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St. Peters, MO 63376
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What Are Wood Appliqués?

Are you looking to add a touch of class to your home? Why not try to integrate some beautifully handcrafted wood appliqués into your home? Wood appliqués can add a touch of elegance and beauty to your home and décor in subtle ways. Wood appliqués can be built-in and added to any element or piece of furniture in a home to improve its overall aesthetic feel. Because wood appliqués are so diverse and come in so many different shapes and sizes, it is likely that you will find something that suits both your taste as well as your home.

St. Charles Hardwoods is one of the leading suppliers of hardwood and other wood-related products in the St. Louis area in Missouri. We supply a huge selection of in stock and custom wood appliqués in order to meet nearly any customers’ needs. To learn more about the styles we have or to order custom appliqués, contact us or visit our St. Louis or St. Charles location today.

Types and Styles of Wood Appliqués

Perhaps the most enticing feature of wood appliqués is the fact that they can be wonderfully integrated into any wood surface to add flair and class. They can also be used in combination with other wood structures such as corbels or wood brackets to improve the overall style and appeal of your home.

When designing and carving wood appliqués there are nearly limitless possibilities. Wood appliqués are usually customized to suit the customer’s home and tastes. As a result, the number of styles and designs available is endless. Here are some of the most popular types of wood onlays and appliqués styles available.

  • Wood appliqués are commonly integrated into pieces of furniture, wooden cabinets, fireplaces, wood brackets, etc. Many of these appliqués incorporate traditional and classical elements into their designs. Therefore, some of the most popular types of wood appliqués borrow architectural ideas from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
  • Wood appliqués that incorporate modern styles like the Mission and the Tuscan style are also extremely popular for their simplicity and clean design.
  • One feature that is very common in many wood appliqués designs is that of acanthus leaves. The acanthus leaf was an architectural element commonly used in ancient Greek and Byzantine architecture.
  • As you may have seen in many homes across the United States, the ‘Fleur de lis’ or lily is another popular wood appliqué design used in many homes. The ‘Fleur de lis’ is commonly known as a royal symbol of the French monarchy and most notably of Charlemagne.
  • Other prominent elements that may be utilized in wood appliqués designs are clusters of grapes, various shell designs, and wonderfully crafted wood flowers.

Uses for Wood Appliqués

The most prominent feature of wood appliqués is their versatility. They can be seamlessly integrated into any kind of wood surface in any part of your home. You can integrate wood appliqués into bar cabinets, kitchen cabinets, desks, fireplaces, shelves, living room furniture, bed frames, armoires, archways, doors, and tables among a host of other wood-based furniture.

At St. Charles Hardwoods, we offer a diverse range of wood onlays and appliqués that are always in stock. We can also custom design and make appliqués to fit with ant style or design. To see our complete selection of wood onlays and appliqués or to place a custom order, contact us today!