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Decorative Grilles

Tableaux artisans design and custom-manufacture Decorative Grilles to your project specifications. Nothing is off-the-shelf. Every piece is made to order per your specifications and totally unique!

Our substrates include industrial-grade MDF panels made from recycled wood fiber, industrial-grade MDF panels with hardwood walnut veneer, standard steel, and aluminum. We offer four Decorative Grille product families including Faux Iron, Veneer, Elements and Metal

Tableaux® Faux Iron

Tableaux® Faux Iron Decorative Grilles were created to replicate classic and traditional wrought iron design patterns and old world styles.

Manufactured from environmentally friendly materials using substrates made from recycled wood fiber and formaldehyde‐free adhesive, Tableaux Faux Iron decorative grilles provide the look of wrought iron without the weight, cost or installation complexities. Our Faux Iron grilles are crafted using lightweight, moisture resistant, rot resistant, termite resistant and fire retardant substrates that can be used safely indoors or out without minimizing their beauty.

Tableaux developed and perfected a finish process for our organic finishes “Iron Light Rust” and “Iron Full Rust” which uses a reactive solution that produces real rust when mixed with iron particles in the paint. Our other Standard Faux Iron colors also include finishes that are hand painted to achieve a realistic aged iron appearance.

Tableaux® Veneer

Tableaux® Veneer* Decorative Grilles exude a sense of warmth that can only come from natural wood grain textures combined with visually stimulating designs with soft organic shapes.  

Manufactured from sustainable straight-grained walnut hardwood veneer substrates, Tableaux Veneer provides a way to complement your project with the perfect synergy of nature, design, and organic beauty. 

Our paint process utilizes soothing color palettes that bring out the natural beauty of the core materials. We then hand finish the veneer surface to achieve a one-of-a-kind restored wood look designed to bring harmony between human habitation and nature.

*For indoor use only

Tableaux® Elements

The versatility of Tableaux® Elements Decorative Grilles make them the perfect option when working with modern or constantly evolving contemporary interior designs.

When specified with simple, sleek design patterns and clean lines found in contemporary forms, Tableaux Elements decorative grilles are sure to stimulate visual experiences and enhance one's presence within any commercial space.

Tableaux Elements are made using sustainable industrial-grade substrates manufactured from pre-consumer recycled wood combined with synthetic resin and certified as Class 1 Flame Retardant. Finishes include stock metallic paint selections or custom colors of your choosing.

Tableaux® Metal

Tableaux® Metal Decorative Grilles can be made to order using an infinite amount of geometric patterns and colors of your choosing.

Machined from steel, aluminum, or other metals you may specify, Tableaux Metal decorative grilles can provide your commercial design project with one-of-a-kind, custom-made architectural design features.

Tableaux Metal decorative grilles can be machined using one of several cutting techniques that best suit your project intent and budget.

Product Families & Substrate Comparison Table (Wood Products)

Tableaux® ElementsTableaux® VeneerTableaux® Faux Iron
Suggested Design Styles Contemporary. Modern. Industrial/Urban (Metal-like) Contemporary. Natural. Organic. Rustic Classic. Traditional. Industrial/Urban (Iron-like)
Applications Window treatments, ceiling treatments, decorative accents, partitions Window treatments, ceiling treatments, decorative accents, partitions Window treatments, ceiling treatments, decorative accents, partitions
Material Sustainable, environmentally friendly, Class 1 flame retardant, industrial-grade MDF recycled wood fiber panel Sustainable, environmentally friendly, pre-consumer MDF recycled wood panel covered with real hardwood walnut veneer Sustainable, environmentally friendly, industrial-grade MDF recycled wood fiber panel
Substrate Characteristics Premium industrial-grade. Semi-smooth metal-like texture on surface areas with semi-rough texture on inside cuts. NOTE: 1" thick material will have a rough texture on the inside of cuts Premium industrial-grade. REAL hardwood walnut woodgrain texture on surface areas with semi-rough texture on inside cuts Standard industrial-grade. Semi-rough to rough iron-like texture on surface areas and inside cuts. NOTE: 1" thick material will have a rough texture on the inside of cuts. Exterior material will be rougher on surface and inside of cuts
Environmental SCS Certified. SCS Validation (No added formaldehyde). FSC-C017580. ECC Certified Spec CPA ECC 4-11. CARB TPC-1 (NAF Exemption due to synthetic resin system). NYC MEA Approved. LEED 2009 & v4 Credits (ask). CARB CPA TCP-1 Certified, SFI Certified, SCC Accredited CB-P/S INTERIOR MATERIAL - SCS Certified. FSC-C017580. ECC Certified. SCS Validation (no added formaldehyde). LEED 2009 & v4 Credits (ask). CHPS Compliant. CARB TPC-1 (NAF Exemption due to synthetic resin system).EXTERIOR MATERIAL - CARB Complaint. SCS-MC-01802 (No added formaldehyde). LEED 2009 Credits (ask). NAHB Credits (ask).
Fire Rating Substrate attains Class 1 (A) flame spread classification Substrate attains Class 3 (C) flame spread classification. May be coated to achieve Class 1 (A) for an additional fee Substrate attains Class 3 (C) flame spread classification. May be coated to achieve Class 1 (A) for an additional fee
Usage Suitable for interior or exterior use. Industrial-grade, UV protective clear coat is applied for exterior use. Suitable for Interior use only Suitable for Interior or exterior use. Material is pre-treated for exterior use. Resist moisture, rot, and termites
Finish Colors Eight standard (six metallic). Virtually unlimited custom finish colors. (Additional custom finish color fee applies) Eight standard (look of restored wood*). Non-standard custom finish colors are not available Eight standard (three organic**). Limited custom finish colors available (ask). (Additional custom finish color fee applies)
Board Thickness ½”, ¾”, 1” NOTE: 1" thick material will have a rough texture on the inside of cuts. ¾” ⅜”, ½”, ¾”, 1” (¾” and 1" only on Exterior substrate) NOTE: 1" thick material will have a rough texture on the inside of cuts

Maximum Single-Board Sizes
(Multiple boards may be joined, mended or framed)

48" x 96"
60" x 120" (3/4", 1" only)

47" x 95"
47" x 119"

Interior substrate
48" x 96"
60" x 120"
Exterior substrate
48" x 96"

Carving Options Non-beveled, single-sided bevel, double-sided bevel Non-beveled only Single-sided bevel, double-sided bevel
Limitations Not for structural applications. (May be reinforced with optional metal or aluminum rail or frame) Not for structural applications. (May be reinforced with optional metal or aluminum rail or frame) Not for structural applications. (May be reinforced with optional metal or aluminum rail or frame)

* Tableaux Veneer uses a substrate made from thin slices of hardwood walnut sheeting glued onto MDF panels. The walnut veneer is harvested from real trees. Since every tree is different, every board of veneer will have varying color and grain pattern variations which can affect the final finish color.

**Iron Full Rust, Iron Light Rust and Patina Bronze finishes are organic finishes applied using natural chemical processes (e.g. oxidation). Clients should expect some color variations and an overall rougher texture on these finishes.

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