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Custom ornamental simulated woodwork is a versatile, durable, moulded millwork that has no structural abilities. Throughout history, old world craftsmanship has created ornate carved wood architectural details to enhance both the inside and outside of our buildings. Today several companies have the ability to custom mould plastic, from a unique design and specification, into a precise architectural ornament for use on the interior or exterior of a building.
Heavy timber construction is a building method that uses large, rustic, heavy sawn timbers or structural glue laminated lumber that is joined together with traditional mortise and tenon joinery or modern metal joinery. Also known as post and beam construction or mill construction, timber framing in floor and roof assemblies dates back to the beginning of civilization. The first completely self-supporting timber frame structure is believed to have been constructed during the 10th century. Developed since that time, the building method was brought to North America in the seventeenth century by European settlers.
Architectural woodwork restoration is a process that improves or renews the condition of existing wood materials. The task of restoring architectural woodwork can range from a small-scale, simple task that a homeowner can complete, to a complex set of tasks requiring the services of a professional in order to ensure that historic preservation guidelines are met. Depending on the scope of restoration (as defined by the material condition), uses, and affordability, there are three types of restoration: cleaning, repair, and reconstruction.
Composite decking is exterior deck board made from a combination of organic material and plastic. Developed in the early 1990s, composite decking has experienced significant growth in the building industry and is used on residential decks, waterfront docks, and commercial boardwalks. Many manufacturers produce composite decking products with several new products appearing each year, often with different material combinations.
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.
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.
Finish carpentry is the installation of finished wood or simulated wood materials on the interior or exterior of a building. Finish materials include wood trim or millwork, wood floors, paneling, frames, doors, cabinetry, shelving, stairs, railings, screens, shutters, ornamental architectural woodwork, and finish hardware. Finish carpentry occurs at a late stage in new construction or in the renovation of residential and commercial structures. The work involved is precise, and requires the use of specific tools and techniques. A variety of materials must be finished to fine tolerances, with a minimal margin of error allowed.
Glue laminated construction (glulam) products are large manufactured structural products used in commercial and residential applications. The idea of laminating lumber with glue for use as beams was originally conceived on job sites in Europe over 100 years ago. This engineered wood product is composed of multiple laminations of kiln-dried, end-to-end or finger-jointed lumber, each bonded together with phenolic resin, a high-strength waterproof adhesive. This process allows for longer and wider structural wood members.