Embracing Nature: 4 Ways To Bring the Outside Into Your Home

If you're looking for a way to add personality and charm to a cookie-cutter home, here are six architectural accents that can make all the difference.


Wed, Mar 02 2022 10:04 am Blog    Comments

Corbel arches are ancient, beautiful pieces of architecture. Read through these fun facts about corbel arches to learn about their history and uses.


Fri, Jan 28 2022 11:08 am Blog    Comments

6 Interior Architectural Details To Add Charm to Your Home

If you're looking for a way to add personality and charm to a cookie-cutter home, here are six architectural accents that can make all the difference.


Fri, Jan 28 2022 8:24 am Blog    Comments

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Corbel for Your Kitchen

Looking for a creative way to decorate your kitchen? Corbels can add depth and interest to any space. Here’s what to know about buying corbels.


Thu, Jan 27 2022 11:45 am Blog    Comments

Shiplap Vs. Tongue-and-Groove: Which Wall Paneling is Best

Are you searching for the perfect wood paneling for your home? Shiplap and tongue-and-groove are both great options—here are the differences between them.


Wed, Jan 26 2022 10:09 am Blog    Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Appliques and Onlays in Home Décor

Appliques are a great way to give your home some architectural charm. This beginner's guide will teach you how to incorporate them into your interior design.


Mon, Jan 24 2022 7:06 am Blog    Comments

Furniture Appliques: Which Kind Is Right for Your Home?

Want to spruce up a simplistic piece of furniture? An applique can add charm and character to chairs, desks, and more. Here's how to choose an applique.


Wed, Nov 17 2021 10:57 am Blog    Comments

6 Ways To Create a Finished Look for Your Door Trim

Think your door trim could use a makeover? You have a lot of options! Here are six easy and inexpensive ways to give your trim a finished look.


Tue, Nov 02 2021 6:45 am Blog    Comments

5 Easy Ways To Upgrade a Room in 2021

Not a fan of your home's current appearance? You don't have to knock down walls or paint everything to refresh it. Here are some easy ways to upgrade a room.


Wed, Oct 06 2021 11:23 am Blog    Comments

Can't decide between a rustic living room or an industrial living room? Here's how to combine both styles to create a space you'll absolutely love.


Tue, Sep 14 2021 6:27 am Blog    Comments

Top Ways To Bring Vintage Corbels Into Your Home Décor

Decorative corbels can add class and character to any space. Here are some unique and easy ideas on how to incorporate vintage corbels in your home décor.


Thu, Sep 02 2021 1:33 pm Blog    Comments

3 Ways To Install a Plinth Block at a Door

Adding elegant touches to your home can be a fun project. Have you considered plinth blocks? Here are ways to install a plinth block at a door.


Fri, Aug 13 2021 12:57 pm Blog    Comments

3 Ways To Decorate With Ceiling Medallions

Medallions are more versatile than you think. Here are some creative ways to decorate your home with ceiling medallions without having to use a ladder.


Wed, Aug 11 2021 10:47 am Blog    Comments

4 Interior Design Trends for Summer 2021

Ready to do some summertime redecorating? Here’s how to turn your home into a tropical paradise with some of the top interior design trends for summer 2021.


Wed, Jul 28 2021 10:49 am Heartwood Carvings Blog    Comments

The Symbolism of Acanthus in Architecture Design

Ever wondered what the leaf motif you see everywhere on columns and other structures is called and what it means? Here's what acanthus is in architecture.


Mon, Jun 28 2021 11:35 am Heartwood Carvings Blog    Comments

The Different Types of Door Casings and Styles

Looking for a simple but effective way to spruce up your doors? Look no further than the casing. Here are some amazing door casing styles to try out.


Fri, Jun 18 2021 6:12 am Heartwood Carvings Blog    Comments

Reasons To Choose Tongue and Groove Carved Paneling

If you want to add character and elegance your home, consider using tongue and groove paneling. Here are some of the benefits of this traditional style.


Wed, May 26 2021 2:16 pm Heartwood Carvings Blog    Comments

The Difference Between Corbels and Brackets

They might seem similar, but corbels and brackets have many unique qualities that set them apart. Here's a handy guide to what those differences are.


Fri, May 14 2021 11:39 am Heartwood Carvings Blog    Comments

The Basics of What Fluted Columns Are

A staple from architecture around the world, fluted columns are simple in nature and design, but can give any interior or exterior a feeling of class and importance.


Wed, Apr 28 2021 10:10 am Blog    Comments

How To Add Architectural Details To a Home

One of the best ways to upgrade your interior is by adding architectural details to your walls and furniture. Here's how to add architectural details to a home.


Thu, Mar 25 2021 6:56 am Blog    Comments

Rococo vs. Baroque Architectural Design

Rococo and baroque have their similarities but also their differences. Let’s examine all the unique elements of rococo vs. baroque architectural design.


Thu, Mar 25 2021 6:56 am Blog    Comments

What You Should Know About Cove Moulding

If you're planning on adding a trim to your interior, it's important to know about the different types. Here's what you should know about cove moulding.


Thu, Mar 11 2021 7:36 am Blog    Comments

Your range hood might not look like much, but with a bit of work, you can turn it into a focal point. Here are some ways to get creative with kitchen hoods.


Thu, Feb 25 2021 7:37 am Blog    Comments

Ways To Bring Decorative Corbels Into Your Home Décor

Corbels are a great way to add style and character to your interior design. Let's check out some ways to bring decorative corbels into your home decor.


Tue, Feb 16 2021 9:01 am Blog    Comments

The Benefits of Custom Trim Work

Your trim sets the tone for your home, whether you realize it or not. Read on to learn the top benefits of going with quality custom trim work.


Mon, Feb 08 2021 12:41 pm Blog    Comments

What To Know About Applying Onlays and Appliques To Furniture

Is your furniture lacking detail? Wondering how to transform it from a cookie-cutter piece to one with personality? If you're looking for a quick, effective, and affordable way to give your furniture new life, look no further than wood appliques. With a bit of effort, you'll be able to turn your once-bland furniture into a masterpiece. Not sure what wood appliques are or how to apply them to your furniture? Here's what to know about applying appliques to furniture.


Mon, Feb 08 2021 7:49 am Blog    Comments

The History of Decorative Wood Rosettes

The rosette motif has been used in religion, art, and decorative ornamentation for centuries. Let's take a look at the history of decorative wood rosettes.


Sun, Dec 27 2020 9:07 pm Blog    Comments

Different Types of Interior Arches

If you're looking to introduce some new, classy architecture into your home, arches are the way to go. Let's learn about the different types of interior arches.


Thu, Dec 17 2020 10:56 am Blog    Comments

The Capabilities of a Professional Wood Carver

Wondering what the capabilities of a professional wood carver are? Read on to learn the type of personality, knowledge, and skills they need to be successful.


Mon, Dec 14 2020 10:11 am Blog    Comments

Ways To Add a Custom Look To Your Home

Tired of having a normal, cookie-cutter home and want to put your own unique mark on the place? Here are some ways to add a custom look to your home.


Thu, Nov 05 2020 8:35 am Blog    Comments

Tips for Choosing the Right Corbel Size

Corbels come in an impressive range of shapes and sizes. These tips for choosing the right corbel size will help you determine the best sizing for your project.


Wed, Oct 14 2020 12:45 pm Blog    Comments

A Brief History of Carving Wood

Nearly every society throughout history has evidence of wood-carving in some form. To learn more about its storied history, read this guide.


Tue, Oct 13 2020 11:37 am Blog    Comments

3 Great Reasons to Use Wooden Wall Paneling in Your Home

It simply feels natural to incorporate wood into your home. If you’re still on the fence, here’s why wood paneling is the right idea for you.


Tue, Oct 13 2020 11:26 am Blog    Comments

Why Choose a Custom Millwork Shop

As a contractor, architect, or homeowner, sometimes you don’t have wood features that fit. To overcome this, consider how a custom millwork shop can help.


Wed, Aug 26 2020 11:11 am Blog    Comments

When you install or modify your island, mantel, or stove hood, you need proper support for flat surfaces that extend forward. The piece you’re searching for is a wood bracket or corbel which serves a functional role while contributing an attractive decorative surface as well.


Mon, Aug 24 2020 10:59 am Blog    Comments

Designing or redesigning a home takes creativity—something custom millwork affords you. To discover how custom millwork enhances your home, read on.


Mon, Jun 29 2020 5:58 am Blog    Comments

Why Architects Should Use Carved Designs in Their Woodwork

There are many facets to architectural work, not the least of which is choosing the materials that will constitute a building. A material’s environmental impact, cost, and flexibility all play into an architect’s decision about what to use. While these decisions require careful thought, utilizing carved designs in woodwork is a stylish and sensible option regardless of the project. To learn more about why architects should use carved designs in their woodwork, read on.


Mon, Jun 15 2020 8:21 am Blog    Comments

3 Ways to Add Gothic Features to Your Home

The Gothic style makes an impression. Here’s a guide to incorporating specific Gothic features to make your home more elegant and impressive.


Fri, May 15 2020 6:30 am Blog    Comments

How to Revive Wood Trim in Your Home

Has your wood trim lost its luster over the years? If so, read our brief guide to restoring the look of wood trim look rather than tearing it down.


Tue, Apr 07 2020 10:16 am Blog    Comments

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Hand Carving

Are you curious about general wood-carving processes? Read this overview of hand- and machine-carving processes, along with details on recent innovations.


Mon, Mar 23 2020 1:09 pm Blog    Comments

A Decorator’s Guide to Using Carved Appliques and Onlays

Wood appliques and onlays are flat-backed, carved decorative components “applied” or “onlaid” to flat surfaces to add detail to fireplaces, doors, cabinetry, shelves, walls, and so many other components of a residential or commercial space. Read our decorator’s guide to using carved appliques and onlays to wrap your head around their possible uses.


Mon, Mar 09 2020 6:01 am Blog    Comments

4 Advantages of Having Wooden Furniture

Are you looking to decorate your home with new furniture soon? If so,
consider the many advantages of including wood furniture in your


Fri, Feb 14 2020 5:29 am Blog    Comments

Signs You Should Renovate the Interior of Your Home

It’s difficult to know for sure if your home needs a renovation. Here are some signs you should renovate the interior of your home to help you decide.


Wed, Feb 12 2020 7:41 am Blog    Comments

How to Add Wood Trim to Furniture

Trim sets your furniture apart and makes an entire room more
aesthetically pleasing. Learn techniques on how to add wood trim to
furniture yourself.


Tue, Feb 11 2020 6:12 am Blog    Comments

Key Considerations for Staircase Design

Staircases are stylistic and functional features in nearly every home. Read our guide to help incorporate both aspects into your design process.


Fri, Feb 07 2020 11:48 am Blog    Comments

Ways to Add Architectural Balance to Your Home

Your brain craves balance as it processes the world. Read our guide
on how to create architectural balance in your home—and when to
disrupt it.


Thu, Jan 30 2020 5:57 am Blog    Comments

Improving Coffee Shop Architecture and Design

Designing a coffee shop is difficult because the space is used in
many ways. To set your shop apart, read our guide to improving its
architecture and design.


Wed, Jan 29 2020 7:43 am Blog    Comments

How to Choose the Right Banquet Hall Architecture 

Choosing the right architectural plan is difficult because it’s
hard to make your venue distinct. Look through these suggestions to
better your process.


Tue, Jan 28 2020 6:22 am Blog    Comments

Hotel Lobby Design Tips Using Wood Carvings

After a long day of sightseeing and travel, a knackered vacationer just wants to fall into the covers of a soft bed. Naturally, the hotel experience is as important as any other holiday activity, as a restless sleep is sure to get in the way of an otherwise joyful vacation. A hotel should be comforting and inviting, as it serves as a temporary home base for rejuvenation.


Mon, Dec 30 2019 4:50 am Blog    Comments

Best Wood Types for Wood Carving

Several factors go into selecting the right wood carvings for a home—one of them being the type of wood that you’ll choose. Be it wood accent mouldings or embossed wood carving overlays, you should select every piece to ensure it naturally fits into your home. In today’s article, we outline our picks for the varieties of wood that best suit carved pieces. Keep this list in mind as you browse our online catalogue.


Wed, Dec 11 2019 7:45 am Blog    Comments

Image 4 Benefits of Having Wood Furniture in Your Home

When outfitting a home with elegance in mind, you must first methodically select the base pieces.


Fri, Jul 26 2019 8:48 am Blog    Comments

Interior trim is a simple yet effective way to enhance the look of any room. Here, we provide the different types of trim that support decorative carving.


Fri, Jun 28 2019 6:51 am Blog    Comments

Image Effective Boutique Design Tips

Are you looking to create a unique boutique that truly stands out amongst the rest? Here we share our tips on how to create the boutique of your dreams.


Thu, Dec 05 2019 12:43 pm Blog    Comments

Helpful Tips for Restoring an Old Home

Anyone who binges HGTV loves a fixer upper. There’s something romantic about the notion of taking something that’s seemingly run its course and breathing new life into it. Successfully restoring an old home can be one of the most rewarding projects in the home renovation world. Since you will have to deal with materials that aren’t as commonly used anymore—and that have significantly aged—you may have to take a different approach than you would otherwise. We made a list of important tips to follow when restoring an old home.


Tue, Aug 27 2019 6:04 am Blog    Comments

How to Make Your Fireplace Mantel the Focal Point of a Room

Fireplace mantels often serve as both stunning pieces of art and an inside look into the owner’s personality. There are many different styles, and some mantels are richly appointed with wood onlays, corbels and intricate carvings, which Heartwood Carving can provide from our catalog or make custom for you. These beautiful pieces deserve to standout in a room, and you want to enhance them in a way that best shows off the workmanship in the design. We provide a list of tips below on how to make your fireplace mantel the focal point of a room.


Mon, Sep 16 2019 12:58 pm Blog    Comments

How to Use Wood Carving to Create Elegance in a Room

We oftentimes associate classic architecture with elegance. This comparison gathers inspiration from richly carved moulding that adorns the ceiling, floor, and everything in between.


Fri, Aug 02 2019 9:05 am Blog    Comments

Selecting Right Type of Wood Pt 2: Finishes and Stains

Recently, we shared a post on how to
select the right type of wood for your project. Whether you will create your own work or commission it from an outside source, it’s useful to familiarize yourself with the different materials you can use. Choosing your wood, however, is only the first step. Once you’ve produced a piece, you need to decide whether to protect or stain your project—perhaps even both.


Mon, Aug 12 2019 8:58 am Blog    Comments

Image Selecting the Right Type of Wood Pt 1: Hardwood vs. Softwood

One of the most important aspects of woodworking is selecting the best type of wood to accompany your project. This may seem like a daunting task for anyone new to the diverse world of woodworking. There are currently 60,065 identified tree
species—a large enough number to make anyone’s head spin. However, no one is
going to sift through several thousand types of trees to determine the option
that works for them. Once you familiarize yourself with all aspects of
woodworking, the selection process becomes a matter of elimination.


Tue, Jul 16 2019 7:28 am Blog    Comments

The Advantages of Machine Carving Over Hand Carving

Woodcarving is an artform that traces back centuries. Woodworkers painstakingly created designs that have embellished the interiors of ornate homes for a long time. Although there’s a lot to be said about hand carvings, these pieces take a lot of time and dedication to create, not to mention schooling and apprenticeship that does not generally exist. With carved trim growing in popularity, many have realized the need to make these pieces more accessible to their eager market. A new method has been introduced to do so.


Mon, Sep 23 2019 6:36 am Blog    Comments

The Crafter's Guide to Restoring Wood Furniture

Oftentimes, the best furniture isn’t the brand-new pieces that you see sitting out in the showroom of a store, begging you to buy it. Instead, it’s the chests and tables that sit disguised by old paint and scuffs bourn from years of good use. You can find these pieces waiting in the back of antique stores, waiting for an artist’s hand to revive them.


Tue, Sep 03 2019 6:08 am Blog    Comments

The next time your interior design project requires wood carving, consider outsourcing the job. This will present you with stunning, long-lasting results.


Tue, Jul 09 2019 6:07 am Blog    Comments

Tips on Staining
Heartwood Carving Stain Grade European Beech


Tue, Jun 18 2019 2:39 pm Blog    Comments

Carved Corner Blocks: How to Add Them to Every Room

If you're looking to pull together
the wood carvings in the structure of your home, consider wood corner blocks.
Here we share different ways to use them.


Fri, Nov 22 2019 9:12 am Blog    Comments

How to Dress up a Fireplace with Architectural Carvings

A fireplace mantel oftentimes does not look complete without
the addition of wood carvings. Here we list where to place different carving components.


Thu, Nov 07 2019 12:33 pm Blog    Comments

How to Mix Wood Tones in Your Home

The way you choose to decorate your home should reflect your personality. Some people like to perfectly match every item in a room, while others enjoy creating a bit of contrast. If you don’t have much experience in decorating, it’s important to know how to achieve this contrast while maintaining a sense of cohesion. In today’s article, we focus on how you can mix wood tones to add interest to a room.


Fri, Dec 27 2019 5:44 am Blog    Comments

The Top Benefits of Staining Wood Yourself

Outsourcing your wood project is a surefire way to ensure
you’ll receive the high-quality products you need. If you don’t have experience
in woodworking, it’s only natural that you’d turn to a professional for your
products. Many companies, including the professionals here at Heartwood
Carving, send customers unstained products to allow them to customize the piece
on their own. We explain why it’s best for you to complete the staining process


Thu, Oct 10 2019 10:25 am Blog    Comments

Tips for Choosing a Theme for Your Room

Picking a theme for a room in your house really helps it become a cohesive unit. Read our guide to several different themes for inspiration.


Fri, Apr 17 2020 2:01 pm Blog    Comments

What to Know Before Outsourcing Your Wood Carving Project

Individuals in professions such as architecture or interior design have a host of projects to work on, and many of them often require outsourcing. Additionally, there are occasions where homeowners who execute their own projects still seek out professional assistance. Even when you’re deferring your work to an expert, however, you still need to have a plan in place. The inability to properly communicate your exact needs could lead to a disappointing final project.


Fri, Oct 18 2019 6:15 am Blog    Comments

Corbel arches are ancient, beautiful pieces of architecture. Read through these fun facts about corbel arches to learn about their history and uses.


Fri, Jan 28 2022 11:05 am Blog    Comments

Different sandpaper grits and their use.


Tue, Dec 06 2022 9:06 am Grainger Blog    Comments

The Basics of What a Pilaster Is

Feel like adding some class and style to your home? Pilasters can give your interior design a boost. Here are the basics of what a pilaster is.


Sun, Feb 14 2021 10:19 am Blog    Comments


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