Behind the Scenes: Shipping Balusters

Last month, we checked out the Ekena Millwork Arcadian balusters being individually assembled. This week we take a closer look at how our shipping team sends them out.

At first glance, one can tell that balusters are pretty large items and customers never buy just one. Typically, customers purchase several balusters along with other components to create a beautiful balustrade railing. With all of these fairly large items, it makes sense that our expert shipping team uses large, custom build crates to ship the products to the customer. The crates can transport up to 30 balusters for customers with bigger projects. The crate is made out of wood bound with steel strapping and, just for good measure, wrapped with several layers of polyolefin film.

Molded after original historical patterns and designs, the Ekena Millwork balusters are true to make a bold statement of elegance. 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. The shipping team sends the balusters factory primed and ready to paint or apply a faux finish to each customer.

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

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/balustrade-and-railing.html

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Square Tapered Columns for Backyard Project

Square Tapered Columns for Backyard  Project

Looking through past project pictures, we stumbled upon this particular project. The customer used the Endura-Stone square columns in their backyard. As depicted by the project picture, these columns add timeless elegance to the already lovely backyard scene.

Beautiful and easy to assemble, these columns made this specific home improvement project a breeze! This column is crafted in fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP), a durable material for modern times, and one that has the elegance of stone. Our FRP columns are comparatively lightweight, easy to install and impact resistant. The columns are resistant to environmental damage that naturally occurs with exterior wood columns because of the fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) material.

We encourage you to check out our full selection of columns via the link below!

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/columns.html

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Endura-Stone Columns Used to Create a Raised Bed

Last month, we received some beautiful project pictures that featured several Endura-Stone columns. BrightView Landscape Services, the customer, utilized the columns to create a custom raised bed for a college campus. We love how it fits with the surrounding quad area and adds functionality to the vicinity.

Both beautiful and functional, the Endura-Stone columns are every homeowners dream column. When properly installed, each column is fully load bearing. Traditionally stunning with modern durability,  these columns are perfect for both interior and exterior applications as they are impervious to insects rotting and moisture damage.  Finally, the customer has the option of applying a coat of paint or a faux finish to the column to perfectly fit the project’s needs.

If you are interested in purchasing a column and would like to see the full selection, please click the link below!

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/columns.html

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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!

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/rustic-wood-braces.html

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Turncraft Endura-Stone Columns used for Pavillion

Columns make such a statement when added to the home. Historically, columns exemplify both power and stability amongst the community. When a customer orders columns, they are in it to make a bold statement.

Recently, Forever Redwood, a company dedicated to growing and protecting Redwood Forests, purchased several Turncraft Endura-Stone columns for one of their customers. Pairing the columns with beautiful redwood frames, they created a stunning pavilion for a customer’s backyard. Elegant and simple, the pavilion makes a perfect resting place for the people who exit the nearby pool and need a break.

Stately, elegant and bold, Endura-Series Composite Architectural Columns are historically inspired, entirely beautiful, and fully load bearing. Whether the project is for the interior of your home or the outside, like this particular project, the Endura-Stone columns are a perfect choice! They are impervious to insects, rotting and moisture! Our Endura-Series Composite Architectural Columns bring you traditional appeal and modern durability – an excellent alternative to traditional stone columns.

Feel free to check out the full selection of columns via the link below!

https://www.architecturaldepot.com/columns.html

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