Early in our history we realized that in order to meet our own quality standards and client needs, we needed to produce our own millwork.
What is millwork? We think of it as crafted woodwork that is not cabinetry--such as mouldings (base, crown, door and window casings, crown mouldings, dentils) stair-parts, brackets, corbels, beams, custom windows, custom doors, etc.
We produce our own mouldings in any shape. For remodeling projects, this allows us to match the existing wood in your house exactly—not just close, but exactly. For new houses, our library of over 1000 knives allows architects to choose profiles consistent with overall design intent, or we can create new mouldings if needed. We use lumber grading rules based on industry standards established by the National Hardwood Lumber Association and the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
We are wood experts. We research wood species and joinery techniques, so we understand properties relating to stability, rot resistance, ability to take stains, hold paint, hardness, etc. Many architects consult with us on wood selection for many projects, not just the projects we are producing. We, in turn, take advantage of the Forest Product Laboratory USDA Forest Service, the recognized world leader in wood science and research to help us with answers. We don’t guess--we research, advise, and create.
We often produce products from material with “chain-of-custody” documentation from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and other forest management programs. We procure salvaged material and often re-mill and integrate old lumber into a new project—giving new life to what others consider “dumpster worthy”.
Our millwork, like our cabinetry, integrates seamlessly into an overall project offering our clients unparalled design and value.
A small selection of custom millwork photos