Woodgrain Distribution

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!

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:

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

Kelly Dame

At Woodgrain we have more than 60 years of rich tradition in the millwork and home building industry. From our humble beginnings in 1954 to our burgeoning international company today, one thing has remained the same – our commitment to safety.

The President’s Safety Award was created to reward the Woodgrain division that has the best safety performance over the course of each calendar year. The best safety performance is determined by scoring the Total Recordable Incidence Rate, Lost Workday Incidence Rate, and a financial metric that reflects the severity of accidents.

I am proud to announce that Woodgrain Distribution was awarded the President’s Safety Award for 2014, primarily by keeping accident severity low. At Woodgrain, we are passionate about safety for our employees across all divisions. We are proud of the continued efforts of our Woodgrain Distribution division, and ask that we continue to pride ourselves on the health and safety of our workforce. With further dedication to the common cause, we can have zero accidents in the coming year.

Thank you for doing your job safely and efficiently. Let’s keep everyone safe in 2015.

Safety: It Takes All of Us.

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.

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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.

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.

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Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is a vertically integrated company that is family owned and operated. In its 60-year history, the company has expanded with millwork, distribution, doors and window divisions – making Woodgrain the preferred leader in the construction and home building industry. With our long standing excellence in millwork manufacturing, Woodgrain has grown to be one of the largest millwork companies in the world.

At Woodgrain Millwork, we stand for “Quality. Value. Service.”

  • Quality – Our customers have the comfort of knowing they receive product consistency through our profile templates used in the manufacturing of the tooling and knives needed in the manufacturing process. All Woodgrain mills also manufacture to the West Coast WM standards, furthering our commitment to consistency and quality.
  • Continuous Improvement – Continued investments in state of the art manufacturing technology allow for tighter tolerances throughout the manufacturing process. This also drives standardization to reduce costs whenever possible.
  • Value Out of the Board – Woodgrain maximizes yield and recovery of the wood while promising exceptional value through product and service solutions.
  • Customized Solutions – Woodgrain Millwork is committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers. Through collaborative partnerships, we deliver customized solutions for the products you want with the service you deserve.

To learn more about Woodgrain’s divisions, capabilities and benefits for your business, visit woodgrain.com.

Barry Dale

Woodgrain Distribution is proud to introduce our new, refreshed website showcasing our unique product mix and “best in class” service offering.

Here is an overview of what you will find:

Product Finder: By quickly filtering through thousands of products ranging from traditional moulding to decorative moulding and doors, customers and homeowners can easily find the perfect products for their home.

Our product mix includes:

  • Moulding
  • Exterior Moulding
  • Finished Elegance®
  • DecraMold®/BlockShop®
  • Dowels & Prefinished Ash
  • Boards
  • Doors

Gallery: Get inspired with our photos! The Gallery provides design inspiration for every room using before and after photos and moulding build-up options.

Resources: We are dedicated to supporting our customer’s efforts in selling to their customers. Useful resources include marketing materials, installation techniques, as well as finishing recommendations.

Customized Solutions: Woodgrain Distribution is committed to delivering the products our customers want, the quantity they want, when they want it, where they want it, and with the service package they want. We believe there is a customized solution to fit every need for our customers and outline our value-added services.

Dealer Locator: Find where to buy Woodgrain products through our intuitive Dealer Locator.

Check out our new and improved website at woodgraindistribution.com:

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Renae Crill

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: 

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

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

Paul Homenock

Woodgrain Distribution is now stocking two different styles of primed flat panel shaker doors with our true stile and rail construction out of the Houston Distribution Center. Profiles 4102 and 4107 are available in 36 versatile size and panel configurations.

Flat-panel shaker style doors are common in today’s modern and contemporary home designs. The clean, crisp lines provide a versatile look to complement subtle styles. Any shaker style door can be adaptable to a home’s design by customizing the following options for special order:

  • Glass panels
  • Magnetic chalkboard on 4102
  • Dry-erase whiteboard on 4102
  • 20-minute Fire Rating on 1-3/4” doors (stocked)

All stocked doors are available for immediate shipment on our regularly scheduled trucks.

Special orders are also available for customized options and are delivered in four to five weeks.

Characterized by simplicity, Woodgrain’s classic door designs will make a lasting impression in your home. Call your local sales rep for more information.

Shaker Doors

For more information on our entire door offering, visit www.woodgraindistribution.com.

Matt Aemmer

With a recovering economy, many homeowners are looking to make financially responsible home improvements that have a strong return on investment. Whether you are simply passionate about interior design or are looking to sell in the near future, one of the best ways to add value to your home without breaking the bank is by installing moulding.

The addition of moulding makes a grand statement, even with a conservative budget. Since the Victorian era, moulding has been used in American homes to add another level of visual appeal, reflecting superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. Not only does moulding reflect a sophisticated aesthetic, but it also adds richness and charm to blank walls unlike any other interior medium. Choosing the right moulding for your space adds warmth and energy that can be appreciated by homeowners and prospective residents alike.

When selecting the best type of moulding for your space, it’s important to consider the overall style of your home. Adding moulding that fits with the existing architectural elements will enhance the general aesthetic. It is also important to consider the proportions of your space. For crown moulding, a great rule of thumb is ‘the wider the moulding, the lower the ceiling will appear’. Homes with higher ceilings may benefit from wide moulding, but homeowners with lower ceilings may want to consider a thinner profile. You can also customize moulding with paint or stain to achieve the desired effect. Refer to our previous posts on installation and finishing for detailed tips.

While some home improvement projects require the help of professionals, installing moulding is rather DIY-friendly. With the proper tools, exact measurements and a few hours of time, you can fit an entire room. The money saved on a hired professional and time spent also adds to the overall value of the project.

Once the moulding is installed, it may also be beneficial to complete the room with coordinating accents. Popular moulding choices include crown, chair rail, judges panel, window casings, door casings, and baseboards. All of these options help to create a finished look with an economical price point. Whether you are looking to enjoy your home for years to come or are hoping to make a profit with the sale of your home, adding moulding adds value.

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For information about the mouldings offered, visit www.woodgraindistribution.com.

Paul Homenock

Woodgrain Distribution is proud to introduce the Houston Distribution Center’s first all-encompassing product guide. The arrival of this guide marks the first time all of our products have been incorporated into one comprehensive catalog. Inside, all moulding profiles are displayed at full-size – making it easier for our customers to visualize how moulding can fit within their home’s style. The catalog also includes industry terminology and millwork standards to assist in the builder and homeowner’s design plans.

A small sampling of Houston’s products include:

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

Call your local rep today!

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Paul Homenock

Any home can be enriched and enhanced with the installation of decorative moulding. You’ll be amazed how a home can become more luxurious with the simple addition of wider casings, deeper baseboards, thicker crown moulding, and the addition of a chair rail.

Moulding can be used in different configurations and sizes to define spaces such as ceiling-to-wall joints, door and window casings, chair rail and panel moulds, mantel build-ups, wall corners and so much more. Before we get too far, please be sure you’re fully aware of the different types of mouldings by reading about Moulding 101: Types of Moulding.

How do you add character to your home? Below are a few trends with decorative mouldings as well as tips on choosing and buying the right moulding pieces to fit your home.

Step One: Consider your style.
Whether you are installing moulding into a new home, replacing moulding or adding to existing moulding, it’s important to consider the style and look you wish to achieve. Choose moulding styles that coordinate with the style of your home. Traditional homes often showcase deep baseboards and wide casings while modern homes have simple mouldings with clean, crisp lines. Along with the style of your home, you should also consider the existing moulding’s specie and finish and coordinate appropriately.

Step Two: Determine the size of moulding.
The size of a room matters when it comes to moulding. A good rule of thumb: the taller the space, the wider the moulding. The chart below offers moulding width recommendations base on ceiling heights:

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Step Three: The buying process.
Always buy more moulding than you think you’ll need – 15% more is usually a good rule of thumb. It’s a good idea to let the moulding “rest” in the room it will be installed due to temperature and humidity changes. For these environmental considerations, it’s also suggested to buy flexible caulking.

Stay tuned for detailed information on how to install moulding. You can learn more about Woodgrain mouldings and where to buy our products at woodgraindistribution.com.

Paul Homenock

Moulding build-ups enable you to enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal by combing moulding profiles to create an extraordinary outcome. Woodgrain offers thousands of moulding profiles in various species and finishes, making your build-up possibilities and combinations limitless.

For rooms where you want an enhanced look, such as dining rooms, formal living rooms and master bedrooms, consider adding distinct character by creating moulding build-ups. From ceiling and floor mouldings to chair rail and mantle mouldings, build-ups are often described as accents to further define a room’s character. Enhancements can be made by adding moulding to the profile that currently exists in your home today or creating a new look specific to your style. Small details will add substantial character.

Buildups

Visit woodgraindistribution.com/buildups to learn more about our profiles and how you can combine them to create exquisite build-ups in your home.

Paul Homenock

Woodgrain Distribution’s Knotty Alder Door Collection offers the beauty of a strong grain pattern and random knots in every door. Knotty Alder is a medium density hardwood with an even grain appearance. Its softer nature makes it receptive to a variety of stains and finishes. Developed with cutting-edge technology and blended with precise hand-craftsmanship, the Knotty Alder Collection creates a unique ambiance to any room.

The common everyday door becomes an uncommon masterpiece through:

  • Rich display of natural knots
  • Hardwood dowel construction
  • Natural wood enabling easy adaptation to a variety of stains and finishes
  • True floating panel construction compensating for seasonal changes
  • State-of-the-art 1-3/8” thick split resistant panel
  • 5-3/8” wide stile design
  • Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) core for greater stability (domestic product only)
  • Engineered for both interior and exterior use

Woodgrain Distribution offers the following door styles in our Knotty Alder Collection:

  • Raised Panel
  • Planked Panel
  • Flat Panel / Shaker
  • Fire Rated
  • French and Sash
  • Utility
  • Bifold

Woodgrain provides a wide variety of quality millwork products. To view our full product offering, visit woodgraindistribution.com or call your local representative.

Barry Dale

Woodgrain Distribution is a logistics company dedicated to delivering customized product and service solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Our people, facilities, transportation, and technology are flexible and synchronized to provide best-in-class service.

Woodgrain Distribution’s integrated supply chain incorporates international and domestic mills owned by our parent company, Woodgrain Millwork, as well as contractual relationships with suppliers around the world. We operate seven distribution facilities, each strategically located to provide optimized services to our broad assortment of customers. We are committed to delivering the products our customers need at the lowest total cost of ownership to their locations.

Woodgrain Distribution’s sophisticated global network allows our customers to utilize various options to procure and move their needed product. From small quantities, delivered multiple times per week, to full containers or truckloads, our goal is to optimize our customer’s acquisition cost as well as their inventory investment.

Visit www.woodgraindistribution.com to learn more.

Reed Dame

Woodgrain Millwork has more than 55 years of product innovation, quality service, and business growth. One of the largest millwork operations today, Woodgrain is proud to be a family owned and operated company. Woodgrain combines the integrity of our employees with the quality of our products and services.

We are Woodgrain. We are a family of companies.

Woodgrain’s family of companies includes:
Woodgrain Family of Companies | woodgrain.com
Woodgrain Millwork
Woodgrain Millwork is one of the world’s largest moulding and millwork manufacturer and supplier dedicated to delivering “best in class” services and products to all customers. International and domestic mills are strategically located worldwide, offering multiple options to secure product with shorter lead times and flexible delivery options. Woodgrain Millwork’s diverse product offering includes:

  • Mouldings
    • Lineal fingerjoint and solid moulding
    • Boards
    • Decorative moulding – DecraMold® and Block Shop®
    • Flexible moulding – Flexgrain
    • Prefinish moulding – Prefinish Ash
    • Finished moulding – Finished Elegance®
  • Door shop components – LifeTech® and LifePlast®
  • Window parts

Woodgrain Chile
Woodgrain Chile is a moulding and door manufacturer located in Los Angeles, Chile. Woodgrain Chile is focused on manufacturing with top-of-the-line technology and continuously strives to add value to their products. They are among the top producers of millwork in Los Angeles, Chile.

Woodgrain Distribution
Woodgrain Distribution is a logistics company dedicated to delivering customized solutions for the millwork product mix and service options customers need at the lowest total cost of ownership. Woodgrain Distribution’s product sourcing strategy incorporates our own international and domestic mills, as well as contractual relationships with suppliers worldwide.

Woodgrain Doors
Woodgrain Doors is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardwood and softwood stile and rail doors. Combining quality craftsmanship with the highest quality raw materials, our doors are as durable as they are beautiful. Made in an array of attractive designs, and offered in 11 wood species or factory primed, Woodgrain Doors is sure to have interior and exterior doors to complement any home.

Windsor Windows & Doors
At Windsor Windows & Doors, value is built into every product – one look at a Windsor window or door and you’ll recognize its superior construction. A unique solution is offered for nearly every application through three distinct product lines:

  • Pinnacle Wood
  • Legend Cellular PVC
  • Next Dimension Vinyl

Ashworth Doors
Ashworth Doors offers finely crafted patio and entry doors connecting your most cherished indoor and outdoor spaces. All doors have been carefully engineered for structural strength and thermal performance. Ashworth Doors offers a large selection of customizable features and finishes to suit every lifestyle. The following doors are available:

  • French Doors
  • Venting Sidelites Entry Doors
  • Sliding Patio Doors

Monarch Windows and Doors
Monarch Windows and Doors takes pride in every product we make. Our windows and exterior doors fit the needs for residential, commercial, and architectural applications. Monarch offers wood, aluminum clad, and cellular composite windows along with wood, aluminum clad, fiberglass hinged exterior doors, and clad sliding doors.

Nature’s
Nature’s offers environmentally friendly and cost effective products for both your animals and home. All products are created from materials of saw dust, fine shavings and trim materials used in the manufacturing process of our millwork products. Products include:

  • Fuel Pellets
  • Horse bedding: Shavings,  Mini Flakes and Pellets
  • Small animal bedding
  • Cat Litter

Visit our corporate website to learn more about Woodgrain’s family of companies.