Chris McCoy

Creating a charming and inviting space requires a personal touch. One of the best ways to transform a house into a home is by adding meaningful details such as family portraits. Though some opt to pay for expensive custom framing for their prized photos, there is an economical alternative. A great option is to make custom frames out of moulding. This DIY project is both inexpensive and straightforward, even for a novice.

For traditional style frames, our commodity moulding profiles offer both sleek and sophisticated options that complement any decor. If your aesthetic is more ornate, Our DecraMold® product line offers several styles that add an extra touch of elegance. Decorative design styles include our Egg & Dart, Rope, Grapevine, Ivy and Southwest patterns, some of which are pictured below:

DecraMold

See how this DIY-er turned moulding into custom frames, and her space into a true family room:

DecraMold Pin

For more information on moulding possibilities, see the full product line on www.woodgraindistribution.com.

Renae Crill

Finished Elegance® is proud to introduce two new videos. Found online at finishedelegance.com as well as on our YouTube channel, these videos show the overall value and ease of installation of this innovative interior moulding line.

In “Benefits of Finished Elegance”, you can listen to the user experiences of a prodealer, builder, installer and homeowner who have just used our products to complete a home in Cleveland, Tennessee. With coating (No Painting Required) on all four sides, Finished Elegance saved our professional customers both time and money during the installation process. Virtually maintenance free, the homeowner could rest assured that the grandeur of her home would be preserved through the product’s rigidity and durability, and the building professionals could leave knowing they left a satisfied customer.

“Installing Finished Elegance” illustrates the ease of installation from the installer, builder and homeowner perspectives. By listening to the user experiences as well as watching the step-by-step installation process, it is clear that Cut-Install-Fill/Caulk is as easy as it sounds. With perfect, clean cuts and no painting required, the coated moulding went up quicker and easier than commodity products, which benefited all involved. Once installed, the pros finished the job with our accompanying color-match caulk and wax fill stick to create a silky-smooth furniture finish.

Click below to view our new Finished Elegance videos:

FE Videos

To learn more about our full product offering, visit finishedelegance.com.

Cathy Leonard

Windsor

This incredible vacation home is located on the beautiful central California coastline in the sleepy community of Cayucas. It is nestled on a low bluff overlooking the sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean. The project was designed and built by Larry Franklin Construction of Morro Bay, California. As both the builder and the designer, he was in complete control of the materials used in this project. He wanted the look of old, distressed wood on the interior. However, he also wanted a low maintenance exterior product that would stand up to the elements as this home is only 50 yards from the Pacific Ocean.

Mr. Franklin chose Windsor Windows because Windsor offers a Natural Alder interior window with an extruded aluminum exterior. The Natural Alder allowed the builder to distress the wood and apply a finish to the Alder giving the finished product an aged appearance. As another design requirement, Mr. Franklin did not want to use casing on the interior of the windows. Windsor was able to help him out by kerfing the interior jambs so a bull nose wall return could be utilized. This helped to create the nice clean lines he desired, yet still showcase the warm interior wood finish of the windows.

With more than twenty windows strategically placed to capture the view from both upstairs and downstairs, the iconic Morro Rock is visible to the south along with an endless view of the beach and surf as it crashes onto the shoreline. Any one of the fifteen casement or awning windows provides access to the cool ocean breeze and the sound of the crashing surf. Alternatively, you can use one of the four patio doors to access the private balconies and patios that surround this beach getaway.