Fypon Pineapple Finials: Tropical Looks That Won’t Break Bank

Spring is in the air and summer is on the way! We look forward to the beautiful project pictures that our customers send to us. One of our recent customers emailed us their stunningly green backyard that was just renovated.

Our recent Architectural Depot customer, Ruki, lives in Lawrence, New York Lawrence, a beautiful port village that appears to be the location for his faux beach house getaway! Hoping to achieve the beach house look, Ruki purchased several Fypon pineapple finials. Strategically placing the finials on the railing in the backyard and the various places inside the home, the house on the village port started to look like a beach house! Simple in design, the pineapple finials proved to be a great touch to the home.

The pineapple is a traditional symbol of hospitality, and the pineapple finial becomes a suitable addition to the interior space. This pineapple finial features a richly detailed full round design and a pedestal base. This finial measures 11 inches high. It becomes a great addition to newels, furniture, and more. The full round pineapple finial is crafted in urethane. Urethane molds with the classic detail that makes it popular. At Architectural Depot, you do not have to sacrifice quality for cost. Urethane is both traditionally stylish and cost-effective. This lightweight material is also moisture resistance and primed when molded. Urethane accents hold paint well and they are perfect for faux finishing.

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Ekena Millwork Brighton Corbel

Heather from Castle Rock, Colorado let us know that she was in the process of updating her kitchen when she purchased the Ekena Millwork Brighton corbel. Once it was installed, Heather reported that she loves it and will shop with us for the next home improvement project.

The Ekena Millwork Brighton corbel is part of the Rustic Collection of corbels. Our Rustic wood millwork utilizes the technologies of today to build the ‘log and timber’ wood products that have been in architecture for centuries. Because 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.

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Fypon Crosshead & Pilaster Front Door Remodel

It is easy overlook this part of the home. Though it is used daily, people do not give it a second glance. What is it? It is the front door!

Thomas was in the market to spruce up his front door but did not know where to start. Luckily, he was referred to Architectural Depot from a trusted friend. After perusing the site with the thousands of options online, he came across the perfect crosshead and fluted pilaster, so he bought them. Once they were installed, he sent us the beautiful project pictures that are seen below.

Pilasters and crossheads go together quite well. With the addition of both to the front door, it adds visual appeal while being incredibly cost effective. Both items are constructed with lightweight, durable urethane which makes it perfect for both interior and exterior use. They are waterproof, impervious to insects and will not crack, warp or split with fluctuating temperatures. Essentially, this is a simple and elegant addition to any home.

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Ekena Millwork Beaded Center Onlay for Outside Garden

Brenda from Northridge, California had a very unique story of how she used the Ekena Millwork beaded center onlay.

This is what she had to say:

I thought you would like to know that I had a lot of fun with your appliques. The only place in my yard where I could do a vegetable garden was on a poorly done RV cement pad in between the spa pump and storage shed. I bought eight livestock tubs but they were big, black and ugly.  So, I decided to paint them and use your appliques to make them look somewhat like vintage terracotta pots.

Wow, what a project! It looks great and we are Architectural Depot LOVE how creative this project was as a whole.

Our appliques and onlays are the perfect accent pieces to cabinetry, furniture, fireplace mantels, ceilings, and more. Each pattern is carefully crafted after traditional and historical designs. Each polyurethane piece is easily installed, just like wood pieces, with simple glues and finish nails. Another benefit of polyurethane is it will not rot or crack, and is impervious to insect manifestations. It comes to you factory primed and ready for your paint, faux finish, gel stain, marbleizing and more.

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Ekena Millwork Granada Ceiling Medallion

Darla and Richard from New Castle, Pennsylvania were in need of a ceiling medallion to pair with their newly purchased French empire crystal chandelier. They purchased an Ekena Millwork Granada ceiling medallion. Once it was delivered, they used a pearl mist rust-oleum spray paint along with a gold acrylic paint to create a delicate coat of color. Paint dried, ceiling medallion installed and chandelier attached, the project looks stunning. Darla and Richard left us with these fine comments:

The medallions, along with the crystal chandeliers when lit really add to the luster and shine of our ceilings and walls. It is so beautiful that sometimes my husband and I sit for hours in our living and dining rooms just to be able to admire the auras of light on our ceiling and walls. Pictures do not even justify the beauty. Thank you!

Our ceiling medallion collections are modeled after original historical patterns and designs. Made out of lightweight yet durable solid urethane, the medallions are perfect for easy installation. With a couple of screws and adhesive glue, the medallion can be installed to its proper place in a jiffy.  They are fully primed and ready for your paint. Finally, these ceiling medallions are in stock and ready for immediate shipment!

Check out the full collection of ceiling medallions here!