Columns have been a viable option for adding design and structure to buildings for centuries. The history behind columns goes back to the beginning of architecture, and so does their customization features. Columns can be built round or square, plain or fluted, tapered or non-tapered.
Buying architectural products like molding, columns, railing systems etc. can potentially put a big dent in a projects budget; but it does not have to! Small little changes can add up to big savings in the long run if you stay consistent with them.
The Lyric Theatre, found in Birmingham, Alabama, is a historical theatre that was built in 1914 for B.F. Keith's Vaudeville circuit. According to a history write-up by The Lyric Fine Arts Theater website on wix.com, Major stars such as the Marx Brothers, Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Will Rogers, and Milton Berle played the Lyric. Berle said it was as fine a theater as any in New York.
Architectural columns (porch columns or porch posts) have been around for decades; so it is no wonder that that they are so popular. They have been used on several different style houses including Federal [1780-1820], Greek Revival [1825-1860], Octagon [1850-1870], Colonial Revival [1880-1955], Dutch Colonial Revival [1880-1955], Beaux Arts [1885-1930], American Foursquare [1890-1935], Arts & Crafts [1905-1930] and Ranch style [1932-1975]. Each of these style home's have a very distinctive look to them. When you replace columns you want to try your best to replicate the columns that are to the style of the home. When building a new home you more or less have a choice of what type of column you want to put on your home. After simply deciding that you want columns the next step is choosing a material and getting the price. This can most often be difficult so let's break it down.
Did you know there is a big difference between restoring a house and rehabilitating one? Restoring your home involves faithfully repairing and re-creating a building's original architectural elements so that it closely resembles its appearance at a previous point in time. Rehabilitating your home is more interpretive - it involves making the structure sound and usable again and retaining whatever original features are possible to save, but not necessarily restoring things that have gone missing. For new owners of old houses, deciding which approach to use is the first logical step in helping map out repairs. These basic rules for sensitive historic rehabilitation - based on the secretary of the interior's standards used to enforce the Federal Rehabilitation Incentive Tax Program - office sound advice.
Installing fiberglass columns can sometime be confusing or a hassle. We have broken down our installation instructions so that it is easy to install and also fast. This is simple enough that a homeowner can do it! As always if you have any questions on your installation feel free to give us a call!
Polyurethane brackets and corbels are both used for the same purpose; that is for decoration. Polyurethane brackets and corbels are not load bearing so they should not be used to hold weight. However they are extremely popular and have many different uses. You can typically use them on any style house or building and they can be painted whatever color you would like!
A Montana builder set out to improve the country's employment rate by sourcing American-made building materials throughout an entire home.
It must be frustrating for you at times and if you are like most other custom home builders we know youre even losing sleep over it. You are not alone and because we care about your success (and your sleep) we hired a fortune 500 research firm to examine your industry. We found some very interesting information you are going to want to check out for yourself.
Introducing the Coral Collection
The Coral Collection from Worthington Millwork is a unique collection of polyurethane products. This collection is inspired by the sea to make coral replications in a millwork application. This collection isnt available everywhere, and you may not be able to do much research online regarding the product. It is rare!
Worthington’s exterior polyurethane millwork was used for the exterior cornices on the New Smyrna Elementary School in Smyrna, Georgia by the architectural firm Cunningham, Forehand, Matthews & Moore. The polyurethane material was selected by the architect due to the custom trim profiles that can be detailed with the flat board and radius shapes which give them a finished product that is aesthetically pleasing. Worthington provided two custom exterior brackets for the project application which were used by the architect to give the fascia more character. The crisp lines and radius details on this fascia and custom brackets are very difficult to achieve with other exterior products.