Moulding

Heather Hastings

As the cycle of spring peaks, here’s a fresh idea: go green! Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, is a burst of springtime succulents that invite the beauty of the outdoors in. Check out this video to see Greenery in action.

Greenery’s lush hue makes it an excellent choice for accenting natural wood and crisp whites. We found plenty of inspiration to bring Greenery into any home. Check out some of our favorite designs and color schemes below!

pantonegreenery_11

This design uses a grid scheme that plays well with the classic white judges paneling and trendy green color.

greenroom

The green here has two purposes: Accenting the crisp ceiling beams and elevating the room. This is a fun play on a classic design that really opens up the space.

interior-deisng-greenery-pantone-color-of-the-year-green-chair-wall-painting-art

This design is a modern twist on a classic detailed chair rail. The chair rail was painted to match the tone of the walls, creating a subtle texture that allows the color to be the focus.

Black-Parrots-Studio-Greenery-Blog-Gold-and-green-bedroom

Another green-centric take on a classic design, this room uses moulding to create interesting depth in monochrome walls and ceiling. The wood tones and cozy textures soften the bold color take-over.

paint

The large framed doorways in this room accent the green walls peeking out. This design is a subtle way to include a pop of color without overwhelming or compromising your home’s established character.

Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 11.06.50 AM

Ready to freshen up your spring home improvement list by adding pops of green? Check out our Green-spiration Pinterest board for more ideas. Don’t forget to share your progress with us. We’d love to see your use of Greenery!

Heather Hastings

In our last blog post, we explored accent colors that complement crisp white moulding. This time, we flip the switch and look at the impact color can have when applied to the moulding itself. Before we go any further, let’s start with some basics.

Experimenting with moulding color creates a bold focal point; so keep your walls neutral. Just like you wouldn’t clash two bold colors or contrasting patterns within the same outfit, the same rule applies to moulding and wall color. It may be even more important in your home considering it is much more difficult, costly, and time consuming to change out.

Now that we’ve set the stage, let’s get down to the fun stuff—moulding color options!

Shades of gray

Warm taupes and cool grays are great if you want to color match moulding to your interior doors. Check out these examples that were featured on Houzz. These grays are anything but dull!

Bold black

These examples, also featured on Houzz, show that black moulding can actually open up a space. Additionally, it can create depth and accent architectural details such as floor patterns and windows.

Natural wood

Regardless of whether you opt for dark or light shades, or matte or glossy finishes, wood colored moulding creates a rustic look that complements modern farmhouse design. There are many creative ways to incorporate wood moulding. Wood can add architectural interest, like in this geometric design by renowned interior designer Steven Gambrel. Or, it can be used to add warmth to a picturesque reading nook, like in the example below.

Cool color

playroom

If subtle is not your design preference, then make a statement with juicy colors such as tangerine, lemon and lime. Check out the transformation of this once-outdated playroom by interior designer Bailey McCarthy. Or, dress up a simple kitchen with a pop of sunny yellow, like in the example below.

We will continue to explore color on our blog, but for now, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts on color moulding options in the comments below.

Heather Hastings

When you think about moulding, what color comes to mind? I bet it’s a classic, clean white. White is one of the most popular colors for moulding, and that’s why we chose it for Finished Elegance, Woodgrain’s premier interior moulding line that is easy to install and requires no painting.

If your moulding is white, you can select a color for your walls, or even ceiling, that creates a unique space. Are you painting the walls in a room with Finished Elegance already installed? Because of its unique coating, you can easily wipe any mistakes or spills on Finished Elegance right off!

Below are some examples of beautiful, stand-out rooms where the moulding and color really make an impact. Which one is your favorite?

Pinewold Cottage, Portland, Maine

The combination of moulding styles in this room makes the ceilings feel taller while simultaneously creating a cozy feel.

Casual Elegance Master Bedroom, New York

This room’s designer chose an understated blue for the wall color that emphasizes the dramatic white moulding beautifully.

Sonoma House, San Francisco, California

This designer utilizes different shades of tiger-eye to create a monochromatic color scheme that showcases moulding throughout the home.

If you want to experiment with bold color without painting an entire room, consider an accent. For inspiration, check out this blue strip between moulding in this cheerful dining room.

Remember, your ceiling can make an impact as well. This room showcases neutral walls, white moulding, and a deep blue ceiling for a contemporary feel.

For more inspiration to jumpstart ideas for your home, check out this gallery on Houzz. If you aren’t sure which color to pick for your walls or ceiling, consider Pantone’s color of the year as a starting place: Greenery

We would like to know where you stand on color. Please share your ideas with us in the comments below.

Heather Hastings

We at Woodgrain are committed to the environment. That’s why over 99% of the wood fiber we process is used as a product. This sustainable practice is often referred to as upcycling. The official definition: the process where you transform by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

Future horse bedding.

Our line of Nature’s horse bedding is a great example of upcycling. All Nature’s products are created from sawdust, fine shavings and trim materials used in the manufacturing process of our millwork products. Another great example is Proof—an eyewear company started by descendants of the family who founded Woodgrain. Proof’s glasses are crafted from sustainable materials—including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and even repurposed skateboard decks.

Proof sunglasses from iwantproof.com

So now that you’re more familiar with upcycling, let’s bring it home. Take a look around your house. Surely there are items you want to donate or even trash. Can you think of some ways you can reuse those items? Here are some ideas to get you started:

This is a great idea for cats, too, as they love jumping in drawers.

Repurpose an old dresser drawer into a new, custom piece of furniture. PopSugar has over 200 brilliant ideas for cool upcycling projects, but this chic dog bed by DIY Show Off is my absolute favorite. This is a great idea for cats, too, as they love jumping in drawers. Genius!

I would have never guessed this headboard started off as a door.

How about that old door you’ve had in your storage shed for years? As you can see in this blog post, Remodelaholic looked at 100 different ways you can use your old door. Our favorite, add a little crown moulding to the top of an old door to create a classic headboard, like this one by DIY blogger Infarrantly Creative. Gorgeous!

Upcycling bonus: This pedestal is made from reclaimed barn wood redwood.

If you’ve got an old door lying around, you may also have some random pieces of trim. We’ve found the perfect idea for moulding that can provide function and beauty in your home: The architectural moulding pedestal. If you’re lucky enough to have decorative moulding on hand, you can create an ornate work of art that doubles as a dining room table centerpiece. We love the craftsmanship on this piece from The Cultured Artisan. (Upcycling bonus: This pedestal is made from reclaimed barn redwood.)

We will continue exploring upcycling ideas on our blog and would love to hear about some of your favorites. Show us an example of how you’ve upcycled doors and moulding in the comments below. We may even feature you in a future blog post. Happy upcycling!

 

Joseph Merkley

woodgrain_football

According to the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, post-Super Bowl Blues are real, and not to be taken lightly. As a huge football fan myself, I can definitely relate. But why would I bring this up now when we’re in the throes of anticipation of the game?

Because no matter your team, scheduling some weekend activities to fill the Sunday football void will smooth the transition to off-season. Here are some weekend projects I recommend to take your mind off those (soon-to-be) empty Sundays:  

Wainscoting

Wainscoting encompasses a wide variety of paneling styles and is used to enhance many different interior spaces, including mantels, stairways, home galleries, and more. DIY blog Sunlit Spaces has a great list of wainscoting ideas here. When picking the style, consider the impact you want to make in your room. Do you prefer a formal look, or something more casual? Traditional or modern? Would you like to make a statement in the room or do you prefer a more subdued style? There are a lot of options!

A common style that fits many spaces is two-tone wainscoting. If this look is right for your home, I recommend purchasing Finished Elegance for an easy, durable installation.

Replace a door and repurpose the old one

Most of us have at least one pesky door nagging to be replaced – whether the style is dated, it blocks too much light, or the pets have ruined it. Replacing a door can transform an entire room. The first steps to replacing a door are choosing style and materials. Vanessa Brunner of Houzz has a great guide to selecting interior doors here. You can see a collection of customizable styles from Woodgrain here.

Once you’ve replaced the door, consider repurposing it. CountryLiving suggests 17 ideas ranging from entertainment console (for when football season finally returns!) to hanging picnic tables for summer entertaining.

Moulding art

Hear me out. Moulding art may sound like the worst possible football replacement, but Better Homes and Gardens has some awesome ideas here. My favorites are the kids’ art gallery and the headboard.

These three ideas are just the start – once you get on a roll, you may find that home improvement projects are the perfect football replacement. (OK, that’s clearly an exaggeration, but you can see where I’m coming from.) Let us hear about your results, and in the meantime, go Broncos!

Joe Wettstein

Holidays are settling down and the year is coming to an end. How many of you are returning to your 2015 New Year’s resolutions before crafting new ones for 2016? If you’re like me and many others, you had some sort of home improvement project on your list for the year. If that project was installing moulding, I’d like to offer a few tips to help you wrap up that up.

It’s no secret that I highly recommend Finished Elegance® – the most durable, flawless, and easy-to-install moulding on the market. For the person trying to wrap up a moulding project with a limited time frame, there’s just no better option. You can see the steps required to install traditional moulding compared to installing Finished Elegance below:

Finished Elegance Steps 

Because Finished Elegance is already coated with Eastman Cerfis Technology, it does not require painting. The benefit to you: less time to install and less frustration. You can see a video of the installation process here:

Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 3.36.30 PM

Whether you elect traditional moulding or Finished Elegance, here are some tips to help you get started and finish your project:  

    1. Educate yourself first. Pick your moulding type, and dedicate the time needed based on the size of your space. YouTube is a great resource not just for cat videos, but for tutorials on installing moulding, as well.
    2. Measure twice! Take time to make sure your measurements are accurate. Once you’re in the store, purchase the amount of moulding you think you need PLUS 15% more. Measurement mistakes are almost inevitable, and having that extra moulding will save you a trip back to the store.   
    3. It’s all about the tools. I highly recommended using a nail gun and miter saw for the smoothest installation process. If you don’t have these tools at home, you can borrow them from a friend or rent them.

Best of luck completing your resolution home improvement projects, and Happy New Year from all of us here at Woodgrain!

Joe Wettstein

Finished Elegance

Wondering if Finished Elegance moulding is right for your home? We’ve answered some frequently asked questions below to help you make the decision.

  1. How does Finished Elegance differ from traditional moulding?
    The main difference is that Finished Elegance is coated on all four sides and requires no painting. It comes installation-ready.
  2. How does the Finished Elegance coating compare to traditional painted millwork?
    Finished Elegance is coated (not painted) on all four sides with Eastman Cerfis™ technology. Cerfis technology was developed and patented by Eastman Chemical Company, and Woodgrain Millwork is the only North American manufacturer to use this proprietary technology. The result is precise, consistent, and customizable coating that provides superior durability. If you need moulding that will hold up over time, Finished Elegance is exactly what you’re looking for.
  3. If Finished Elegance costs more than traditional moulding, how am I saving money?
    Since Finished Elegance requires no painting, the upfront cost is offset by the time, materials, and overhead savings.
  4. How do I install Finished Elegance?
    Install Finished Elegance in three easy steps: First, cut the moulding to fit your wall. Then, install the pieces with traditional moulding installation tools. Finally, fill/caulk to create a seamless finish. Click here to see the easy installation process in action.
  5. What profile options do I have with Finished Elegance?
    Finished Elegance has 55 unique profiles to complete any room in your home. Profiles include primary applications and decorative moulding applications such as build-ups, judges paneling and architraves. To see the available profiles and select the right one for your home, please click here.
  6. Can I paint Finished Elegance?
    While Finished Elegance requires no painting, it can be painted should you opt to change the color. If you are going to paint Finished Elegance we encourage you to take the following steps:
    1. Scuff with general purpose scuff pad or equivalent (320 grit or higher)
    2. Wipe clean with damp towel/cloth and allow to dry before painting

If you paint Finished Elegance, the paint can only dry from the outside in due to the coating. Therefore, dry times may be longer than normal.

Does Finished Elegance sound right for you? You can purchase Finished Elegance at The Home Depot stores as well as many ProDealers (lumberyards and door shops). Click here for buying locations near you.

For additional inspiration, take a look at our Finished Elegance Pinterest board here. You can also learn more at finishedelegance.com.

Have any additional questions? Please contact us or leave a comment below. We would love to hear about your experience with Finished Elegance.

Renae Crill

Let’s face it – in the grand scheme of home projects, organizing your dresser drawers probably falls pretty low on the priority list. Though it may seem insignificant in the big picture, drawer organization is actually an impactful project that can help with daily time management. When you can see what you own, you’ll spend less time searching for what you need and more time doing something productive!

This DIY drawer organization project offers full customization for your needs at a reasonable price. Using dentil moulding and mull, you can cut out dividers to make an organization system that works for your drawer contents. Whether it’s socks, ties, or t-shirts, you have the ability to completely tailor the organizer to the shape and size you desire.

Check out this great DIY article below:

676c063fb1669df4efcb484e5c7a8dac

For more information on our product offering to create a similar system for your drawers, visit woodgraindistribution.com.

Renae Crill

American Craftsman homes originated in the early 1900’s with the works of two prolific architects in Pasadena, CA. Charles and Henry Greene were influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement in England, and similarly worked to promote the fine touch of craftsmen in making a house into a home. From California, this home style spread throughout the country into the 1920’s.

These days, the term Craftsman is commonly used to describe a home that expresses Arts and Crafts aesthetics. This particular building style is best identified through its architecture and interior design. A popular form of the Craftsman style is found in a bungalow.

On the exterior, Craftsman homes typically showcase intricate millwork and great attention to detail. Many homes have low-pitched roofs, single dormer windows, tapered columns, exposed beams, decorative supports, multi-pane windows and large front porches. Interior touches include an open floor plan, natural materials, built-ins, and wide window and door casing.

Whether you currently own a Craftsman home or simply appreciate the delicate architectural detail, you can embrace similar stylistic choices with a simple DIY project. This Craftsman door casing tutorial outlines how to frame an interior door for a sleek, simple finish using 1″ X 4″, 3/4″ X 2″ and 1/2″ X 2″ boards. With only five S-4-S boards, you can frame a door to insert instant character and charm into your home.

craftsman

For more inspiration for architectural statements in your home, check out our Woodgrain Distribution website’s updated Photo Gallery. To see our full offering of boards, visit our Product Finder.

Renae Crill

As most homeowners know, the most expensive room for a renovation tends to be the kitchen. While what’s trendy and what’s realistic for your budget may sometimes conflict, there are options for you to make a big impact without big spending. With a little time and effort, you can transform the heart of your home with a kitchen island makeover.

Great islands improve aesthetics, functionality and organization in one of the most popular rooms in your home. Whether you’re working in an upgraded kitchen lacking an island or you’re looking to give an entire outdated room a facelift, this kitchen island makeover is for you! This project may be one of the most impactful changes you can make for your friends and family. After all, what’s a get-together without ending up in the kitchen?

Using boards, baseboard moulding, butcher block, plywood, and paint, you can build an entire island from scratch or transform an outdated one into something modern and useful. After construction is finished, add drawers and new hardware to complete the look! Read more about this DIY tutorial to transform your kitchen:

Kitchen Island

To learn about the products we offer to help you during upcoming home renovations, visit woodgraindistribution.com.

Brooks Dame

Lineal mouldings consist of solid and fingerjoint mouldings in a wide variety of species and profiles.

In addition to all of our standard moulding profiles, Woodgrain Millwork also has thousands of profile templates available along with in-house CAD capabilities for any customer’s specific needs.

Our vast offering includes:

  • Ceiling – crown and cove
  • Door and Window – casing, stop, flat jambs, split jambs, double rabbeted jambs, exterior door components, window components, glass bead, drip cap, brick mould, and back band
  • Wall and Trim – chair rail, panel mould and corners
  • Floor – base, base shoe and base cap
  • General Purpose – picture mould, rake mould, handrail, apron, joint mould, lattice, screen, round, half round, quarter round, chamfer, astragal, S-4-S, fillet, lip mould, panel divider, shelf cleat/hook, and skirt board

For more information about the products we offer, visit woodgrainmillwork.com.

Renae Crill

Woodgrain Distribution is excited to introduce a new component of our refreshed website – our Gallery’s build-up animation videos. These clips walk you through the process to create moulding build-ups, adding architectural interest and customization to your space.

Watch our build-up animations and be inspired by the possibilities. See a room transform from a blank canvas to a custom, dimensional space, in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re looking to make a subtle statement or to redesign an entire space, our build-up animations are sure to inspire. Explore these project topics:

  • Baseboard
  • Coffered Ceiling
  • Judges Panel
  • Chair Rail
  • Crown Moulding

Through these video clips, you can also identify the products needed to achieve the same look for your own home. After viewing the animations, interact with our Product Finder to find the profiles you need, and use our Dealer Locator to plan your purchase.

Check out our new build-up animation videos at woodgraindistribution.com.

animation

Renae Crill

New Year, new home improvements! For homeowners, the New Year is a great opportunity to start those renovations you’ve been holding off. Whether it’s something drastic or a DIY project on a smaller scale, January is a perfect time to find your motivation!

For those who want to start gradually, this baseboard tutorial can be the perfect gateway project. Replacing your builder-grade moulding with something more substantial can make a big impact in even the smallest space. By updating your baseboards, you create more architectural interest and adjust the focus of the room. With a weekend of your time and a few installation tools, you can add a fresh take on any room in your home.

Baseboards

For details on the baseboards we offer, visit woodgraindistribution.com. On our site, you can also find helpful resources such as this Moulding Size Chart to help you consider your space when choosing the right moulding. As you can see based on the chart below, the taller the space, the wider the moulding can be.

size chart

For a no painting solution that saves both time and money, consider Finished Elegance for this project as well. To learn more about the benefits of Finished Elegance for your home, go to finishedelegance.com.

Brooks Dame

Woodgrain Millwork is a leading moulding and millwork manufacturer and supplier dedicated to delivering customized solutions for our customers at the lowest total cost of ownership. Our mills are strategically located throughout the world and our integrated supply chain offers customers flexible options to secure product with shorter lead times.

Product Overview

Woodgrain Millwork offers commodity wood components as well as LifeTech ® and LifePlast ® solutions to enhance the performance and durability.

LifeTech® is manufactured by fingerjointing a revolutionary product – Accoya®– to the bottom of an exterior door component to prevent rot and decay. The technology is based on wood acetylation, a nontoxic and environmentally friendly process that improves performance without compromising strength.

Features and Benefits

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Effective barrier against rot, insects and mold
  • Proven Class 1 durability
  • Double pass primed and sanded
  • Cost effective compared to composites as it reduces the overall door unit cost

Product Line

  • Exterior Frames
  • Stiles and Rails
  • Brick Mould
  • Mull Post
  • Mull Casing
  • Double Rabbeted Jambs
  • Stops

LifePlast® is a poly-fiber material where the unique formulation will not absorb moisture and is rot and insect resistant. With incredible holding power and best in class durability from wear and tear, LifePlast products are also resistant to warping and splitting.

Features and Benefits

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Sealed product to ensure no rotting, warping or splitting
  • Rigid poly-fiber formulation
  • Twice the holding power of traditional wood
  • Best performance when compared to other composite frames

Product Line

  • Exterior Frames
  • Brick Mould
  • Mull Post
  • Mull Casing

Available Finishes

  • Primed: Ready to paint
  • White Cap: A one-time applied finish that never will need painting
  • Embossed: Emulates real wood grain texture for staining applications

Contact your sales representative today to learn more, visit woodgrainmillwork.com, email us at millworksales@woodgrain.com, or call us at 888.783.5485.

Renae Crill

During the holidays it’s easy to get swept up in Christmas lists and retail super sales. But sometimes the most meaningful moments can be spending time with loved ones doing something small. This wooden snowman project is a great, family-friendly activity that celebrates the season in a simple way.

Using 2×4 boards, paint and ribbon, you can build a little snowman for each member of the family that would also be a great gift for neighbors, coworkers and friends. This easy DIY snowman tutorial is a simple way to express the joy of the holiday season using minimal materials and cost.

Wooden Snowman

Renae Crill

Great design doesn’t have to stop at the entry way. Whether it’s adorned with a traditional wreath or something more modern, your front door has the power to make a great first impression for holiday visitors. Enhance your curb appeal and show off your festive side this season with these charming Thanksgiving wood tags.

Using wood boards, a bit of rope, paint, and a final coat of polyurethane, you can create a unique piece of exterior décor that will last for years to come. You’ll be grateful you found this DIY tutorial!

Wood Tags

See our full board offering at woodgraindistribution.com.

Renae Crill

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’ve got a lot on your plate! Between making arrangements with family and friends and organizing a full menu, sometimes the last thing on your mind is designing a festive holiday table. Luckily, we’ve got a solution for you!

A quick and easy way to customize your table is with this wooden trough centerpiece. This step-by-step tutorial breaks down the project just in the nick of time. With only boards, paint and vinyl lettering, you can create a high impact piece that adds to your interior design. Fill the trough with fresh fall flowers for a casual feel or use candles to heighten the drama. Either way, you’ve got a tablescape to remember!

Thanksgiving Trough

Brooks Dame

Since 2011, Woodgrain Millwork has supported the Cub Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America in the long-standing tradition of Pinewood Derby® racing. First created in 1953 by Cubmaster Don Murphy as a way for his Scouts to enjoy friendly competition, the races have since taken off and reached immense levels of popularity for families across the US.

During the Pinewood Derby, each Cub Scout is given a block of pine wood, four plastic wheels and four nails to build the car of their dreams. The finished product must meet weight and length requirements to be able to fly down their scout pack’s track, but there are no limits on creativity. Scouts design their cars based on both speed and style, with models ranging from unfinished blocks to replicas of actual race cars. These wooden cars have been known to reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour thanks to ingenuity and creativity.

Woodgrain Millwork helps make these races possible through the manufacturing of the pine blocks used to build the Pinewood Derby cars. The manufacturing process begins when our optimizer develops the raw stock. From there, the finishing detail is produced in one pass on our sash cell. The rectangle profile is completed on our moulder before passing through a double end tenoner to install the axles and precision end trim to length. Using this process, Woodgrain has manufactured approximately 5.7 million derby car blocks in the past three years. What started out as a few pallets of pine blocks has now blossomed into multiple truckloads of Pinewood Derby car business.

Pinewood Derby

For more information on our specialty products and customized solutions, visit woodgrainmillwork.com.

Renae Crill

In most home renovations, owners and renters alike focus on areas that will be regularly seen by guests. While it’s important to create welcoming common areas, you shouldn’t neglect your private needs. Scientists estimate we spend about one third of our lives sleeping, so your bedroom should be the retreat of your dreams!

To create a peaceful sanctuary away from the stresses of daily life, your bedroom should reflect your personal style. A room that mirrors your design aesthetic will bring you comfort and relaxation, making it easier to get a good night’s sleep. Using only moulding, boards, screws, and nails, you can build a custom headboard.

Read this step-by-step “Mantel Moulding Headboard” tutorial to see how to create a beautiful headboard with moulding. Don’t forget to build upon the custom feel by staining or painting your new headboard for the desired finished look!

9838172046fbb3df3fb585c8b5c2a50f

See our full moulding product line at woodgraindistribution.com

Matt Aemmer

Woodgrain Distribution is proud to announce the addition of the Atlanta Distribution Center’s all-encompassing product guide to our collection of literature available for homeowners, builders and architects. Our product guides display all available products, including full-size moulding profiles, industry terminology and millwork standards to assist in the builder and homeowner’s design plans.

A small sampling of Atlanta’s products include:

  • Moulding
    • Ceiling, Wall and Floor profiles
    • Door and Window profiles
    • Door Shop Components
    • General Purpose
    • Exterior profiles
    • Finished Elegance®
    • DecraMold® & BlockShop®
    • Dowels & Prefinish Ash
  • Boards
  • Wood Stile & Rail Doors

Call your local rep today! Or learn more by visiting woodgraindistribution.com.

atlanta