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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 newly[...]

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?

Is Wood Trim Outdated?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 invention[...]

What’s the Environmental Impact of Brass Architecture?

More than ever, architects and designers are seeking sustainable ways to do business. Their minds soon bend to recyclable and eco-friendly materials -- like brass, perhaps.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 3 - Fire Test

It’s time to get serious about designing a more durable architecture.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 2 - Scrape Test

Many architectural projects must back up their beauty with backbone. It’s not enough to create a great design -- it’s got to stand up to wear and tear in a mass-shared space, too.

 

That’s why this video series attempts to answer, "What is the most durable type of base trim in the industry?" Wood[...]

Metal Door Frame Casing: Avoiding Aesthetic Flaws & 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 door[...]

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 1 - Impact Test

All mouldings, whether metal or wood, look great when they roll off the manufacturing line. They look strong, sturdy, and beautiful. The durability of mouldings when applied in the field, however, is a reminder of how poorly we humans treat our things.

Dahlstrom Roll Form Company Turns 115 Years Old

Normally this space is all about you -- the engineer, the architect, the purchasing agent. Allow us to humbly brag about Dahlstrom Roll Form just this once.

It seemed like everyone’s grandfather or great-grandfather worked at Dahlstrom back in the day. “Back in the day” has turned into 115 years of[...]

Salty About Coastal Construction? Use the Right Architectural Metal

Architectural metal along the coastline has a tough job. Salt, wind, storms -- there’s always a threat out there, waiting to strip away the exterior moldings and trim on which you worked so hard. But choosing the best metal for coastal construction can at least slow the decay of your project’s[...]

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