6 Outdoor Barnwood Projects

There’s something about the weathered look of old barnwood that brings to mind images of pioneers, hard work, old farms and early America. Once in a while, the wear and tear of time will force an old barn to be renovated or even torn down, but that doesn’t have to mark the end of its life. An old barn, specifically its beautifully weathered wood, which can only be created by the passing of the year, can live on forever in a variety of homemade creations ranging from tables to houses and everything in between. If you have some old barnwood [...]

October 5th, 2017|

9 Amazing Wood Slab Dining Tables

9 Amazing Wood Slab Dining Tables from Capital City Millwork Wood slab dining tables are a beautiful way to add character to your home. Here are 9 amazing wood dining slab tables all with featuring different wood species and types. 1. Walnut wood Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood that ranges from chocolate brown, when it's from the center of the tree or yellow, from the outer portion of the tree. A top pick for headboards, ornate antique- style dining tables, and mantels, walnut is typically clear-coated or oiled to bring out its color. 2. Ash Wood Ash is [...]

June 21st, 2017|

Custom Bases for Live Edge Slabs

At Capital City Millwork, we are always looking for new product opportunities that we can provide for our customers so that you can make your home truly stand apart. We are pleased to announce that we are now working with Jaron over at Wind and Fire Chimes to bring creative custom bases for your live edge slabs! These custom bases will give your live edge furniture a completely distinct look. A live edge slab by itself is just a large piece of wood until you give it a base. Bases are an essential element of live edge slabs and a [...]

April 5th, 2017|

Using Wood Slabs for Tables

Wood slab tables are becoming more and more popular these days. They have always been around, but they are making a comeback as a unique and stylish accent to your living space that blends well with many style choices.   What are wood slab tables? Wood slab tables, otherwise known as live edge tables, are handmade tables that have been crafted in such a way that at least one of the outer edges of the tree is preserved. “Live Edge” is referring to the living part of the tree or rough exterior. Each table is custom made and carries a [...]

December 14th, 2016|

16 Completely Unique Uses of Wood Slabs

Wood slabs are most commonly used as counters or tables to give the furniture some character. Live edge slabs are especially popular because they can really make a room feel alive. There are plenty of ways to liven up a room without adding a table or counter, though. These completely unique uses of wood slabs prove that there are tons of ways to add the rustic charm of wood slabs to any room. Whether an exotic wood slab or domestic, these creative ideas are beautiful touches to a room or home. 1. Wine Rack A wood slab is a neat [...]

September 7th, 2016|

Easy Barnwood: The New Alternative to Reclaimed Barnwood

Everyone loves the rustic charm of reclaimed barnwood. It can be a beautiful addition to any home and its versatility allows you to add it to almost any room in a number of creative ways. Almost everyone is looking for ways to add it to their home’s décor. Unfortunately, reclaimed barnwood can be expensive and difficult to install for many people. Not only that, but unless you buy it from a reputable dealer such as Capital City Millwork, reclaimed wood can contain contaminants such as lead, arsenic and mold. Luckily, we have a solution for those problems. Easy Barnwood is [...]

July 25th, 2016|

7 Places to Add Sliding Barn Doors

7 Places to Add Sliding Barn Doors Sliding barn doors provide a rustic charm that many homeowners desire. These popular items add a ton of character and they are practical as well. If you’re in need of sliding barn door inspiration, these 7 unique uses for barn doors should do the trick.   Pantries – One of the most common uses of sliding barn doors is for pantries. Sliding barn doors provide easy access to the pantry and also add a rustic feel to the kitchen. The beauty of adding sliding barn doors to your pantry is that you can just [...]

March 30th, 2016|

2016 Interior Design Trends: Sliding Barn Doors

Like fashion and art, there are new trends in interior design every year. Styles that were once popular are revived with a modern twist and it gives life to a brand new style. One of the hottest interior design styles is a product that has seen the aforementioned revival: sliding barn doors. The original purpose of sliding doors on barns was to allow farmers to open the doors to the barn without letting in a rush of cold air. This design was an improvement over doors that swung open and thus became the standard design of barn doors. As the [...]

March 4th, 2016|

Stair Anatomy Part 2

Stair Anatomy Part 1 discussed the two basic styles of stairway structure: post-to-post and over-the-post. The post-to-post style pairs well with traditional, rustic or European influenced homes, where the handrail sits on top of the newel, and a decorative top piece sits on the surface of the handrail. Over-the-post is the opposite of post-to-post where there is no decorative top piece, and the handrails sit directly on top of the newels and balusters throughout the whole staircase. Many over-the-post styles have a modern, contemporary feel, but can be transformed into traditional styles by adding detailed balusters. Stair Anatomy Part 2 [...]

November 12th, 2015|