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What's The Difference Between Molded Fluted Columns And Adjustable Fluted Columns?

Posted on 5/12/17 9:00 AM

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.

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Simple Fiberglass Column Flashlight Test

Posted on 4/6/15 9:06 AM

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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.

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Custom Moulding for Lyric Theatre in Birmingham Alabama

Posted on 10/10/13 8:52 AM

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.’”

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Which Architectural Column Material is the Most Affordable?

Posted on 8/7/13 2:14 PM

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.

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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.

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How To Install Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 6/5/13 1:59 PM

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!

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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!

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The Made in America House

Posted on 5/8/13 1:30 PM

A Montana builder set out to improve the country's employment rate by sourcing American-made building materials throughout an entire home.

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The Five Scariest Trends Facing Custom Home builders

Posted on 5/6/13 3:26 PM
In today’s soft market can you really afford to continue to ignore the trends that are threatening your very livelihood? The answer is NO! With the housing market down, materials at an all time high and interest rates increasing, let’s face it. It is getting harder to stay in business each year.
It must be frustrating for you at times and if you are like most other custom home builders we know… you’re 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.  
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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.
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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!

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Non-Tapered Fiberglass Column Installation near Atlanta, GA

Posted on 2/6/13 4:48 PM

Our WorthingtonCast™ fiberglass columns were originally selected for the New Community Bank and Trust project to be used on the drive-thru in Clarkesville, GA.

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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. 

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