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?

Metal Picture Rails: The Emerging Way to Blend Historic, Modern Looks

Picture rails are the least familiar of all metal mouldings. But that only means more opportunity for you, right?

Shunning picture hooks and the like in favor of picture rails (also known as gallery rails) is another sneaky-smart way to class up the mundane.

Which Profiles & Materials Make the Best Picture Rails?

Picture rails aren’t necessarily a new thing. But only more recently have creative types started doing them the modern way -- with metal.

4 Surefire Decorative Metal Trim Buys That Are Timeless & Tough

Using decorative metal trim makes you stand out from your design contemporaries. Likewise, there are four options at Dahlstrom that stand out for their popularity among smart architects (smarchitects?) who dare to do metal.

Commercial Steel Doors Have a Sensitive Side, Too

Commercial steel doors offer the best value in the commercial door industry. Steel exterior entry doors are valued for their ability to endure difficult conditions.

Pairing Decorative Metal Trim to Your Project Just Got Easier

There will always be designers who want control of every single detail, down to the last thread, sliver, or scrap. That philosophy can apply to choosing decorative metal trim. To each their own, we say.

Metal Trim for Wood Adds Beauty to the Brawn

Wood brings earthy, comforting tones to a building. Metal offers protection and strength to architecture -- plus its own aesthetic bonuses. So why not have both?

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