We supply custom wood turnings – handles, balls, bowls, eggs, balusters, newel posts, finials, knobs and more.

The differences between the terms Baluster, Balustrade and Banister

        Baluster A vertical piece between a railing and other wood or the floor that adds support and safely; a short and decorative post or pillar that supports a top rail. The term baluster actually comes from the Italian word for pomegranate flowers, balaustra, which was chosen because these architectural features sometimes mimic them. Balusters can be made of wood, iron, stone and

Exterior and Interior Wood Columns

      What is the Difference with Columns that Are Load Bearing, Decorative or Both? Wood columns can be load bearing or decorative - or both! Columns are made with a variety of materials - polyurethane, PVC, Fiberglass, wood and more.  For inspiration on column design and materials, check out Pinterest: Type "wood columns" "outdoor columns" "decorative columns", etc.

Wood Turnings

      Wood Turnings When one thinks of producing wood turnings, the image of standing at a lathe with face shield or safety glasses in place and holding a long handled tool to shape the spinning wood is the typical image.  While this happens in small scale operations and home workshops, production scale wood turnings have been done quite differently for decades

Point of Purchase Displays

Wooden POP Displays Wholesale retail point of purchase displays in wood can be functional and attractive. Custom sizes and shapes for your application. We can help you with what you need and together we can make sure the price suits your budget. Table top displays, stand alone, shelving - choose wood for a classic look.

Before and After Newel

      Wooden Newel Replacement - Before and After This happy customer needed a custom wooden newel for her staircase. We provided the perfect product to fit her unique application when a standard, off the shelf item did not work.

Ballet Barres

Wooden Ballet Barres We supply large dowels for ballet barres in custom sizes at wholesale pricing. We welcome large quantity orders. Many studios prefer the wooden barres to metal because they are classic and are warmer than the metal options. H A Stiles

Wooden Spill Containment Plugs

Wooden Spill Containment Plugs Wooden Spill Containment Plugs have many uses. Tapered wood plugs offer excellent characteristics for temporary containment of leaks from drums, barrels, pipes or other containers.  The tapered shape  of these plugs allows insertion into the hole and can be pounded in for compression of the diameter to a secure seal. Softer woods such as pine and poplar are typically

H. A. Stiles Celebrates 108 Years in Business

    H. A. Stiles Celebrates 108 Years in Business H A Stiles Celebrates 108 Years - a milestone in business According to Steve Parrish, Vice President, a dedicated sales team has worked to build Maine’s oldest operating established wood turning company with a national client base that offers consistently fair and honest service to its new and repeat loyal customers.

Metal vs. Wood Manicure Sticks – Which is Best?

        Wood vs. Metal Manicure Sticks - Which is Best? Both wooden manicure sticks and metal tools can be used in manicures and pedicures to work on cuticles. Metal manicure sticks tend to have one flat end that is largely used to push the cutical back. Wooden manicure sticks have one flat end and one pointed end. The flat

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