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 can make a very specific 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Is Wood Trim Outdated?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[...]

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?"[...]

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[...]

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.

Welding Copper is Possible... & It Makes Great Interior Framing

Is “welding” copper possible? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.

Intentional Corrosion Makes Old Architectural Finishes New Again

Being ahead of the hottest trends is what makes an already qualified and experienced designer stand above the competition. As many modern upscale home and business owners seek to revamp their spaces with materials beyond wood, they are considering the use of strategically placed metal to create[...]

10 Oldest Metal Architectural Mouldings That Can Still Be Made Today

In 1904, Charles Dahlstrom invented and introduced the world’s first fireproof steel door. It wasn’t long after that word of his new company spread and his architectural mouldings became popular too.

5 Unusual Uses for Picture Rails to Kick-Start Your Creative Genius

DIYers all over Pinterest and elsewhere online have been coming up with fun ways to use picture rails for years. But when are commercial and high-end residential designers going to catch up?

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