Decorative Metal Trim Mouldings vs. Wood Mouldings

Soon after their introduction in 1910, Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings were being used exclusively by some of the most famous architects in the developed world. These designers framed doors, windows, and storefronts with architectural mouldings; they accented living spaces with baseboards, chair[...]

Which Metals Turn Green? Discovering the Patina Effect

Like with many other things in life, age is a big talking point in decorative metals. Is youthful glow better, or is the weather look of experience more desirable? 

The Definition of Durability in Engineering: Expectations Vs. Reality

Handing over project specifications requires everyone in the supply and production chain to be on the same page. Down to the word, even.

How to Cope a Moulding? Easy -- Try Seamless Baseboards & More

Architects are often frustrated when they see a finished installation of trim mouldings that have unsightly gaps. But what if you didn't have to cope or miter baseboard, and could buy pre-fabricated outside corners and coped inside corners straight from the factory? This is possible with our[...]

Commercial Interior Design Ideas: Decorative Metal Trim for Furniture

Decorative metal trim for furniture isn’t new. In fact, it's many centuries old. It had a long existence as a symbol of wealth and status -- why not bring that back?

The Secret Trick to Great Steel Window Trim

Steel windows are great. Steel windows on your terms are even better.

These sleek, modern products are now popular in not only commercial architecture, but in residential applications as well. It’s not hard to see why -- steel windows are the best at matching durability with elegance.

Galvanized Steel Vs. Stainless Steel in Architecture & Interior Design

Galvanized steel and stainless steel are big in construction circles -- but what about architecture and interior design? Depending on the aesthetics you crave for your next design, either one can make a very specific visual impact.

Is Wood Trim Outdated? Introducing Decorative Metal Trim

Architectural wood mouldings date back to the early Greeks (like, B.C. early). From temples to homes, wood has been the backbone of most of what we build. And wood trim continues to be the most popular way to accent a room, door, or window.

Architectural metal trim is certainly not a new[...]

Is Copper Architecture Sustainable?

With sustainable construction becoming so much more important to architects and designers in recent years, much of the focus has been on the building materials themselves. Many architects can’t resist the environmental and reputation perks that come with sustainable development.The rise of [...]

Metal Door Frame Casing: Avoiding Ugliness & 3 Other Benefits

The status quo isn’t going to advance your designs. Sometimes you need to reassess what’s always been considered "acceptable" and see it for what it is -- kinda ugly. A door casing is a prime example of an opportunity to take the “ugly” and turn it in to something beautiful.

What makes a metal[...]

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