Woodgrain Millwork

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

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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 Check out the transformation of this once-outdated playroom by interior designer Bailey McCarthy.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.

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.

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.

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

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

Greg Easton

Woodgrain Millwork is proud to announce the addition of our newest plant in Lenoir, North Carolina. This facility is Woodgrain Millwork’s sixth domestic mill and seventh mill total. With the support of the local community and the Caldwell County Economic Development Council, we celebrated our opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

Woodgrain has a long history of product innovation and investment in technology. Our investment in technology in this mill will optimize the yield from the lumber and allow us to compete with global manufacturers. We will be manufacturing lineal primed moulding at this mill, with a focus on East Coast distribution within a 500 mile radius.

Throughout the construction and renovations to the mill, Woodgrain has been committed to contracting and purchasing from local companies as much as possible. Over the last year in Lenoir we have:

  • Installed the manufacturing equipment
  • Started production of moulding
  • Grown from 1 to 90 employees
  • Increased production to half of the mill’s capacity

Over the next year, we look forward to doubling our production, while increasing efficiency and reaching our full manufacturing potential. Woodgrain Millwork is proud of this latest investment, not only in a new millwork facility, but also in the Lenoir community. Thanks to all those who have worked diligently to get this facility up and running!

Millwork Employees Cutting the Ribbon 11-2014

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

Closet organization can seem daunting in a small, enclosed space. If your closet feels crowded and overflowing with clothes and accessories, one helpful solution is to arrange your shoes onto an interior wall. By taking your shoes off of the floor, you not only de-clutter your space, but also gain increased visibility and accessibility of your footwear options.

Check out this DIY tutorial on how to create a custom shoe rack using crown moulding:

Shoe Racks From Moulding

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.

Finished Elegance

Renae Crill

Say goodbye to lazy summer days and hello to hectic schedules… school is right around the corner! Coordinating all of the chaos can seem overwhelming at first, but we’ve got a DIY project to help make the transition easier.

To help organize the entire family, take an old window and transform it into something useful. By painting the panes with chalkboard paint, applying vinyl lettering and adhering it to a central location in your home, you’ve now got a weekly calendar to keep track of activities, dinner menus and notes. Adding hooks at the bottom of the window can also make the piece multifunctional – holding backpacks, lunchboxes and school outfits for the next day.

Make this DIY project your last before summer’s end!

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Renae Crill

Looking to give one of your rooms a facelift? Adding boards is a simple way to enhance the architectural detail of your space. Using boards, caulk and a little bit of paint, you can create additional dimension and visual interest. This DIY tutorial walks you through the process, in what could be a fun weekend project:

Boards on Wall

Renae Crill

Windows can dramatically impact the look and feel of any space. While the easiest way to update an interior window is by choosing a new window covering, you can take it a step further. Even novice DIY-ers can customize their window casing for a fresh style with this farmhouse window tutorial. Using only boards and moulding with straight cuts, you can transform your aesthetic with this simple project.

Add charm and character to an existing window with this easy-to-follow tutorial:

Farmhouse Window

Renae Crill

Looking for a way to dress up your bathroom? A low-cost and high-impact solution is to use crown moulding. By installing crown just above the shower to hide the sometimes unsightly curtain rod, you can transform a utilitarian space into one with major style.

Shower Curtain Rod

For information about our moulding products, visit www.woodgrain.com.

Renae Crill

Interior columns are grand architectural features that add a touch of elegance to your space. Whether used in a main living area, foyer or master bathroom, decorative columns create a luxurious atmosphere that adds to the overall style of your home. Check out this great step-by-step DIY tutorial on creating interior columns:

Column Tutorial

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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Renae Crill

A mudroom is a great organization solution for your home entryway. Acting as a cross between a utility room and a walk-in closet, a mudroom can be both a decorative and functional space. Easily store your outdoor essentials like shoes, coats and umbrellas, while adding to the style of your home with this DIY project.

Check out this full tutorial on building a mudroom with moulding:

Visit woodgrain.com to learn more about our products.

Scott Renke

The Atlantic hurricane season is upon us. Running from June 1st through November 30th, this season is forecasted to be mild. However, it is important that you are prepared to protect your property from high winds and flying debris in case of a storm.

There are a lot of preparations you can make to your home know to insure you won’t be caught taking last-minute action. To a great extent, the most important part of getting your home hurricane-ready is making sure it is equipped with storm-resistant window coverings. While plywood is an emergency measure, there are permanent products that can withstand strong weather conditions to protect your home.

Windsor Windows offers the following impact-certified products for your home:

  • Pinnacle Clad Casement
  • Pinnacle Clad Casement Picture
  • Pinnacle Clad Awning
  • Pinnacle Clad Concealed DH
  • Pinnacle Clad Concealed DH Picture
  • Pinnacle Clad Outswing PD
  • Pinnacle Clad French Slider
  • Pinnacle Clad Direct Set
  • Pinnacle Clad Radius
  • Legend HBR Casement
  • Legend HBR Casement Picture
  • Legend HBR Awning
  • Legend HBR Double-Hung
  • Legend HBR Double-Hung Picture
  • Legend Direct Set/Radius

Our Pinnacle Clad windows use only heavy-duty .050 extruded aluminum cladding rather than thin roll form aluminum. These products are more durable and resistant to exterior damage including dents and chips that can occur during a hurricane.

Legend HBR is another great option for storm protection. It is a unique hybrid product that combines the strength and durability of our Legend frame with an aluminum-clad wood sash. These windows offer a low maintenance exterior with a beautiful wooden interior, which offer both protection from the elements and style.

For more information about preparing your home during hurricane season with impact-certified Windsor Windows, visit www.windsorwindows.com.

Renae Crill

Do you want organization without sacrificing your style? This DIY chalkboard message center creates a space where your family can post their information in a way that adds to the interior design of your home. Using only moulding, chalkboard paint or paper and nails, you can make a message center with high-style on a low budget.

Check out this DIY tutorial on building your own chalkboard message center:

Frame in Chalkboard 

Visit Woodgrain.com to learn more about our products.

Renae Crill

There are countless opportunities to enhance the appeal of our homes by adding moulding. This non-traditional application of crown moulding showcases the unique touch to an ordinary piece of furniture. The bookcase was designed to look “built-in” to the wall, and the addition of crown moulding achieves just that! Check out this DIY tutorial on adding crown moulding to your ordinary furniture:

Pinterest Moulding Bookcase

Visit woodgrain.com to learn more about our products.