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One of the most important architectural details in your home is moulding. It is the frame to your entire house that sets the stage from ceiling to floor. Interior trim is versatile, beyond framing each room you can use decorative mouldings to add design accents to the walls. As the #1 provider of custom moulding profiles in Las Vegas – we can match any profile brought to us! We grind custom profiles up to 9” with our knife grinding equipment. On-site in our showroom and mill we have 4,000 moulding profile knives that you can choose from.
Our state-of-the-art equipment including an upgraded knife grinder, gang rip, and moulder allows us to run standard profiles with a 3–5-day turnaround. If requesting a custom profile, turnaround is 5-7 days. We manufacture moulding from any hardwood or softwood you need, subject to the availability of raw lumber.
Types of Interior Trim
In general, moulding throughout a home or building should match. Moulding generally describes the covering of gaps between the wall and doors, windows, ceilings, and floors. Let’s go over the most common types of moulding.
Base moulding (baseboards) runs along the floor covering the joint where the bottom of the wall and the floor meet. Base moulding throughout the home ties all the rooms together. Case moulding (trim) borders the outside of doors and windows covering the gap between the wall, acting as picture frames to the openings of the room/building. Crown moulding (cornice) caps the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling, visually elevating the ceiling height.
Types of Decorative Moulding
There are multiple types of decorative moulding that act as accents giving a personal touch and design to the home/building. The major types that we typically manufacture are for the corners, stairs, and walls.
Outside corner moulding (corner trim) encases the protruding edge of the wall for protection or to hide the seam between walls. Chair rail moulding normally sits below the windowsill, no taller than a third of the length of the wall adding dimension to an otherwise flat wall. The chair rail also earned its name by protecting dining room walls from being bruised by chairs.
To create wainscoting on the bottom half of the wall panel moulding is often paired with a chair rail. It is trim combined with raised wall panels enhancing the crown and base moulding. Plant on moulding (applied moulding) is general-purpose profiles or decorative details that can be placed on top of other elements, wherever it looks good.
Types of Moulding Joints
To connect the wood mouldings there are two major types of moulding joints used. Tongue and groove (T&G) involve milling the moulding in which the tongue of one piece fits together with the groove of another piece, interlocking. T&G is a long-lasting method for keeping the pieces together, it tends to lay flatter and allows the molding to be applied horizontally or vertically.
Shiplap involves milling the top and bottom of each piece of moulding to form a rabbet joint simply sitting evenly on top of one another. Due to its low cost and appeal to many homeowners, shiplap can be beneficial.
Wood has always been a prominent building and construction material because it’s durable yet versatile. Making things from wood can start as a simple hobby and over time become your skill. Then beyond skill, there is a natural talent. Many woodworking projects today are replicas of another man’s creation.
While imitation is the best flattery it’s important to pay homage to those who paved the way before us. After the 13th amendment abolished slavery, many men had learned a trade that they continued to master as freemen. African American woodworkers were familiar with the beauty of wood and thus made beautiful cabinets, furniture, bed frames, instruments, and more.
Henry Boyd – Furniture Maker
The Boyd bedstead – a collector’s item today was one black man’s dream in the 1800s. At 24 years old, Henry Boyd moved to Ohio as a free man with no money and no one willing to hire him. He took odd-end jobs until one day an opportunity allowed him to craft a countertop for his boss at the time. That one opportunity showed he was a master woodworker. It led to more contract jobs until one day he was able to open his own shop.
In his shop, Henry builds bed frames with a revolutionary design. The bed design was highly sought after because it allowed the beds to be sturdier and more durable. He operated an integrated workplace of up to 50 men at one time. His success and popularity continued to rise, and he eventually built a showroom showing his bedsteads and parlor furniture. While some praised him, others caused his business to close from constant arson. His work auctions for top dollar today and regarded by some as the greatest pre–Civil War woodwork.
Thomas Day – Cabinet Maker
When you ask for a “daybed” do you know you’re referencing the African American master cabinetmaker Thomas Day? Thomas Day born a free man in Southern Virginia moved to North Carolina and opened his own cabinet shop in 1827. 96% of the cabinetmakers in North Carolina were white at that time but Day had proven his skill and was treated with high regard in his community. He had unique artistry that excited his customers and kept them coming back.
He added architectural enhancements and curve features unlike any seen before. Yet the shapes were subtle small touches that gave simple pieces like sofas and dressers, great character. The Civil War caused Day’s shop to drop in prominence but today you can find his millwork in homes throughout North Carolina. From playful staircases and archways to hand carving that showcased his woodworking mastery – his work is in museums and considered to some as prized possessions.
Freeman Vines – Guitar Maker
Another North Carolina freeman who never made two guitars alike is Freeman Vines. A guitarist and wood craftsman, Freeman Vines has been making wood guitars hoping to create the perfect sound. Rescuing wood and upcycling its material adds a story to each guitar. He uses wood from unlikely places such as the soundboard of an old piano, the steps of an old tobacco barn, or even a previous hanging tree.
He crafts these reclaimed wood guitars by hand then plays each one of them. Some guitars are shaped like African masks while others have a simple design like that of a leaf or oar. Most notable about this skilled woodworker is his ability to rewrite his own people’s history. He made four guitars from a black walnut tree where a young man was hanged, and it plays beautifully honoring his ancestors with every strum.
Make a Lasting Mark
History is many things to many people. It can be a teacher and it can be a mirror. Showing us how we as Americans need to change and showing us how the past is ever-present today. History is important to us and we strive to understand it and learn from it. At Woodstock AP, we treat all people with love and kindness. We handcraft wood pieces with the hope that they will bring happiness to whatever home they find. Our showroom is open, book an appointment for a dedicated tour and design consultation.
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Re-design with Live-Edge Wood
Being quarantined at home, waking up surrounded by the same thing every day has us ready to freshen up our spaces. Bring life to any room with live-edge wood! Live-edge wood is named for the distinctive look that surfaces when a tree is cut to reveal its darker inner grain and it is outer, lighter sap all in one unique slab. Not only does each piece provide a natural, calming effect – each piece also promotes organic, green living.
A custom door as one-of-a-kind as you are, can be a showstopper in your home. Use a sliding barn door as a divider between the living and dining room or entry into a bathroom or bedroom. Either way they are sure to wow, when designed to your exact liking.
A pristine hand-crafted barn door from Woodstock is: 1) Functional – it’s easy to install and slides in & out of place taking up limited space 2) Stylish – it enhances the comfort and feeling of openness in any room 3) Friendly – budget friendly starting $1,000 less than a standard door & eco-friendly reclaimed barnwood doors are unique and help reduce deforestation.
A good wood craftsman knows the most consistent thing about wood, is that it’s never consistent. Each tree has an origin story and each grain is never the same. However, the more familiar you become with wood, the easier it is to remember all its complexities. Here on the west coast, there are many native trees that have some of the most beautiful wood to familiarize yourself with. Alligator Juniper, California Buckeye & Mesquite trees are all native to the south west region of the United States.
Remodeling? Want to do something different in your home but don’t know what? No need for wallpaper or paint, cover your wall with the timeless beauty of wood. Wood wall paneling can be 3D, reclaimed or matched & sequenced.
Residential or commercial, big, or small – any wall can be Woodstocked! With our patent pending click and stick method, installing your wood wall has never been easier. It is quick, mess-free, and simple for any do-it-yourself-er. Gayline, our in-house design expert can help you select the exact wall you need for your home or building.
Custom does not mean complicated. When some people hear “custom”, they think long wait times, high prices & a difficult process. Custom manufacturing at Woodstock is not a nightmare. Our professional staff understands what makes a product special: the quality of materials, uniqueness of design, customizable options and high level of service.
From the moment you walk in the door, to the time you are admiring the completed product in your home, we want it to be a peaceful process. Find comfort in knowing that your product was crafted with love. A love for wood and a love for our clients!
Kevin travels through the country to hand select wood from 100-year-old barns. Every time he goes on one of these journeys, he learns another interesting wood origin story. Recently, while in Kentucky he saw barns that have been around for over 150 years, dating back to the civil war.
The wood Kevin hand selects is real, durable and a part of the United States’ history. Its authenticity can’t be beat or easily recreated. Just as memorable as America’s wars are, so is the look and feel of reclaimed barn wood. Considered an American treasure, reclaimed woods’ possible uses are endless from furniture and décor to aroma and appeal.
Wood is versatile – it ranges in color, shape, and size. Your piece of furniture starts as a tree, cut down by a lumberjack. The tree is sliced into logs by a mill and hand crafted into your dream piece. The process is exciting and challenging, now imagine slicing the wood to 2 mm thick making it as thin as a slice of cheese for a hamburger. The sheets can be as thin as 0.6 mm that can cover other surfaces instead of one solid piece of wood. That is veneer – a type of overlay decorative surface that can cover cabinets, dressers, counters, shelves, racks, walls…the list is essentially endless. Veneer makes the application of wood more flexible.
When shopping around for live edge wood, beyond finding a piece that catches your eye, the quality of the wood slab is very important. As a custom shop, we choose the absolute best wood materials and provide exceptional craftmanship for your finished product. We are sharing 5 expert tips for shoppers on the hunt for live edge wood.
There are so many ways to decorate your home. With a personalized design and custom furniture, your home becomes your oasis. Never settle for less when creating your indoor haven, go big! A dramatic décor choice that will enhance any room are faux and hand hewn beams.
No matter which type you choose, wood beams can add depth to any room making it beautiful. Beams don’t have to be limited to a ceiling; they can frame a room by being placed vertically from floor to ceiling. Schedule a free project consultation to find the right beam for you.
Cameron Fults, a lover of the arts is a trained classical guitarist. After graduating, Cameron joined Woodstock Architectural Products full time operating the production facility and warehouse. He took the time out of his busy day of manufacturing to tell us what he loves about wood, his favorite projects, and fascinating wood facts.
Go behind the scenes with Cameron in our warehouse. He makes wood manufacturing look like a breeze!
Winter season is in full effect with snowmaking record appearances and temperatures steadily dropping. Get cozy next to your fireplace to keep warm, but why not enjoy the scenery too?! Finding the right mantel to enhance the look of your fireplace has never been easier. Match it to your interior design theme or choose a show-stopping, stand out mantel.
At Woodstock AP, we listen then we create! Our team of design experts keep up with the latest design trends and find the best material. No matter the design theme or even if you have no design in mind, we can help.