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Heather Hastings

An inviting front door creates some serious curb appeal. Here are some simple suggestions that will help you dress up your exterior entryway.

Be Natural

Accenting your door with wreaths adorned with flowers, fruits or greenery is a fresh way to create an inviting ambiance.

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Nothing says summer like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. So, why not welcome guests with a zesty wreath made of lemons, like the one pictured here? Get crafty and make your own or check out Etsy if you’d rather buy instead of DIY. You can also incorporate other citrus varieties, using the wreath pictured below by celebrated floral designer Ariella Chezar as inspiration.

The Flower Workshop

If you prefer flowers, create a floral wreath from the annuals in your garden or assemble a gorgeous bouquet, like the one pictured below.

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In addition to wreaths and hanging door decor, you can adorn your entryway with potted plants, colorful flowers or even fruit trees!

Say Something

No need to roll out the welcome mat with this friendly decor. Say “hello” to this modern, yet playful boxwood wreath. Eucalyptus leaves also make a simple yet elegant backdrop for a DIY  message. Chalkboard gives you the option to customize your message and works beautifully when paired with a colorful floral arrangement.

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If you’re going for a bold look, put writing on the wall (literally). Blogger Start At Home Decor likes to change up her greeting seasonally.

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As always, look to Pinterest and you’re sure to be inspired by all the creative DIY projects.

Get Festive

Summer is the season to kick back with with a fruity drink donned with a cute umbrella. Get the party started from the minute you walk through the door with this adorable party umbrella wreath. It cost this blogger $10 and one hour of her time to create.

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Another easy, breezy idea for a wreath is to use pinwheels, like the one pictured below. We’ve compiled a few DIY options here, here and here that look simple enough to tackle on a rainy afternoon.

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We’d love to see how you’re dressing up your door this summer. Share your pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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:

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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

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:

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

Joe Wettstein

A new website for Finished Elegance® has launched. The site includes information on our product offering as well as resources to help better understand the product’s features and benefits. There is also a ‘where to buy’ section that will put the visitor in touch with distributors in their area.

The website will be updated as new products are launched within the offering, so be sure to check back on a regular basis.

Check out our new and improved website at finishedelegance.com.

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Renae Crill

Finished Elegance® retail racks are now available. The retail rack is a great way to maximize the return on your retail space. The rack has room for ten SKUs plus the two touch up products.

• High gross margin return per square foot
• High inventory turns
• Minimum floor space required (48” w x 32” d x 86” h)
• Free display rack with stocking order
• POP comes with rack

Individual SKUs vary by region. Contact your local Woodgrain sales representative for more information on Finished Elegance and the retail racks along with a recommended SKU carry.

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www.finishedelegance.com

Joe Wettstein

We are excited to announce the expansion of our Finished Elegance® offering in the Northwestern United States with the launch of a Finished Elegance board program.

Last year, Woodgrain Millwork launched Finished Elegance boards in the South Florida market to complement its popular Finished Elegance interior moulding line available nationwide. With the success found in the Florida region, we’re excited for our customers in the Northwest to enjoy an expanded product offering in their area.

Woodgrain Millwork initially developed the boards, which feature micro-eased edges, in response to customer requests. They are available in 1×2, 1×3, 1×4, 1×6 and 1×8 in 8’ lengths at 55 The Home Depot® stores in Southern Florida and at 63 stores in the Northwest (Oregon, Washington and Alaska).

Builders, remodelers and homeowners have embraced the beauty and simplicity of Finished Elegance since its introduction in 2011. With the expanded product selection, they can use Finished Elegance products in more interior applications for a consistently beautiful look throughout the home. The new Finished Elegance boards can be used for many millwork applications, including fireplace mantels, skirt boards, shelving and cabinetry, independent of or alongside of Finished Elegance interior moulding.

Visit finishedelegance.com for more information about our product offering.

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Joe Wettstein

Woodgrain Millwork is excited to announce the partnership with Huttig to distribute Finished Elegance® in the Northeast. Finished Elegance by Woodgrain is an interior moulding that is coated (Not Painted) on all four sides resulting in easier installation, better wear and tear within a home and a silky-smooth furniture finish.

Huttig is one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of millwork, and specialty building products for light commercial, residential construction and remodeling. Huttig will be focused on introducing Finished Elegance to the independent dealer market and working with the dealers to show builders and contractors how Finished Elegance can save them time and money with its No Painting Required complete solution. The primary market territory for Huttig will be Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Northeastern New Jersey.

Finished Elegance’s distribution philosophy is to work with a distributor to establish a viable and growing presence in a market. Woodgrain carefully selects distributors and primary market territories to minimize direct competition with other distributors of Finished Elegance branded products.

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Joe Wettstein

Woodgrain Millwork is excited to announce the partnership with OrePac to distribute Finished Elegance® on the West Coast. Finished Elegance by Woodgrain is an interior moulding that is coated (Not Painted) on all four sides resulting in easier installation, better wear and tear within a home and a silky-smooth furniture finish.

OrePac is a wholesale building materials supplier providing product, sales, and technology solutions to the shelter industry. OrePac will be focused on introducing Finished Elegance to the independent dealer market and working with the dealers to show builders and contractors how Finished Elegance can save them time and money with its No Painting Required complete solution. The primary market territory for OrePac will be Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

Finished Elegance’s distribution philosophy is to work with a distributor to establish a viable and growing presence in a market. Woodgrain carefully selects distributors and primary market territories to minimize direct competition with other distributors of Finished Elegance branded products.

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Renae Crill

Make sure to tune in to the popular home improvement show Designing Spaces™ as Woodgrain Millwork, Inc. joins the show to talk how moulding can enhance any space in a home on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) airing on the Lifetime® Channel.

In this episode, “Enhancing Your Home’s Visual Presence”, Joe Wettstein, Finished Elegance® Category Manager and I will meet up with a couple who are looking to add some finishing touches to their rooms with moulding.

Viewers will see step by step how to install Finished Elegance moulding as a DIY project with pro results. Finished Elegance is ideal for DIYers because there is no painting required, it is coated on all four sides, and it installs in 3 easy steps: cut-install-caulk. The smooth finish adds to the aesthetics of any room in the home, and it has the additional benefits of being more durable than traditional moulding.

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Kelly Dame

Over the course of 60 years, Woodgrain Millwork has built a tradition of excellence as a market leader in the moulding and millwork industry.  Moulding continues to be Woodgrain’s flagship product within the industry.

Woodgrain provides the following moulding products:

Lineal commodity mouldings consist of solid and fingerjoint mouldings. A wide variety of profiles are available in Pine and Oak species, and raw or primed finishes. Moulding profiles include:

  • Ceiling: Crown and Cove
  • Wall and Trim: Chair Rail, Panel Mould and Corners
  • Floor: Base, Base Shoe and Base Cap
  • Door and Window: Casing, Stop, Window Components, Glass Bead, Drip Cap, Brick Mould and Back Band
  • 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 Skirtboard

Finished moulding is a no-paint required, ready to install moulding package that minimizes the installing process. Woodgrain Millwork’s Finished Elegance® is a complete solution for finished interior moulding and trim along with color-matched caulk. Through the patented technology, customers can save time and money with enhance aesthetics, better performing products and a simple 3-step installation: cut, install and caulk.

Prefinished moulding consists of standard moulding profiles that are color-matched to any paint, stain or laminate color to provide customers with installation-ready products. Woodgrain Millwork supplies quality moulding solutions for the cabinetry, recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries.

Decorative moulding includes DecraMold® and BlockShop® branded product lines that install the same as traditional moulding. Both product lines are made from solid pine and can be finished with paint, stain or varnish. DecraMold offers a complete line of decorative moulding for any room or project. BlockShop can be paired with traditional moulding or DecraMold for a no-miter system®, allowing for a quick and easy installation.

Boards are commodity products that come in a wide variety of species, sizes and finishes. Boards are a versatile trim product as they can be used as traditional moulding to provide a modern craftsman look or as part of a buildup to enhance the aesthetics. Boards are also commonly used for shelving and skirt boarding on staircases.

Interior and exterior door shop components consist of products needed to hang and install doors. These products include frames, brick mould, mull post, jambs, and casing. Products are available in a variety of species and sizes, as well as custom specifications.

Visit woodgrainmillwork.com to learn more about our manufacturing process and ordering full containers, mixed trucks even less than truckload LTL options. Or, visit woodgraindistribution.com for our out of warehouse service area and delivery options.

Kelly Dame

We are excited to announce the expansion of Finished Elegance® offering in the Miami, Florida area.

Woodgrain Millwork has launched Finished Elegance boards in the Southern Florida market to complement its popular Finished Elegance interior moulding line currently available nationwide.

Woodgrain Millwork developed the new boards, which feature micro-eased edges, in response to customer requests. They are available in several dimensions (1”x2”, 1”x3”, 1”x4”, 1”x6” and 1”x8” in 8’ lengths) exclusively at 55 The Home Depot® stores in Southern Florida.

Builders, remodelers and homeowners have embraced the beauty and simplicity of Finished Elegance since its introduction in 2011. With the expanded product selection, they can use Finished Elegance products in more interior applications for a consistently beautiful look throughout the home. The new Finished Elegance boards can be used for many millwork applications, including kickboards and fireplace mantels, independent of or alongside of Finished Elegance interior moulding.

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Finished Elegance is a durable interior trim product line with a silky smooth, white, finished surface that needs no painting prior to or after installation – simply cut, install, caulk and you’re done. The finish is made possible by Eastman Cerfis™ technology, which provides the ability to precisely coat a variety of millwork products for superior aesthetics, performance and consistency.