Flannery Trim has broken into the wood panel finishing market with millwork panel trims inspired by the company’s work on the Golden Nugget project in Atlantic City that posed challenges for installers. “The millwork contractors had some difficulty working with our trims because they have short keys (or face legs) that wrap the wood, making it difficult to make them fit into place,” says Gary Jayne, sales manager for Flannery Trim. “Our typical trims only have a 3/16” dimension to their face flanges.”
With an eye on innovating, Flannery Trim created the line of aluminum millwork panel trims with wider, 3/8” flanges that utilize several of the company’s most popular shapes and a few new ones. “These trims are easier to install with wood panels because the panel can be short and the flanges will allow installers to insert the wood panel in behind one reveal face leg and shift back underneath another face leg for better coverage,” says Jayne.
The trims can be installed hanging the trim and inserting the panel or in a trim-panel-trim-panel configuration. The most important factor is using a good, clean, carbide tipped blade, says Jayne. “Contractors should also know that their fasteners should be counter-sunk so as to allow for the millwork panel to be installed.”
Flannery currently offers six different shapes that will fit ¾” thick millwork panels with more sizes to come. “The J-shape can be used to create an edge around a wood panel while the Wood Panel Reveal can butt cleanly into them with proper cutting,” says Jayne. “Someone could use five to six of the different trim shapes on the same project, depending on the designer’s vision.”
Flannery’s Wood Panel Trims are manufactured from standard extruded aluminum alloy 6063 T5 and have a .050” nominal wall thickness. They come in 10-foot lengths with a standard clear anodized finish. Mill finish, Alodine finish, or other factory finishes and custom paint orders are available.
This blog was written by Jessica Kirby as a "Feature Focus" in the upcoming Trowel Magazine, which is a publication that serves the Canadian Walls and Ceilings community.