Architectural molding dates back to prehistoric times. Back then it usually had a purpose much more integral to the structural integrity of the building than today where its use is now more decorative. Moldings (sometimes spelled with a ‘u’ as in ‘moulding’) have historically been forged from stone, wood or other materials that were naturally available. Throughout the millennia different cultures adopted different architectural approaches to the use of molding.
The concept of sustainability is not new to us. It effects every aspect of our lives as more and more individuals, communities, and businesses understand its importance to the environment. There is a growing trend toward the use of bamboo and rattan in a variety of industries. While it’s in the nascent stages as a resource here in the US, China is the world leader in bamboo use.