Aluminum Drywall Shadow Mold

Trim Purpose

Specs, MSDS, and LEED Information for Flannery Trims & Products

Flannery’s Aluminum Drywall Shadow Molds (or Z-Metals) create an aesthetic reveal between drywall and dissimilar materials including door and window frames, ceilings, and floors. Shadow Molds can be used to terminate drywall at the top or bottom of vertical walls. Shadow Molds can also be inserted into Kerf slots along door and window frames. Flannery offers many of its Drywall Shadow Molds with Aluminum Alignment Splices to ease the installation process and create crisp and clean butt joints and lines.

Product Description

Aluminum Drywall Shadow Molds are standard extruded aluminum alloy 6063 T5 and are .050” thick. Flannery’s Shadow Molds come in 10′ lengths and shall have a standard Mill Finish for field priming and painting unless specified otherwise. Clear Anodized and Chem-film finishes, as well as other factory finishes and custom paint orders are available. Click on Info Tab above for Factory Finishes.


Part No. “A” Depth “B” Width Alignment Splices Venting Available
DWSM 25-25 1/4″ 1/4″ Yes N/A
DWSM 25-75 1/4″ 3/4″ Yes Yes
DWSM 375-375 3/8″ 3/8″ N/A N/A
DWSM 50-25 1/2″ 1/4″ Yes N/A
DWSM 50-375 1/2″ 3/8″ Yes N/A
DWSM 50-50 1/2″ 1/2″ Yes Yes
DWSM 50-75 1/2″ 3/4″ Yes Yes
DWSM 50-100 1/2″ 1″ Yes Yes
DWSM 50-150* 1/2″ 1 1/2″ Yes Yes
DWSM 50-200 1/2″ 2″ Yes Yes
DWSM 50-300* 1/2″ 3″ N/A Yes
DWSM 50-400* 1/2″ 4″ N/A Yes
DWSM 50-600* 1/2″ 6″ N/A Yes
DWSM 625-25 5/8″ 1/4″ Yes N/A
DWSM 625-375 5/8″ 3/8″ Yes N/A
DWSM 625-50 5/8″ 1/2″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-625 5/8″ 5/8″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-75 5/8″ 3/4″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-100 5/8″ 1″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-1250* 5/8″ 1 1/4″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-150 5/8″ 1 1/2″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-200 5/8″ 2″ N/A Yes
DWSM 625-250 5/8″ 2 1/2″ N/A Yes
DWSM 625-300 5/8″ 3″ N/A Yes
DWSM 625-350 5/8″ 3 1/2″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-400 5/8″ 4″ Yes Yes
DWSM 625-600 5/8″ 6″ N/A Yes
DWSM 100-100 1″ 1″ N/A N/A

*Indicates Modified Part

Attach Aluminum Drywall Shadow Molds through the taping flange to the drywall and framing with nails, screws, or other approved fastening methods. All reveals must be cut accurately and installed with tight, neat joints. Manufacturer recommends that a carbide tip blade along with blade lubricant be used when cutting any aluminum trim. Flannery offers factory cutting and pre-fabricated intersections and corners for all drywall reveals, which can reduce labor costs and waste.

Channel Alignment Splices

Many of Flannery’s Aluminum Drywall Shadow Molds come with Aluminum Alignment Splices to ease the installation process and create crisp and clean butt joints and lines.


Flannery offers pre-fabricated intersections and corners for intricate building designs that utilize intersecting lines and bands on exterior or interior walls. These junctions can be produced in the field using Alignment Splices or can be ordered from the factory as prefabricated welded units to ease installation. Prefabricated intersections and corners are mitered and then welded at the nailing flanges. Factory welded intersections and corners come with 6” legs, however custom leg lengths can be ordered.

Flannery can radius Aluminum Drywall Shadow Molds when the trim runs along a “curved” or “radiused” plane. Radiused material is bent to a project’s dimensional requirements and is considered a custom product. Download the Radius Order form below to place an order or receive a quote.

DWSM Radius Form PDF