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.
Worthington Millwork was contracted to provide the architectural fiberglass columns and balustrade systems for a renovation of the charming James Wade Bolton House in Alexandria, LA. This project was a historical renovation and of great significance to the town of Alexandria. To preserve the integrity of this turn-of-the-century home, an original baluster was perfectly replicated to create a whole new balustrade system. Similar components were also used in manufacturing the column shafts, capitals, bases and other parts of the balustrade system. The end result is a completed project, made with modern materials, while keeping the historic proportions and architecture of the 1899 construction period of the project.
Have you been wondering if crown molding could work in your house? Are you worried that your ceilings are too low to use it? Concerned that you can't afford the wide moldings you'd love? Not sure what style or size to get? And what if you want a contemporary look — can you still use crown molding?
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Ever wonder what a polyurethane balustrade system looks like after 10 years? Most people know that polyurethane is light, timeless, and durable. Never do they actually get to see how this looks after 10 years though.
(1) Is your system pre-painted? Polyurethane can be pre-painted prior to being packaged and shipped to your jobsite. This is important because once you receive the product you can simply install the finished product and not paint it or simply paint over the top coat that is factory applied. If your product is only primed, or partially primed, you will spend additional time and money just getting the product prepared to paint before applying final top coat.
Many people that buy architectural products for their home may not realize that they most likely purchased a product that is made with polyurethane. The few that do have not hopped on the polyurethane bandwagon do not know what they are missing out on! Polyurethane simply lasts longer than most products and generally has a limited lifetime warranty. We get a lot of questions regarding our polyurethane products so we thought we would take the time to answer a few.