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Millwork Educational Series: Plywood

December 29th, 2014|

Plywood is a highly versatile product. It can be used to build cabinets, fencing, furniture, flooring, and much more. If you visit our showroom and need plywood for a home improvement project, there are a few questions we’re going to ask you. Knowing how to answer these questions makes the process a lot simpler and will make sure you get the right plywood for your project. Here are some things you should know about plywood: Softwood, Hardwood, or Tropical? Softwood plywood is usually made of cedar, fir, spruce, or pine. Softwood plywood is usually used for construction and industrial purposes [...]

Millwork Educational Series

November 24th, 2014|

Many people don’t realize the number of choices there are to make when choosing a door, moulding, stair parts, hardware, or other hardwood products for your home. There are a lot of little details that add up to large stylistic and functional differences. To help make your millwork and home product choices easier, we’re going to provide an educational blog series. Each month we will detail one millwork or home product and explain the terms we use and stylistic differences you can choose from. Our goal with this series is to provide you with information that will make your millwork [...]

Make Your Home Unique With Exotic Woods

November 20th, 2014|

When looking at different styles and colors for furniture or hardwood flooring, many people only really consider the most common wood species like Poplar, Red Oak, Cherry or Maple. We use these woods and would be happy to use them for your next project. We also offer a wide variety of exotic woods that you can choose from. Using exotic woods is a great way to give a piece of furniture or room some character and make it unique and special. Here’s a rundown of some interesting exotic wood species we have to choose from. […]

What to Know About Exotic Wood Slabs

October 16th, 2014|

Exotic wood slabs are another item at Capital City Millwork that has a wide variety of uses and creative options. These are slabs of wood that maintain a natural and asymmetric look. They give your room a rustic and organic feel and can be the focal point of a room without taking up a lot of space. The variety of uses and woods available make exotic wood slabs an excellent addition to your home. […]

Hiding Spots for Secret Doors

October 13th, 2014|

Secret doors are a cool and exciting way to create storage space or add a little excitement to your home. Any kind of secret door is a creative addition to a home, but there are so many ways to get inventive with your secret doors. The secret door behind the bookshelf will always be a classic, but what about other ways to hide a room or storage? Check out some of these secret door ideas you may not have considered. 1. Paneled wall – Just a regular wall can be turned into a secret hideaway. All you need is some [...]

Freshen Your Room or Hallway with Architectural Panels

September 29th, 2014|

One way to spice up a room and give it some added flavor is to add an architectural panel. Architectural panels are wall coverings constructed from rigid components. They were traditionally made of interlocking wood, but these days they can be made of MDF or other materials. Panels can be functional or decorative. Wall panels can insulate a room from cold stone or add charm to a room by giving more character to an otherwise blank wall. Wall panels come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and styles. Choosing the right look can seem like a daunting task, but it [...]

Do-It-Yourself with Reclaimed Wood

September 19th, 2014|

Reclaimed wood is the perfect option for the DIYer who wants to create something they can use, but also wants to add style and character to their home. Reclaimed lumber is wood that has been rescued from an old structure (barns, factories, warehouses, etc.) and is refurbished and repurposed to make it usable again. One huge benefit of reclaimed lumber is that it is eco-friendly and does not require wood to be taken from new trees. The benefits go far beyond just eco-friendliness, though, for someone with the creativity to utilize this wood. […]

Now Introducing: The “Friendly Wall”

August 26th, 2014|

A growing trend in home décor is incorporating eco-friendly concepts into new homes and home remodels. Working with wood and reclaimed lumber on a daily basis, the Capital City Millwork team is dedicated to this concept and love to “go green!” That’s why we are excited to incorporate our new product, Friendly Wall, into our wide selection of custom millwork and lumber options for the home. […]

New at Capital City Millwork: Secret Doors

August 19th, 2014|

We have all seen them in old movies - bookcases that lead to secret rooms. Well, our team at Capital City Millwork is excited to say that we can make those childhood dreams come true. We are now offering “Secret Doors” to our list of featured products. Our moving bookcase doors are both an exciting addition to boring closet or basement doors, as well as a practical one, as they add space for additional storage. The Secret Doors are ideal for bedroom closets, kitchen pantries, hidden closets, laundry rooms, and home offices, among other things. They come in two forms [...]