Tague Lumber is a leader in historic compliance and installation. We have the experience and the tools to ensure that your historic building remains true to its original vision. In fact, the Philadelphia Historic Commission trusts us to work with them on a regular basis. We were honored to be part of the restoration of the Betsy Ross home. We have also participated in other important Philadelphia-area historic projects such as Independence Hall, Boat House Row, and City Hall.
With historic commissions, we work on architectural and structural elements made from wood, including windows, doors, shutters, rafter tails, beadboard, porch flooring and ceiling, brackets and corbels, siding and shakes, railings and balusters, radius mouldings, and pediment heads. Our Custom Millwork Division allows matching or recreation of almost any architectural component or detail.
For example, a 100-year-old moulding style may not be manufactured any more. We can make it! We can match any moulding profile to exacting standards of historical accuracy. We have an archive of over 2000 knives; if none of these knives work, we’ll have a knife specially ground to replicate the profile you need.
We craft custom moulding and millwork from any wood species a customer requests. While most stock moulding is made from paint- or stain-grade pine, fir, or oak, for instance, the Tague Custom Millwork Division creates any profile in any hardwood, such as Spanish cedar, poplar, Sapele mahogany, red oak, white oak, birch, black locust, cherry, maple, walnut. We can also craft mouldings from MDF and PVC (Kleer).
Our Custom Millwork Division is ready to assist you with your historic project. Please visit our Custom Millwork Division’s services page to learn more about the specific services we can provide. You can also ask any Tague salesperson at any Tague location to put you in contact with the Custom Millwork Division.