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Exterior Millwork Sources

by Lori Viator
These companies make period-inspired products including columns, porch systems, architectural elements, shutters, and other exterior millwork suitable for Bungalows, Craftsman houses, Arts & Crafts Tudors, and houses of the Revival.
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Window Shutter Classics

by Patricia Poore
When you think of shutters and exterior blinds, you probably associate them with Cape Cods, farmhouses, even Victorians. The typical Arts & Crafts Bungalow or Midwest Prairie house has windows grouped horizontally, with large mullions—not the configuration for symmetrical shutters.
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Millwork and Shutters There’s nothing more relaxing than a summertime porch—unless most of the time you spend there involves epoxy and a paint brush.

Elements of a Porch

by Mary Ellen Polson
With the popular old-house restoration movement is in its fourth decade, manufacturers are creating traditional millwork elements from high tech materials, and engineering better systems.
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Millwork and Shutters A beautifully detailed piazza on a Shingle Style house.

Porch Upkeep Tips

by Gordon Bock
Exterior millwork—wood that can rot—needs maintenance and occasional replacement. If this summer’s projects include a punky porch, you’ll appreciate these guidelines.
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Revival Woodwork

by Patricia Poore
Some new projects around the country illustrate how the use of millwork elements and period details lend scale, quality, and style to a porch, a house, or a backyard structure.
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Millwork and Shutter Products

by Patricia Poore
Browse a selective list of specialist manufacturers of interior and exterior millwork—including moldings, porch parts, wainscots and panels, columns and posts, wood mantels and wood stairs.
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Storybook and Classic Shutters

by Patricia Poore
Shutters and exterior blinds are often associated with earlier periods; they’re prevalent on Cape Cods and Greek Revivals and many Victorian homes. During the Arts & Crafts period, shutters were used on some bungalow variants.
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What a Difference Millwork Makes!

by Patricia Poore
Check out a dramatic before-and-after conversion, plus a new porch and pergola, a kitchen and bath—and more of our favorite millwork details.
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