I'm nearing the trim portion of my basement finishing project and want to match the existing trim in the rest of the house. The house was built in 2003 but I'm having trouble finding a supplier of the existing trim.
All the trim and doors are stained poplar. I have a Jet molding/planer that I've never used as a molder. I'm looking for recommendations as to whether I'd be better off buying molding in pine or getting custom knives and running my own with poplar. I need approximately 250' each of the baseboard and casing. Getting costs at the normal big box stores tells me I could afford to spend a few hundred dollars on custom knives.
What does everyone think? My worry is finding enough stain grade poplar in the area.
If you recommend the custom knife option, I'd like to know where to get the knives.