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.

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.

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

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.

Retail Rack

www.finishedelegance.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

John Jurcak

Sometimes the thought of refreshing your home’s style can seem daunting. A great starting point for changing the look of a room is to choose the appropriate interior door. By picking a well-designed opening to your space, the entire room receives a burst of style that sets the tone for your overall aesthetic.

To ease the decision process, here are some helpful tips on choosing the perfect interior door:

1. Determine the type of project.

Are you looking to add flair to an everyday space like a bedroom or to showcase a specific section of your home such as the kitchen pantry?  Woodgrain Doors has products that fit all of your specific needs. For a more traditional space, our Raised Panel and Traditional French doors offer rich details that add to the established design. Modern interiors are complemented by our Flat Panel doors, which offer crisp lines and a more versatile look.

Check out our new website’s photo gallery to filter products by type and see all of the possibilities for your project: Photo Gallery

2. Select your door options.

Customize your door by selecting impactful options such as finish and glass.

Because Woodgrain doors are crafted with only the finest materials, you can finish your door from a wide variety of stain or paints. Paint dealers also have a broad selection of color chips on hand to demonstrate the look you can achieve when finishing Woodgrain doors.

Woodgrain Doors also offers 19 glass options to further customize your door. Our frosted, mirrored and white laminated glasses are great options for increased privacy. You can also add detail to your existing interior design with a variety of designed glass including rain, cross reed, bamboo, and sycamore.

For more information about picking the perfect door, visit our new site and see our full product offering: www.woodgraindoors.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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Renae Crill

An interior door makes an impression that carries throughout the entire room and into the rest of your home. Translate your personal style into an interior design statement with these simple DIY projects:

  • Paint:
    A quick and inexpensive way to update a door is with color. If you prefer a traditional look and feel, cool color palettes such as grey and blue can be complementary to existing architectural details without overpowering the space. You can also take a more modern approach with a bold hue that brings energy into any room. To make the room “pop” even more, try painting the moulding to match!

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  • Accessories:
        Another easy update to make is changing door accessories. Door knobs come in all shapes and sizes, reflecting personal style in a subtle, yet impactful way. While traditional knobs are typically round and made of brushed metal, there are also modern versions that add visual interest to the tactile experience. Popular trends in modern door knobs include painted patterns, crystal, and squared shapes.

Door Accessories

Visit woodgraindoors.com to see our full product offering and start your DIY project today!

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
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  • 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.

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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John Jurcak

Woodgrain Doors is launching a new website showcasing the distinct beauty and authentic durability found in each door we offer. The exquisite collection of interior and exterior doors in an array of attractive designs is reflective of the sleek and stylish look of the website.

Door Finder: Customers and homeowners can easily find the ideal door for their home by quickly filtering through thousands of door designs, styles and configurations.

Photo Gallery: The Photo Gallery also provides design ideas from traditional to contemporary, in a variety of species, glass options and other customizable options.

How-To’s: Useful resources are offered to aid in finishing and installation techniques, and maintenance recommendations.

Technical Drawings: Architectures and designers can easily incorporate door specs into their home design.

Distributor Locator: Customers can find Distributors in their area.

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

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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

Woodgrain is proud of our history and tradition of manufacturing quality moulding and millwork products for our customers. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we wanted to share some photos of Dame Lumber and Moulding back in the beginning. Looking back at the photos reminds me of how far we have come as an organization not only in our product offering but also in our manufacturing processes.

Enjoy.

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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!

Houston Product Guide

Cathy Leonard

There’s a new look for Windsor Windows & Doors. It shows more of what Windsor helps you do – Make dream homes a reality. Throughout 2014, you will see new products and offerings that better reflects what sets Windsor apart.

We have fresh new marketing materials that are bold and colorful. Inspiring imagery encourages creative window and door design and interesting and unexpected applications. In our literature, we’ve added more diagrams and technical drawings and developed images that clearly represent our options and accessories. Our goal is to provide better education to builders and architects and enhance communication between them and their homeowners.

The things you have grown to appreciate about Windsor are NOT changing. We are large enough to manufacture three complete product offerings: Pinnacle clad and primed wood windows and patio doors, Legend cellular PVC windows, and Next Dimension vinyl windows and patio doors. One of these product lines is perfectly suited for your residential and light commercial application. Yet… we’re still small enough to be flexible and accommodating to meet the unique requirements that you encounter on your projects. We are committed to offering innovative design, quality construction, reliable service, and one of the best values in the industry.

Get ready for exciting things ahead. You and Windsor… Imagine what you can do!

Kelly Dame

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, I find myself looking back at what we’ve accomplished and what lies ahead.

When my dad started the company in 1954, I don’t think he could have dreamed of where we’d be today. In fact, Woodgrain wasn’t even our name back then. We were Dame Lumber and Moulding, a family-owned moulding mill in Utah. We started out small and simple and, over the years, have expanded our offering to create the global, multi-faceted company we are now. View our full company history at www.woodgrain.com.

We’re thankful to enjoy long-standing relationships with many of our clients. We wouldn’t have made it this far without them. Elevating the customer experience is behind every venture we pursue.

It’s an exciting time here at Woodgrain. Our new mill in North Carolina is gearing up to start production.  A new line of flawlessly designed shaker doors is being added to our collection. We are raising the standard on our windows by investing in a state-of-the-art powder coat paint line. And a beautiful new design has been rolled out for our product catalogs.

I look forward to building on our legacy and seeing where the future leads us. Here’s to another 60 years!

Scott Renke

Windsor is currently installing a new state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion powder coat paint line. This new equipment will allow us to paint all of our aluminum extrusions in-house. As a result we will be expanding our standard color palette offering from 7 to 22 and our feature color palette will consist of an additional 20 hues. These standard and feature colors will be produced in the AAMA 2604 finish and will carry a 20 year warranty. For the harshest of climates, customers will have the option to upgrade to the AAMA 2605 finish which will carry a 30 year warranty. All 42 colors, in either finish, are available with no order minimums. We also have the capability to custom match colors with extended lead-time and minimum requirements. This new paint program will launch in March 2013. Imagine what you can do! Visit Windsor Windows & Doors to learn more.

Matt Aemmer

What tools do I need to finish moulding?

  • Paint or Stain
  • Drop Cloths
  • Rags
  • Wood Putty, Caulk and Caulk Gun
  • Brushes
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper

How do I sand moulding?

Using fine grit sandpaper or a sanding sponge, sand the moulding with the grain of the wood. Coarser grits of sandpaper or sanding against the grain of the wood will leave fin gouges and blemishes in the wood. A very light touch is required when sanding moulding. It is recommended that you sand between each coat of primer or paint. The light sanding will ensure a strong bond between the coats and give a smoother finish.

Should I prime my moulding?

It is only necessary to prime solid pine or unprimed finger joint moulding. Most of the mouldings sold at retail stores come with a factory applied primer. If you are painting solid pine moulding or unprimed finger joint moulding, we recommend priming with a high quality primer.

How do I apply wood filler or caulk?

Wood filler or caulk is used to fill nail holes, repair scratches, dents, and uneven joints in miters. Always use a non-shrinking filler or caulk, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to achieve the best results. For stainable mouldings, use wood filler that closely matches the wood color of your moulding.

When should I paint or stain my moulding?

Staining or painting moulding before installation is always recommended. If you install your moulding and then finish it, protect the surrounding areas by using painters tape. Remember to remove the tape immediately after finishing to prevent the tape from damaging the wall or surrounding trim. Painting is recommended for all pre-primed moulding. It is also advisable to use two coats of paint for outstanding durability and appearance. Mouldings with more pronounced wood grain or unprimed surfaces are better suited to staining or varnishing. Staining or varnishing enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Some types of wood moulding, such as solid pine, can be stained to any color, while other types of wood moulding, such as oak, lend to darker stains.

What’s the proper paint prep time?

Below are the steps for unprimed (Steps 1-8) and pre-primed (Steps 5-8):

1. Wipe down the moulding with a clean, slightly damp rag

2. Sand the moulding with medium/fine grit sanding sponge or paper

3. Vacuum the moulding

4. Prime the moulding

5. Sand again

6. Vacuum again

7. Wipe down with clean, slightly damp rag one last time

8. Apply top coat(s) of paint – ideally two coats

Finishing recommendation:

Wood Species           Stain               Varnish                       Paint
Primed Finger Joint                                                                 X
Oak                             X                      X
Pine                             X                      X
Raw Finger Joint                                                                     X
Maple                          X                      X
Fir                                X                      X
MDF                                                                                        X