Behind the Scenes: Large Custom Wood Brackets

Each and every product featured on ArchitecturalDepot.com has a unique back-story of how it was manufactured and came to be on our site. Sometimes, these products are for out-of-the-ordinary jobs and require very specific measurements that cannot be found in the local hardware store. At ArchitecturalDepot.com, we are the solution to your problems by allowing our customers to give us their custom dimensions for their specific needs.

The Rustic wood collection in particular requires the customer to let our sales representatives exactly what they would like in the product. Our Rustic wood millwork utilizes the technologies of today to build the ‘log and timber’ wood products. Additionally, each product in the Rustic collection is 100% unique and custom made for each customer. The wood species depends on the customer. The finish of the product depends on the customer. The sizes depend on the customer. These products are made for the customer, so we make sure that our team pays attention to all the small details.

 

Our products are not kiln dried, each item in our Rustic Collection is 100% unique and will contain the natural variations that the wood species offers. Your wood bracket, corbel, rafter tail, will contain unique colors, grains, textures, knots, sapwood & heartwood content and possible sap bleeding, and even natural checking, splitting & cracks. These natural variations are what make the Rustic Collection stand out from the rest.

If you have a project with special requirements, please feel free to peruse through the extraordinary selection of Ekena rustic corbels, braces, brackets, beams and more:

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/ekena-rustic.html

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Behind the Scenes: Ceiling Medallions with Finishes

Typically, most of our customers order unfinished ceiling medallions because they can paint the medallion themselves. Well, we at Architectural Depot understand the importance of getting projects done in a cost efficient and timely matter. While there are some who will still want to purchase unfinished ceilings, this Factory Friday post is for those who want a quality paint job on a quality ceiling medallion.

Pictured below is the Ekena Millwork Baltimore ceiling medallion that had the rubbed bronze finish applied to it.

The benefits of having our warehouse team paint the ceiling medallion definitely outweigh attempting to paint it yourself. The most obvious one is that you receive a finished medallion with an even coat, without smudges or air bubbles. In addition, our team will not ship anything less than high quality products. Overall, it will take less time to purchase a medallion that has already been painted rather than doing it yourself. Simply stated, it is more cost effective to purchase the medallion painted rather than taking the risk of painting it yourself incorrectly and having to purchase another one to repaint.

All of our ceiling medallions come factory primed and ready for your paint finish. You can faux finish, paint, faux stain, marbleize, or crackle your ceiling medallion with paints that can be found at most home improvement stores. For those of us who are not so patient or artistic, we offer our complete line of ceiling medallions in the finishes below. Each of our finishes are hand finished by paint artisans and then factory clear coated for a lifetime of beauty.

To grab your own ceiling medallion, check out the online collection here!

*Please note that since they are finished projects, these are now considered custom products and cannot be returned. To read more about our return policy, click here.

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Behind the Scenes: Ekena Millwork Logan Hidden Support Bracket

Architecturally speaking, it is often rare to have a one size fits all kind of product. The industry is simply not created that way. Here at ArchitecturalDepot.com we understand that and make every effort to better equip our customers with custom sizes and finishes.

Brackets come in all shapes and sizes. Really, there are different shaped brackets available out there! One of the best examples of this reality is the Ekena Millwork hidden support steel brackets.

Pictured below are several Ekena Millwork Logan hidden support steel brackets. Why are they hanging like that you might ask? Well, they recently had a white finish applied to them. Each one of those hidden brackets were individually finished and inspected for quality control.

The hidden brackets are such versatile products; they can be used as a knee/ pony wall support or an island countertop support. It is perfectly concealed by the countertop and appears to be floating. Essentially, it will protect your countertop (or whatever use you purchased it for) from cracking when leaned upon. Plus, being made out of steel, there is a durability factor that you can trust.

If you are interested in other countertop support brackets, check out the selection by clicking on the link below!

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/countertop-support-brackets.html

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Behind the Scenes: Shipping

Understandably, shipping is not a very fascinating subject, but how do you think the products you order get to you? Are you not just a little bit curious as to what goes on at the warehouse? Or, how the item you purchased is handled before it arrives?

Maybe your curiosity has peaked. That is perfect!

Imagine that you order 27 medium to large  and a couple extra large ceiling medallions. Maybe they are all gifts or maybe they are just for your home; it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you, the customer purchased the items and they are supposed to be packed, shipped and be delivered in a timely, cost-efficient manner. Isn’t that right?

Good news for you the highly valued customer: our warehouse team values each shipment as much as you do yours. They are dedicated to finding solutions to make shipping secure while being cost efficient for the customer. For example, those hypothetical 27 ceiling medallions you recently purchased are on a pallet as opposed to being shipped individually. The best benefit of shipping it that way is that the medallions would be delivered all at once. The next obvious benefit was that it would be cost effective to ship one pallet as opposed to 27 different boxes.

Next time you order a product, you can be confident that our team will ship your products with care and efficiency. It does not matter if you order one small rosette or 27 ceiling medallions, the product is important to us because it is so important to you!

Feel free to check out all of our products online at ArchitecturalDepot.com.

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Behind the Scenes: The Warehouse

Have you ever wondered what the inside one of our many warehouses look like? Well take a look below!

We have several different warehouses all over the country that are stocked with products available for purchase. Rows upon rows of shelves line the warehouses with products that will eventually be shipped to another valued customer.

There are warehouses in Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, Oregon, Texas and California, just to name a few. Each warehouse is staffed with dedicated, knowledgeable team members that strive for excellence. From quality control inspections to cleaning up workstations at the end of the day, the warehouse teams get the job done with pride.

Do you want to see how efficient our warehouses truly operate? Well, you can! Place an order online and see the timely manner that it is shipped to you!

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