Arts And Crafts Moldings
Authentic Arts & Crafts Millwork For Your Home Project
During the mid-19th century, many architects and builders sought inspiration from pre-industrial homes. Incorporating humanizing designs that rejected mass produced features, Arts and Crafts homes adopted many regional inspirations, but with similar underlying tenets. Our team of woodworkers use historical references to accurately recreate millwork from this period.
View our hand-selected Arts and Crafts molding profiles or contact us for more information to learn how we can recreate historic millwork for your unique project.
Arts And Crafts Style Baseboard
Arts and Crafts baseboard typically features a rectangular or square profile, with clean, simple lines and little or no embellishment. The focus is on the quality of the wood and the precision of the craftsmanship, rather than ornate detailing.
Arts and Crafts Crown
- 8421 [13/16 x 1-1/8]
- 5624 [5/8 x 1-1/2]
Crown moldings from the Arts and Crafts style feature subtle curves or bevels, but these are usually understated in keeping with the overall simplicity of the design. Compared to baseboard, they often feature a wider profile and a more pronounced projection from the wall.
Arts and Crafts Window Sill
Arts and Crafts style window sills feature a deep profile, which helps provide more natural light and create a sense of connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. They are also wide and deep, providing a convenient place to display objects or to sit and enjoy the view outside.
Arts and Crafts Casing
- 7142 [1 x 2-1/16]
- 1559 [5/8 x 3-13/16]
Like the other decorative elements found in Arts and Crafts homes, door casings are designed to complement the architecture of the building and showcase the natural beauty of the wood. They are substantial, with a wider profile than the moldings found in contemporary Victorian-era homes.
Design Influences In Arts And Crafts Homes
In keeping with the essence of the movement, Arts and Crafts houses feature minimal embellishment, instead focusing on individual workmanship and natural elements, like wood and stone. Simplicity is another guiding tenet, with emphasis on functionality over ornate detailing; as such, handcrafted details such as exposed joinery, hand-carved moldings, and custom-built furniture were common.