One of the least thought about items of any construction is the skirting board. Usually just a small ring of wood that goes around the floor of a room for some small functional and decorative purposes. People might get a new floor or new kitchen, maybe even a new cabinet.
Nobody gets new skirting. But skirting doesn't have to be, essentially, a boring extra that just comes with your floor. Here at custommade.ie we can cut shapes into any wood, including skirting board, and we fitted this grass shaped skirting in our own office and showroom just to make customers think of skirting as something that can actually build into your ideas and hopefully not something you might just ignore.
This is grass skirting that's built in two ways; first, typical skirting wood (which is really just regular wood cut into skirting) is put onto our machines to cut the "grass" edges into it. When we had enough for both the office and showroom, our spray painter gave it coats of green spray paint and we have a decorative, functional skirting board that looks exactly like grass which is easy to install when every second person in the job is a qualified carpenter.
Sanded and Spray Painted
Spray painted skirting by itself — without any design cut into it — can look great in any room. It can make the skirting match the room's wallpaper or the colour of the furniture.
A custom designed skirting is more suitable for rooms that have a theme. For example, you can make the skirting boards in your kids’ bedroom look like the bottom of a frilly dress, or something similar to the grass shown here to create a jungle themed room.
Similar skirting can be used in event rooms, for example an event stand with two sides can utilise skirting across both to make their exhibition stand out, spray painting it in colours that represent the company.
This project was completed more than 10 years ago, and the focus of the CustomMade team has shifted to other types of bespoke furniture.
We still have a department within our company that can machine cut any design into a skirting board, including complex features like lettering or frills and we can paint it any colour you might want, so if you think you might want to try out a new skirting then send us an enquiry and we will be happy to help.