Self-Rimming – Register Style Pictured Above
The Register Style vent design is arguably the most popular style of an air supply vent because the slanted louvers diffuse the air in 2 different directions, affecting more cubic footage of heated area. Most of the register style vents we make are called 2-way slant-ins and 2-way throw vents. Registers have louvers slanted in opposite directions, so they diffuse air in 2 directions. This is a very efficient way to diffuse air. These are available in Self Rimming (drop in), and Flush-mount (Surface Flush-Mount) fit versions in both standard and custom sizes.
Dampers are an optional add on in most Standard Sizes.
Self-Rimming – Grate Style Pictured Above
Durability & Strength is a Trademark of Our Grate Style Vents
Grate Style vents have wood grids in both the vertical and horizontal direction that interlock together, creating a very strong crate design. This design has been used for centuries in Boat Hatches to get both air flow and light into the hold as well as to provide amazing strength spanning the hold area hatch area.
- Boat Hatch works
- Boat Decking
Grate Style Vents
Are excellent and maximizing your air flow if needed.
Grate Style Wooden Vents for Historical Restorations
The Grate style is popular with historical restorations. We have used the Grate Style design for many historic homes and properties such as:
- Tryon Governor’s Mansion
- George Washington’s Home
- Clipper ship restoration
Surface / Flush Mount – Linear Style Pictured Above
The Sleek Linear Style Vent Design gives a clean, modern design to the vents while providing very good load bearing capacity. The slats diffuse air straight out.
Linear style vents have several names:
- Linear Design Vents
- Horizontal Bar Vents
- Contemporary Line Vents
- Pancake Slat Vents
Linear slats are not slanted but are straight up (without angle) parallel with long side.
We have made these in excess of 300″ and also for commercial applications.
We can make these in 2 basic designs with rear stiles (so that the front side is un-interrupted) or with stiles on the front side.
Radiant Cover – Shaker Style
A Simple & Unique Design Statement with Style
The Shakers, a non-violent religious group from England, moved to the United States of America in the late 1700’s. They gained fame for their solid, simple furniture. Our Shaker Style is our newest style, created out of the high-demand for AUTHENTIC Colonial, Country and Rustic home designs. The Shaker design is similar to a 2-way throw register design, except the slats are not angled in any direction. They are cut at 90 degrees, so air flows straight out.
Surface / Flush Mount – Louver Style Pictured Above
A typical classic look is the Louver style, where the Louvers are slanted 1 way to obscure direct view from the duct opening. This design normally has the louvers parallel to the long dimension, however, you may further customize this by requesting the louvers parallel to the short length to direct your air flow all one way towards a location. You can also choose to have a 3-Way Louver or 4-Way Louver Design to direct your air flow.
Self-Rimming – Laser Style Pictured Above
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Vents & Wood Products with Custom Images and Logos
Our digital Laser cutter can create Wooden Vents, Doors, Partitions with any image if you can provide a vector image of your design. We may require proof of image ownership or written permission to reproduce brand logos and images (companies, sports teams, colleges, etc).
Self-Rimming – Diamond Style
Diamond Grid Style
We also have a style that is similar to the Grate design. The square grid is set at an angle creating a diamond pattern. This adds an extra glamorous touch, while still maximizing air flow. Please note that this is considered more of a custom design and takes more time to craft. Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for this specific style.
Self-Rimming – Plantation Shutter Louver Style
Plantation Shutter Louver Style
This custom upgrade adds up to a 2″ depth and will appear much like a plantation shutter type louver. These can be spaced even further apart for greater air flow if needed.
Self-Rimming – 3-Way Louver Pictured Above
3-Way & 4-Way Louver Style
Additional information about your Louvered Design Options…
When you browse through our various ceiling supply vents, you will notice that some of them have louvers and some of them do not. This is really a matter of preference more than anything else. Some people like louvers in their vents because it directs the air down in a particular pattern into the living space area. Without louvers, like in a Grate Style (grid shape) vent for example, the air will be forced straight out, rather than at an angle or multiple angles toward the living space. Sometimes Straight out is best to throw this air out as quickly as possible from the ceiling, to about 4 to 6 feet from the floor. Especially for high ceilings sometimes a 1 way Louver to throw straight down is best. The Register Style allows the air to be diffused in 2 directions.
The 3 and 4 way Louvers diffusers come in 2 designs. The most popular is the panel-style diffusers. They may be more beneficial if you are using them in a room with lots of people or in a big room where you want the air to spread evenly from the ceiling.
Supply vents in the ceiling sometimes work best when they are made to diffuse the air in multiple directions down into the living space below. Obviously, you’ll want the supply vents positioned near the middle of a room’s ceiling because this will ensure that the air spreads as evenly throughout the room as possible. However, when specifying ceiling supply vents, you need to take into consideration whether it is a 1 way, a 2 way, a 3-way or 4-way “throw” vent. Not only that, but pay close attention to the angle and position of the louvers because this will determine the air diffusion pattern that will take place in the room with the goal of having the living space properly cooled or heated.
Some diffuser vents are built to have 270-degree air throw, which means the air will spread toward three sides of the room instead of four. These are also called “3-way” vents because of how the air spreads three ways from the vent and down from the ceiling into the living space. But if you want 4-way air diffusion patterns, then you need a 360-degree vent.
Now that you know about 3-way and 4-way ceiling supply vents, you are probably asking, “Why not just get a 4-way?” Well, the choice between a 3-way or 4-way really depends on where the ceiling supply vent is located. While most air ducts are positioned in the middle of the room for a vent to be placed, there are some rooms which have air ducts built near the walls right over the windows or even in a corner. You certainly don’t want to be blowing air toward the windows or into the corner because you will lose a lot of your air supply. Even if there is no window, you would still be blowing air onto a solid wall which can be a waste in most cases. Therefore, a 3-way air supply vent would be more suitable in this situation. The side of the vent without the louvers or opening would face the wall and the other three sides would face the rest of the room. So, make sure you pay attention to where your air duct is positioned on the ceiling when you go to purchase a ceiling air supply vent. When you order from us you can let us know the percentage you need each direction of air flow for further customization of your solid wood vent.
Custom & Standard Size Orders Welcome!