Trim and Moulding: Make a Royal Statement

maple ceiling and trimA room without crown moulding is like a queen without her crown!

Upon entering a newly constructed or renovated room, your eyes scan the floor, then the walls looking at the doorways and windows and then, finally, the ceiling.  You know something is missing; the room doesn’t look quite right – it looks… unfinished.

That’s where South Shore Millwork’s custom trim and moulding come in.  Whether residential, commercial or historical, baseboard, casing, chair rail, or crown moulding, these design elements add finery to any room worthy of royalty.white painted crown moulding

Trim must be of the highest quality and must be carefully chosen to further the aesthetic of the space.  It can make a powerful design statement by highlighting distinctive features and creating focal points in rooms.  Moulding design elements not only enhance a home’s interior but it can add visual interest to a home’s exterior too.  Whether your home’s style leans classic or modern, you can customize it with gorgeous architectural details.

exterior white painted crownSouth Shore Millwork works with architects, general contractors, custom home builders and interior designers from all over New England to create commercial and residential spaces of distinction.  We stock hundreds of knives to create virtually any moulding profile.  And, if we don’t have the profile in stock, we will have a custom knife made to fabricate any special requests.  So please take a peek at our extensive moulding catalog or contact us to learn more about our eye-catching finishing touches.

Custom Architectural Millwork: When Only the Best Will Do…

Mudroom custom cabinetry, custom bench seating, custom storage, custom woodwork, custom architectural millwork, Boston, MA, New EnglandWhen looking for a high-end architectural millwork company for a new home, remodeling project, or commercial space, it’s important to look at the credentials and experience of the potential supplier.  South Shore Millwork not only has the credentials and a wealth of experience, but over the years we have earned an excellent reputation too.

AWI Quality CertificationSouth Shore Millwork is an Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Certified Quality Woodworker, which shows commitment to achieving the highest levels of craftsmanship, customer service, and overall excellence.  The AWI Quality Certification Program sets the industry standard when it comes to high-end architectural woodwork.  “Credentials are earned through comprehensive testing and inspection.  Woodworkers need to demonstrate the ability to fabricate, finish, and install work in accordance with quality grade criteria set forth in the Architectural Woodwork Standards” as stated on the AWI QCP website.

In addition to South Shore Millwork’s accreditation from AWI, we have over 20 years of experience creating commercial and residential custom architectural millwork.  Since 1991, South Shore Millwork has helped make projects successful throughout the Boston area, New England, and beyond by providing the finest custom cabinetry, doors, windows, paneling, and trim.  Architects, builders, designers, homeowners, and other industry professionals choose South Shore Millwork when only the best will do.
family room with custom built-ins, ceiling beams, bookcases, fireplace surround, cabinetry, mouldings, woodworking, millwork, Boston, MA, New England

Recent comments from our valued customers:

“…very impressed with the quality of all of your millwork as well as the installation.” ~General Contractor, Commercial Project, Boston, August 2012

“We appreciate South Shore Millwork’s high quality, teamwork, and can-do attitude.” ~General Contractor, Ecclesiastical Project, Metrowest, October 2012

“…very impressed with the high quality of your work.  I like the fact that you were very confident and cared about what you do.  Your shop drawings were the best I’ve seen.  Everyone I dealt with was very down to earth.”  ~Architect, Residential Project, Metrowest, October 2012

“I wanted you to know the door package got high praise on the site from the clients, the architects, and our crew.  Thanks for doing your part.” ~General Contractor, Residential Project, Boston, October 2012

“From start to finish South Shore Millwork has been a true pleasure and partner for our recent job.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with such great craftsmen again.” ~Architect, Commercial Project, November 2012

“…all of the windows have been delivered and installed and the meeting room is ready for use…and thanks to South Shore Millwork for a quick turn around on production!!  They look and operate great!!!  What a difference!” General Contractor, Residential Project, Boston, January 2013

“…appreciated your high quality workmanship and attention to detail.” ~Architect, Residential Project, Boston, April 2013

Architectural Woodwork Design Element: Corbels

Corbels are a functional, interesting, and versatile architectural design element.  So what exactly is a corbel?  “A corbel is an architectural bracket or block projecting from the wall and supporting (or appearing to support) a ceiling, beam, or shelf.  A corbel can be made of wood, plaster, marble, or other materials” as defined by Jackie Craven who writes about architecture on About.com. 

A little history lesson from Shoshana Gosselin on Houzz “The earliest use of corbels was to support structures.  They were simple, unadorned and made of stone or concrete.  Over the years, they began to get fancy, full of intricate carvings and meant to add beauty.  Today, many corbels are made from wood or resin and are decorative rather than load-bearing.  They come in a variety of sizes and types and can be added to cabinets, furniture, and walls in any style of room.”

Check out these masterfully crafted corbels that South Shore Millwork created (pictured lower left.)  Made from stain grade mahogany, they dress up this fireplace mantel beautifully.  The picture in the lower middle shows the amount of detail we provided in the shop drawings in order to fabricate them to exact specifications.  The lower right photo shows how the corbel was also cleverly used as space divider.corbel, architectural millwork, custom woodwork, fireplace surround, paneling, moulding, Boston, Massachusetts, New England               corbel, architectural millwork, custom woodwork, Boston, Massachusetts, New England               corbel, bookcase, architectural millwork, custom woodwork, Boston, Massachusetts, New England

In another application, corbels were used as countertops supports for the kitchen we custom fabricated.  Gosselin advises “If you do use them for physical support, make sure your corbel depth is three-quarters of your countertop overhang.”

custom kitchen island, corbels, beam ceiling, custom kitchen cabinets, Boston, Massachusetts, New England

If you’d like assistance incorporating corbels in your next remodeling project or new home, South Shore Millwork can help. Our Boston, Massachusetts area based luxury millwork company can create corbels and other custom woodwork elements to fit any design style. Services include design, engineering, project management, fabrication, finish, delivery, and installation in the Boston area, throughout New England and beyond.