Worthington Blog

  • Made In America
  • (800) 872-1608
  • Column Designer
  • Column Designer

Architectural Detail Experts | A Blog by Worthington Millwork

What is a Corbel/ Bracket?

Posted on 7/31/15 8:30 AM
A corbel/ bracket is a structural or decorative bracket placed between a vertical wall and a horizontal surface (ceiling, counter, tabletop, roof). Corbels are made from wood, plaster or marble, and synthetic materials. Generally when they are made from sythetic materials (polyurethane) they last much longer. Worthington brackets actually have a lifetime warranty. Brackets that are made from polyurethane are not load bearing and are for decorative purposes only. You can definitely get creative with them since they can be cut just like a typical wood bracket. You can use them for shelves or even curtain rods to add a little touch of unexpected pizazz to your home.
Read More

3 Secret Tips for Contractors to Save Money on Architectural Products

Posted on 12/16/14 1:00 PM

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.

Read More

Wood Substitutes For Your Porch With Heavy Architectural Details

Posted on 7/24/13 10:45 AM

Old houses endure, but not so much the porches that give the home character. If left unpainted, even first-growth millwork will eventually splinter and rot, especially if it's been fancifully scroll-cut. So if your porch is in good shape, count yourself fortunate (and keep a paintbrush handy). For those longing to re-create a period porch, you're in luck: Recent innovations in building materials make it possible to hit all the architectural high notes - often without requiring the kind of skilled construction that's been hard to come by since World War II.

Read More

10 Basic Principles When Restoring A Home's Architectural Details

Posted on 7/18/13 12:59 PM

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.

Read More

Polyurethane Brackets And Corbels - The Difference & How To Use Them

Posted on 5/16/13 2:49 PM

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!

Read More

Renovation Checklists & Guides - Printable Content

Posted on 4/17/13 12:56 PM
Selecting the right company for your home remodeling project can be one of the hardest phases in the building process. How do you know if you’ve got the right company for your project? Can you trust them to do what needs to be done and that they will educate you about the decisions you will be making? Is the company structured to help with the design and the building? If you do your homework to decide how you want your project to be handled, you can make the project a great experience and one you will be happy with for years to come.
Read More

Outstanding Wood Like Polyurethane Products

Posted on 4/8/13 9:26 AM

Introducing the Rustic America Collection

The Rustic America Collection from Worthington Millwork offers a distinctive architectural elegance which will provide your home with beautiful curb appeal unlike any other in your neighborhood. We offer the finest quality and workmanship in both our “Pecky Cypress” and “Natural Wood Grain”.

Read More

4 Critical Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Hire Them

Posted on 3/4/13 11:48 AM

1. Is your company bonded and insured?   

First let’s break down the two items in the questions.  
Read More

A Unique Collection of Polyurethane Architectural Millwork

Posted on 2/22/13 2:01 PM

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!

Read More

Custom Brackets & Molding Smyrna, GA

Posted on 1/24/13 2:59 PM


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. 

Read More

Preparing Your Jobsite Before/ After You Order

Posted on 1/21/13 2:04 PM
Read More

Types of Millwork and Trims

Posted on 1/18/13 1:12 PM

Capital

A decorative device generally placed at the top of a column

Chair rail

Surround room at chair back height to prevent scuffing and damage to walls.

Column

Read More

DIY Tool Free Shutter Corner Shelf – With Instructions

Posted on 1/10/13 12:56 PM

Making a corner shelf is much easier than you probably ever thought! You only need a few supplies and it can be completed in 4 simple steps!

Shutter Shelf
Read More

DIY Bracket Uses

Posted on 11/19/12 1:23 PM

Decorative brackets are very useful, handy and inexpensive little gems for any home owner to add a touch of detail! It seems like DIY projects are growing to be more and more popular these days. More people are becoming very creative. See the images below on the many useful things you can do with brackets.

Bracket Shelf
Read More
Column Builder Tool

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts