Architectural Woodwork Standards
Since 1953, the Woodwork Institute has published eleven editions of its Manual of Millwork; however, in September 2007, the Woodwork Institute entered into a historical agreement with the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), and the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC), forming a Joint Standards Committee (JSC). Established as a separate entity, the JSC was empowered to create, maintain, update, and clarify as needed, a single architectural woodwork standard.
The WI Approach
Our exclusive supplemental text was created to advise previous users of the MM, of any changes or differences they should be aware of. Because of the joint publication, information regarding Woodwork Institute's policies and procedues, membership, and certfication programs can also be found here.
The Institute published its first Manual
of Millwork in 1953, distributing
it to the architectural, design, and specification writing communities
free of charge. The Manual of Millwork established the
industry standards for the materials, construction and fabrication
installation, and finishing of architectural millwork. Throughout the
years the Institute has refined and upgraded the Manual of
leading to the current 2003 Edition. Provided free of cost to all design
professionals and specification writers within the Institute's
The illustrations in the Casework
Design Series were adopted as
design standards and provided to assist architects, design professionals,
and casework users in selecting typical designs. These illustrations
not intended to limit or restrict creativity, or be all inclusive.
Journal of the Woodwork Institute, Archetype is distributed to
design professionals throughout the Western United States twice yearly.
Archetype features articles highlighting award-winning millwork
projects, innovations in products and materials, and issues in the field
of architectural millwork. See current edition of Archetype
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