Turncraft Endura-Stone Columns for Living Room

Unique to each project, columns are a perfect way to enhance the look and value of one’s home. Columns have many uses, depending on the project’s needs. Ranging in height and material, there is a column that will perfectly suit your next home improvement venture.

Recently, one of our customers from Lago Vista, Texas named Rita shared her excellent project pictures with us. Impressive in size, Rita’s home uses the open space beautifully with our sturdy Turncraft Endura-Stone columns. This project is unique because it shows that large columns are for the interior of the home too! The set up of the columns create a regal look to the living room.

The Turncraft Endura-Stone columns are historically inspired and load bearing. Constructed from fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) material, the columns are perfect for interior or exterior applications. Additionally, the FRP material is impervious to insects, rotting and moisture. Another great quality of this column is that it is ready to paint when it arrives to the customer. Customers can either leave the column in its original white finish or paint it the color of their choosing.

Feel free to check out the collection of architectural columns via the link below!




Ekena Millwork Douglas Fir Merced Brace on Gazebo Project

Recently, we received quite the exceptional project picture from one of our customers, Willis Construction.  Dedicated to quality service, Willis Construction helps customer’s build their dream home, one-step at a time.

Their recent project was to build a beautiful wood gazebo. They chose to use several Ekena Millwork Douglas fir Merced braces for their project. “We installed these corbel braces on this gazebo using 3″ coated deck screws, then stained them with the entire structure,” stated our customer. We think it looks great!

First, the Ekena Millwork Merced brace is part of the Rustic Collection. The Rustic Collection is special because it guarantees that each wood product is individually carved and never kiln dried. Additionally, it is 100% unique and contains unique colors, grains, textures and natural knots with each wood product. These natural variations are what makes the Rustic Collection stand out from the rest. Lastly, these braces, and other products in the Rustic Collection, are made in the USA. By purchasing these products, you, the valued customer, are supporting our American workers. Thank you for that!

Finally, if you are interested in ordering your own Rustic wood brace, please feel free to check out the link below!


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Ekena Millwork Lawson Corbel fo New Mantle Shelf

Suzanne from Georgia sent in some beautiful pictures of her recently completed living room project. She used four of the Ekena Millwork rubberwood small Lawson wood corbel to support her new mantle shelf. “These matched the style/look we were going for perfectly,” she stated in her email to us. We always love hearing feedback from our customers!

The Ekena Millwork small Lawson wood corbel comes in a variety of sizes and wood species. Each wood corbel is carved from the highest quality of wood that passes the quality control. Customers typically use the wood corbels to support mantels, cabinets and counters. When installed correctly, the corbels can support weight with ease. This product is delivered fully sanded and ready to paint or stain.

Check out the full collections of wood corbels via the link below!



Behind the Scenes: Ekena Millwork Arcadian Baluster

Factor Fridays continue with these impressive Ekena Millwork Arcadian balusters. As seen in the picture, the balusters are individually assembled for customers who requested that option. The baluster team drills holes in the blocks and uses strong adhesive glue to put together the product. The clamp fixtures uses a good amount of pressure to ensure that the pieces are aligned and set perfectly while drying. Additionally, they use this set up to inspect each baluster for any blemishes or imperfections. Our warehouse team members are dedicated to shipping the best quality products to our customers.

Molded after original historical patterns and designs, the Ekena Millwork balusters are true to make a bold statement of elegance. Though they are perfect for both interior and exterior, our customers mainly use these products for exterior applications. Balusters are made from lightweight, yet very durable, urethane material that allows it to be resistant to the natural effects of weathering, rotting and insect exposure. Finally, they come delivered to each customer factory primed and ready to paint or apply a faux finish.

If you are interested in ordering your own balusters, check out the full collection via the link below!



Ekena Millwork Endurathane Faux Wood Beams

One of the newest, products to the Ekena Millwork line of products are the faux wood beams. They have been selling really well and one of our customers, Sandy from Arizona, gave us the following feedback:

“We are basically doing a kitchen remodel and the compliments we have received just on this portion (recessed beams/ lighting) have been so generous! [I’m] an extremely satisfied customer [who is] hoping to order more beams for our family room project!”

Thanks Sandy for the positive feedback! We are so glad that you used them in such a beautiful project!

The Ekena Millwork endurathane faux wood beams are a gorgeous addition to any home. They provide the look and feel of real wood, but without the maintenance! Compared to real wood beams, they are much lighter allowing for easy installation. Not only are they aesthetically appealing, they are affordable as well! Finally, there are several different faux wood species to choose from to create a unique look.

With little maintenance, affordability and aesthetic beauty, why not purchase your very own Ekena Millwork faux wood beam?

Check out the link below with the full line of beams and rafter tails!



Ekena Millwork Ashford Wall Panel in Bathroom Remodel

Certain remodeling projects seem to be more difficult than others. Take a bathroom remodel for example, it is considered a daunting tasks for most. Fortunately, it does not need to be perceived that way any longer! That is what our recent customer, Jennifer from Missouri, told us about her recent bathroom remodel featuring our wainscot panel systems.

Jennifer had a “half bath [room] that was just boring.” She decided to do something about it and searched for the perfect wainscot paneling. On ArchitecturalDepot.com, there are several wainscot panel options. In Jennifer’s case, she decided to mix and match different sizes to create a unique look. She picked the Ekena Millwork Ashford molded classic wainscot wall panel in a couple different sizes and made a trim with the Ekena Millwork Elsinore window and door casing.

Our beautiful panel moulding adds a decorative and historic feel to walls, ceilings, and furniture pieces. They are made from a high density urethane which gives each piece the unique details that mimic that of traditional plaster and wood designs, but at a fraction of the weight. This means a simple and easy installation for you. These are also commonly used for an inexpensive wainscot look.

Here are the exact pieces used in Jennifer’s bathroom remodel:

4 7/8″H x 1 5/8″P x 96″L Elsinore Window & Door Casing

12″W x 20″H x 1/2″P Ashford Molded Classic Wainscot Wall Panel

24″W x 28″H x 1/2″P Ashford Molded Classic Wainscot Wall Panel

16″W x 20″H x 1/2″P Ashford Molded Classic Wainscot Wall Panel

Feel free to check out the full collection of wainscot paneling via the link below!





Ekena Millwork Clarksville Brackets for Kitchen Remodel

Of all the rooms in one’s home, which one has the best lighting? In case you didn’t know, the answer is the kitchen. With the best lighting, it makes sense that homeowners pay attention to every detail of their kitchen. We at Architectural Depot encourage that and give it our all to help homeowners achieve the look they want with our products.

Tim and Kelly from Texas were remodeling their kitchen this past summer. Every detail of this kitchen remodel was important to the couple; from the wood species to the light fixtures, it was important. They chose to go online and purchase several Ekena Millwork rubberwood Clarksville brackets for their kitchen island. After the bracket was delivered, the two stained it to match the other wood products in their kitchen. Installing it with adhesive glue and some wood nails, the brackets were successfully installed. The brackets created individual sections at the kitchen island for people to be seated and they look great!

The Clarksville bracket comes in several different wood species. Not only is this bracket beautiful, it also is load bearing, so homeowners do not have to worry about whether or not the bracket can hold its weight. With proper installation, this bracket can support up to 250 lbs. It comes delivered to the customer fully sanded and ready to be painted or stained.

Feel free to peruse through our entire collection of brackets via the link below!



Ekena Millwork Primed Traditional Ceiling Medallion

George from Cathedral City, California sent in his unique ceiling medallion project picture. In his project, he paired the Ekena Millwork traditional ceiling medallion with an exceptional light fixture. Delivered primed, the customer painted the ceiling medallion a flat black color. The combination of the flat black ceiling medallion and the copper light fixture make it such an eye-catching piece of the room.

The traditional ceiling medallion is molded from durable urethane material. The benefit of urethane is that it is both lightweight yet a sturdy material. Typically, this ceiling medallion is used on the interior of homes; however, it can be used on the exterior. Customers can install the ceiling medallion with adhesive glue and finishing nails. Finally, the ceiling medallion will be delivered to the customer fully primed and ready to paint.

Feel free to check out the full collection of ceiling medallions via the link below.



Behind the Scenes: Two-Piece Ceiling Medallions

Our warehouse team is incredible. They assemble, cut, drill products all day long while doing quality control over packaging. This week we are going to check out the custom operations behind the custom two-piece ceiling medallions.

From a consumer standpoint, assembling the perfect ceiling medallion with the perfect light fixture can be a difficult task. Even if there is a pre-cut hole in the middle of the ceiling medallion, there is the likelihood that the light fixture cannot fit through without scratching the sides. Or it is too frustrating with all of the wires that are poking out in all sorts of different directions. Admittedly, it can be a tricky task to assemble the dream ceiling medallion and light fixture combo.

The solution: two piece ceiling medallions!

Two-ceiling medallions make home improvement projects a breeze. Our warehouse team receives the customer’s ceiling medallion order and notes that it is to be cut in half. Selecting the correct ceiling medallion off the shelf, one of our team members uses a scroll saw to split the medallion. It is important to note that the cut must be straight and pass quality control to be approved to ship to our beloved customers.

Check out the pictures below of the split ceiling medallion.




Beautiful Black Alpha Vinyl Shutters on Home

The subtle addition of shutters can make a great home into a beautiful home. Our customer Scott from Massachusetts recently sent us a project picture of his home with his new Alpha shutters.  Meticulously, he chose to use the shutters on three of his windows instead of all of them. By doing so, he brings attention to certain points of the front of his home. His attention to the fine details made this project stand out from the rest.

Alpha shutters are a perfect way to add value to one’s home in the most cost effective of ways. They are quick and easy to install. Because they are made with fade resistant vinyl, they are maintenance free and durable against the natural effects of weathering. Several different color options that range from white to paintable are available. Additionally, customers can send custom color request when ordering the shutters, so they are not limited to the selection of colors available. Finally, there are a variety of standard sizes that the shutters are available in, but there are also custom options too!

To summarize, Alpha vinyl shutters are a great way update one’s home with value. There are standard colors and sizes, but custom quotes can be made to create shutters for the specific project.

If you need a broader option of shutters, check out the full collection via the link below!