If any of you have ever been interested in the custom order process, today I'm going to outline exactly how it works with a kitchen island as an example. It is super easy and exciting because although we give you a good idea, you never actually know what the finished product will look like until it's done because each piece of reclaimed wood we use is different.
You choose the style of island
you want, the size of the top, whether there are cabinets below, or
just a shelf, whether there are wheels on it, or a footrest. In this
case, these customers chose an island with a metal frame with wood sides
and a metal back, footrest and overhang on one side for stools, a
cabinet with two sets of doors and a 6 foot by 3 foot top made from old
growth BC Fir. We give you a quote for the features and size of unit
you've chosen and you place a deposit so we can start building!
We provide you with a drawing showing the overall look of your island. Here are the examples that we did for these customers:
You would review these drawings and make any changes needed.
create production drawings for our carpenters and welder and send them
out so the unit can begin being built. We mill and prepare the wood
which involves removing nails, planing and sanding, cutting it to size
and gluing together the wood for the top.
the metal frame is done, it is powder coated so it doesn't rust. Then
the wood is built into it and the cabinets and shelves are installed. We
finish constructing the double top by adding a 2" piece around the
outside to give it the look of a thick top without all the added extra
The wood is then stained to the colour chosen and varnished to seal and protect it.
call you to let you know your island is ready, we receive the balance
of your payment and schedule delivery for a small fee depending on where
you live. Finally, you enjoy your morning coffee on your beautiful new
custom made kitchen island!!
process is basically the same with any of our large items that require
more customization such as cabinets, vanities, and TV stands. We try to
make the process as easy as possible. Now you have all our secrets and
how it all works so you can come and order your own!