Architectural millwork

About Architectural Millwork

Architectural woodwork that is produced by a millworker using a milling machine. This type of woodwork includes moldings, doors, window frames, and other decorative features.

The purpose of millwork is to add beauty and elegance to a building. Millwork can make a building look more sophisticated and stylish. It can also make a building more comfortable and inviting.

If you’re looking to add some beauty and elegance to your home or office, then you should consider using millwork. Millwork can be used to create a variety of different designs, and it can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Shaping and Carving Wood | Woodworking Process

In the custom woodworking world, shaping and carving wood are two essential skills.  Shaping removes excess material, while carving adds details.

There are a few basic tools that are essential for shaping and carving wood. These include a block plane, chisels, coping saw, and a sanding block.

The block plane is used to quickly remove material from a piece of wood. Chisels are used to add details and carve out shapes. The coping saw is used to cut curves and intricate shapes. And the sanding block is used to smooth out the edges of wood.

Our first step in shaping and carving wood is to decide what to create. Once a design is in mind, it is sketched out on paper.  This is the beginning step to plan out the creation of a beautiful custom woodworking piece.

The next step is to select the right piece of wood for the project.  We take particular care in wood selection.  For example, if you want to make a bowl, you will need a piece of wood that is capable of being turned on a lathe.

Once the right piece of wood is selected, it is time to start shaping and carving it.  This usually starts by hand using the block plane to remove any excess material. 

Contours are added and shapes carved out with chisels by hand. 

Once the basic shapes are carved out, a coping saw is used to cut curves and intricate shapes.

Sanding blocks and other hand tools are used to finish our works.  Shaping and carving wood at Blackburn Furniture is done with great care and craftsmanship.  It allows us to create custom pieces of furniture and art that are truly unique.

Conclusion

In conclusion, architectural millwork is a great way to add extra detail and personality to your home or business. It can be used to create intricate designs, add texture, and enhance your overall décor. If you’re thinking of adding some architectural millwork to your home, contact Blackburn Furniture to get the best results.

Reproductions of the finest American furniture, and architectural millwork. We also design custom pieces to fit our client’s needs.

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Reproductions of the finest American furniture, and architectural millwork. We also design custom pieces to fit our client’s needs.

Latest Projects

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