperature and pressure.

MDF is cost-effective and is typically free of imperfections as it is primed to be ready for painting right from purchase. 

How are Timber/Wood mouldings produced?

The mouldings made from wood and timber are cut using specialized machines that follow a pattern to create the ‘grooves,’ similar to the cutting of a key.

Depending on the different designs and styles, the wood may be cut accordingly to match.

At the Royal Wood Shop, we make and design our wood mouldings to match any look and feel of a home and can create templates to match existing profiles. 

How are mouldings manufactured?


If you have questions regarding how to choose your perfect mouldings, we encourage you to contact our team or stop by our flagship store in Sharon, Ontario.

If you already know which mouldings you would like to purchase, you can place your order and pick it up today! It’s that easy. 

We look forward to helping you bring your moulding vision to life.