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What is Architectural Woodwork?

Put simply, architectural woodwork – sometimes known as architectural millwork – refers to any custom-made wood that is left exposed in the interior of a building, either residential or commercial, when the build is finished. Of course, the reality is a lot more complex than that. Architectural woodworking is a creative process involving the design and build, often by hand, of beautiful struct (more...)

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Wood Finishing Systems – A Woodworker’s Options

As a woodworker, you probably already know that architectural woodworking finishes are more than just the general perception of a quick final polish. But do you know what all your options are for types of finish, and how do you explain the perception of woodworking finishes versus the reality? (more…)

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Face to Face With Doors

By Wayne Hintz, QCP Representative These days it is by no means common practice for a commercial project's "millwork subcontractor" to provide and/or install interior doors.  The manufacturing of flush doors (and their stile-and-rail counterparts) has understandably become a separate, highly specialized discipline, practiced with increasing efficiency by large companies operating under an eve (more...)

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First Four New AWI Standards Released, Accessible Online

The Architectural Woodwork Institute's Standards Development Team has released the first four of the upcoming suite of standards, which became available in digital format online on Feb. 1, 2019, and take effect on March 15, 2019. (more…)

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