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 Programs and Services Manual
The Programs and Services Manual is our exclusive publication, which contains much of what was omitted due to the merging of the standards. Woodwork Institute is still an independent association, and The Programs and Services Manual is the place to find information on our policies and procedures, quality assurance programs, membership information, and much more! The Programs and Services Manual is complementary when the AWS is requested from the Woodwork Institute. You may also browse the entire publication from link above.
This is a supplement document only, and by no means should be referred to as a full explanation of policies and procedures. Specific policies and procedures may by obtained by contacting our Administrative Office at 916-372-9943..
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
Woodwork Institute's bi-monthly
newsletter, catering to our members.
The Business Owner
A bi-monthly newsletter publication featuring articles to help owners better manage their businesses. Mailed to all members. To view recent issues of The Business Owner, please log in. If you are not a member and you would like to receive The Business Owner to help better your business practices, click
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Membership Roster and Resource Guide
membership directory, which includes Institute information, and an invaluable
Resource Guide which lists associate member firms by the products they
manufacture and/or distribute. Mailed once a year to all members. Click
here to access the Online Resource Guide.