Behind the Scenes: Ekena Millwork Palmetto Smooth Crown Moulding

Crown moulding is an ornamental moulding that is placed in the 90° angle made by the surface of the wall and the ceiling. They range in styles from simple, classic beauty to ornate and intricate designs.

The crown moulding seen below is composed of urethane material. Urethane is a high density, lightweight foam that is used in the millwork industry heavily. While in a liquid state, the urethane is poured or injected into molds and hardens into the products! Once dried and hardened, our team coats the item in primer so when it is delivered to you, the valued customer, it is ready for paint, faux finish or a gel stain.

Not only is the material long lasting, but the installation process is a breeze! Customers can easily install the product in three easy steps: glue it, fasten it and paint it! We suggest to apply constructive adhesive to the back of the item and pushing it into place, then fasten it with screws and/or finishing nails and finally, paint it the desired color or keep it factory primed white! These products are incredibly easy to maintain. With a simple wipe down with a moist cloth, any dust will come clean off.

With our competitive prices and long lasting product material, these crown moulding items are a steal of a deal. They instantly add value to any room where they are installed, which essentially is one of the easiest investments for your home. Ranging in sizes and styles, certainly there is a crown moulding that will suit your home improvement needs!

Check out the full collection via the link below.


Pictured is the Ekena Millwork Palmetto Smooth Crown Moulding (MLD03X03X04PA).

Behind the Scenes: Custom Column Shipping

Columns range in sizes and shapes. Typically, they are large and require to be shipped via a common carrier truck.

Our warehouse and shipping teams often build custom boxes for our larger, non-traditional column orders. Each box was carefully designed by our head warehouse member and tested for the best durability and strength. As previously stated in past posts, our warehouse team is dedicated to shipping out the best products in the safest manner.

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Behind the Scenes: The Warehouse Pt. Two

Have you ever wondered what the inside one of our many warehouses look like? Well check it out!

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.

Pictured below is an aisle that is dedicated solely to moulding products. There are shelves that just stock the baseboard options to the very front of the picture. Because of the various lengths offered for moulding products, our warehouse team cuts the products themselves and boxes them to be shipped off.

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!


Behind the Scenes: Ekena Millwork Bradford Ceiling Medallion with Custom Finish

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 Bradford ceiling medallion that had the bronze blue patina (metallic series) 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.

Behind the Scenes: Large Custom Wood Brackets

Each and every product featured on 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, 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: