Now that you’ve installed a new energy-efficient front door, your home radiates curb appeal. Inside, though, we have one more project to complete the new look – door casing. With the right tools and a little know-how, installing door casing is a job any DIYer can accomplish. Join the At Home channel’s host, Jeff Wilson, for a quick lesson on how to install simple casement trim around a new front door.
06 40 00 Architectural Woodwork
Wood screens are any type of assembly, primarily constructed of wood, that provides visual privacy. Exterior wood blinds and shutters are often decorative features found at exterior openings (windows and doors), but may also be utilized for sun control and privacy.
Wood frames are an assembly of structural members that are secured to a rough opening to accommodate doors and windows. Wood frames contain all of an opening's elements, including ornamental infill such as glazed sashes. For both interior and exterior doors, the frame is recessed to accept hinges and a strike plate, where fasteners or deadbolts extend into the frame for security. Wood material is not a good conductor of heat, a fact which allows for energy efficiency in exterior doors and windows. Structural members may include a head jamb, sill, mull and side jambs, depending on the type of opening. Factory-built frames are available with prefinished, unfinished, or primed surfaces; factory-built window frames may also integrate aluminum or vinyl cladding.
Wood trim is decorative, non-structural standing and running trim that can be solid, laminated or simulated wood. Commonly referred to as moulding or millwork, wood trim is used to protect corners, conceal gaps, or separate areas, and contributes to the decor or architectural style of a building.
Ornamental woodwork includes any type of custom woodwork that is shop fabricated for specific applications. Used on both the interior and exterior of many different types of structures, ornamental woodwork provides something unique that supports a rich appearance.
Staircases provide a path of travel between floors in all types of construction. Wood stairs include several components that create horizontal steps. Components include the tread, riser, nosing, and stringer. Straight stairs are the most common, although stairs can also be round, angled, or turn back. Railings are utilized along the path of travel to ensure an individuals safety. A balustrade is the system of railings, balusters and newels that anchor a handrail at both the top and bottom of a staircase. Wood stairs and railings are often stained, but can also be painted.
Wood paneling is a shop fabricated, custom finish material used on horizontal surfaces. Veneer, flitches and laminates are used to provide a decorative panel surface over particleboard, fiberboard, waferboard or a solid lumber core.
Architectural wood casework refers to the cabinets or built-ins we use for storage in both residential and commercial buildings. Depending on the project type, the casework can have straight lines and plain finishes or be a specific style with ornate finishes. Cabinets can have open shelves, drawers or doors, and can be installed on the wall or floor, against a wall, or in the middle of a room with a counter above. Cabinets and built-ins are shop fabricated or manufactured products that can be one of three production types: custom, semi-custom or stock.
Architectural woodwork includes shop-fabricated casework, paneling, stairs, railings, ornamental woodwork, trim, frames, screens, and shutters. Products may be solid wood, laminated, veneered, or simulated wood fabrication. Different from ready-made millwork, architectural woodwork is made to order from specifications or a custom design that requires a traditional or unique interior finish style.