The term "millwork" describes a wide range of interior and exterior wooden construction materials and related products crafted at a sawmill or lumberyard.
Millwork adds character, personality, and distinction to any interior or exterior space, and can transform doors, windows, railings, cabinets, columns and mantels into true, functional works of art. Such craftsmanship can utilize softwoods (pine, cedar and other conifers), as well as hardwoods (including oak and maple), exotic woods, reclaimed lumber, and nowadays, even synthetic wood alternatives.
The following is a helpful breakdown of several popular types of millwork, along with brief descriptions of their common applications:
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As its name suggests, custom profile millwork lends a stamp of uniqueness and personalization to any given room. From crisp, decorative edge work and trim to striking, captivating designs, such enhancements can breathe new life into the home and not just revolutionize its appearance, but its livability, too!
Curve and Flexible Moulding
This particular specialization provides an eye-popping, cost-effective solution for any curved, boxed, or multi-dimensional architectural configuration of the home, such as staircases, windows, railings, ledges and doors, among others. Curve and flexible moulding can smooth out otherwise-congested designs, round out sharp turns, level off rigidity, and add depth and a certain degree of sophistication.
Casing pack millwork encompasses a variety of mouldings sliced and diced to specific dimensions, then arranged and installed in an expeditious, and cost-efficient manner. Such millwork is perfect for high-volume projects requiring simplified, basic designs that will still wow homeowners and guests alike.
No home is complete without that signature fireplace at its heart, warming loved ones and guests on those chilly winter nights, and serving as the perfect backdrop for any range of special family events and gatherings. Mantel millwork distinguishes this all-important focal point from others by infusing character and increasing its utility. Besides revealing its sheer natural beauty, expertly crafted mantel millwork recasts fireplaces as the ideal exhibition space to showcase beloved photographs, artwork, and much more.
The detailed craftsmanship and designs of crown moulding elevates the appearance and stature of any room, by simultaneously incorporating awe-inspiring aesthetics and eliminating any collateral construction flaws, such as uneven edges, lackluster painting, wall bruising, or spackling bumps and pockets.
Whether complementing an interior door or window frame, punctuating a particular room's moulding, or elevating the exterior profile of an entire building via an ornate gable, perhaps nothing more broadcasts the personality and breathtaking beauty of a home than pediment millwork. Sunbursts, sunrises, medallions—the list goes on and on. Photo Courtesy of geograph.org.uk.
Regardless of its exact form and function, custom radial millwork can seamlessly improve the appearance of any aspect of a home incorporating curves and other tricky design nuances—from archways and railings to stairways, walls, and more!
BURT LUMBER: MILLWORK SPECIALISTS
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