Millwork for Architects

Our Norton, Massachusetts woodworking shop has been hard at work building not only doors, windows, and other architectural elements, but also our reputation, since 1991. We hire some of the best talent in the industry, and expect excellence from every single member of our company, from craftsmen to project managers to the installation team.

We have worked with many architects on projects throughout New England, so we understand what you are looking for in a custom millwork company. At South Shore Millwork, we work closely with you through every phase of construction and installation, ensuring the integrity of your design.

The millwork is a highly visible part of the total concept, so it is absolutely imperative that architectural woodwork be built to exact specifications- and that requires a company that is equipped to adapt to changes and collaborate closely with a design team.

If you need to incorporate specialty millwork into your designs, from historic reproduction to custom doors and windows, contact South Shore Millwork today.

photo via New England Home


Historic Preservation Millwork

Here at South Shore Millwork, we create high-quality custom woodworking for both residential and commercial spaces, as well as historic buildings. We take pride in our impeccable craftsmanship, and assure our ability to meet any millwork need by utilizing both traditional, time honored methods and the latest in modern woodworking technology. Through working with some of Boston’s best architects and designers, we have had the pleasure of recreating architectural elements for historically valuable structures throughout New England.

When restoring a historic building, the details are vital to the integrity of the project. Our excellent engineering and drafting services, combined with smart project management, ensure that the end result is a stunning success, every time. We create historic replicas of windows, doors, and more. Take a look at some examples of our work, below.

Our custom millwork shop is located near Boston, in Norton, Massachusetts. Contact us today for more information on our woodworking services.



Home Remodeling Spending Projected to Increase in 2012

There’s good news on the horizon for the home remodeling industry, according to this article on CEPro. Spending on home remodeling projects is projected to increase by 5% in 2012.

The Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has released a report- LIRA (Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity)- estimating that remodeling spending will reach 113.6 billion by the third quarter of the year.

Managing director of the Joint Center, Eric S. Belsky, had this to say about the forecast.

We’re beginning to see some hopeful signs in the economy, and the housing market is finally starting its slow recovery. That should prove helpful for home improvement spending as the year progresses.

As existing home sales increase, the market for home improvement projects follows suit. Combine that with improving attitudes towards real estate investment by lending institutions, and the picture is brighter for home remodeling companies, interior designers, and architects.

If you are a New England home improvement professional looking for a custom millwork shop, contact South Shore Millwork today. Our Boston area shop has over 20 years of experience creating beautiful custom woodwork for both residential and commercial spaces.

photo via Flickr


Boston Home Show Opens Soon

Homeowners, interior designers, architects, luxury home builders, and others in the home design industry will be heading to Suffolk Downs January 27th through 29th for one of Boston’s biggest design events, the Boston Home Show. The show draws thousands of visitors with over 300 exhibitors showing everything from appliances and windows to siding and finishes. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s going on in the home design world and get a feel for current trends, not to mention the $40,000 in giveaways.

There will be lectures and demonstrations on subjects as diverse as cooking and kitchen design, energy efficient building materials, the design/build delivery system, and organization. This event is sure to be full of interesting ideas and inspiration for both homeowners and industry professionals.

Tickets are just $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for kids under 12. The show will run from 4-9 pm on Friday, 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. For more information, visit Boston Home Show.

photo via Boston Home Show gallery

Dark Moulding Creates Drama

We’re all used to seeing crisp white moulding in both historic homes and newer construction. White can be a great color choice, contrasting with colorful walls or blending in to light walls for a subtle effect. But white is not the only way to go when it comes to creating interior design harmony with trim. Take a look at these examples of dark and mid-tone moulding seen on Houzz. Do you love these unique looks, or do you prefer classic white?

This natural wood moulding brings an unexpected element into an otherwise traditional interior.

The deep, rich wood tone adds an elegant masculinity to this living room, contrasting beautifully with the ochre walls and cream ceiling.

by Birdseye Design

This simple exterior door is a fantastic example of the power of black. The dark trim makes this entrance pop.

South Shore Millwork would love to work with you on your next New England interior design or architecture project. We can create a wide variety of custom mouldings and other architectural woodwork. Contact us today to find out more about our Norton Massachusetts custom millwork shop.

Astonishing Millwork Stairs

Millwork is often thought of as a staid, traditional design element, but in fact, the limits are only as small or large as your imagination. Take a look at some fabulous millwork stairways that show the whimsical, avant garde, or just plain humorous side of millwork.


This striking staircase evokes a spinal column, drawing your eye upwards with sinuous curves.The steps of this minimalist staircase almost seem to be levitating above the ground.

These stepping stone stairs are so steep they are almost ladder-like, but make a great graphic impact in the space.

These diagonal steps look fun and quirky, if not a bit hazardous.

The staircase version of Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory”?

If you are a custom home builder, designer, or architect in the New England area, we’d love to work with you on your next creative, innovative millwork project! Contact South Shore Millwork today to find out more about our Boston area custom woodworking shop.

Photos 1, 2, 3, 4 via Pinterest, photo 5 via Space Invading

Organic Custom Balusters

We do many different types of projects here at South Shore Millwork, but this one is so unique we had to share. Take a look at these gorgeous balusters we created for a home in coastal Maine.

These balusters (handrail supports) were envisioned by renowned furniture and landscape designer Hank Gilpin as part of an interior staircase. Gilpin is known primarily for his fine art furniture, which he has been building for almost 30 years, and his love of trees has led him into a parallel career as a landscape designer.Gilpin’s love of wood is evident in the design of these balusters, which capture the quirks and beauty of the wood perfectly. The balusters were carved with a live edge, meaning they follow the growth rings of the wood, and were hand-worked to showcase the knots. The result is a serpentine, organic silhouette that will provide subtle visual interest to the space in which they are installed. It was a pleasure for us to create these one-of-a-kind balusters and bring to life the vision of a talented artist and woodworker.

Balusters shown in mock-up staircase

If you are seeking a New England millwork shop to execute your design ideas, contact us today!





The Year in Review at South Shore Millwork

We’re so excited to see what 2012 has in store for us here at South Shore Millwork, but before we dive in to the new year, let’s take a look back at some highlights from 2011.

South Shore Millwork in the Press

A Proud Member of the Builders Association of Greater Boston

Going Green at South Shore Millwork

South Shore Featured in Boat US Magazine

South Shore Millwork Celebrates 20 Years!

Custom Mouldings 101

AWI Certified Custom Millwork

Getting It Right with Great Drafting and Engineering Services

South Shore Millwork on A&E’s Disaster Guy

Creative Millwork for Maximizing Space

Check Out Our Moulding Catalogue

South Shore Millwork’s Budd Kelley Named to “The List”

We are glad to have worked with so many wonderful builders, architects, and designers on projects all over New England during the 20 years our custom millwork shop has been in business. Thanks to all of our friends and colleagues for their support, and here’s to many more years of creating high-quality custom woodwork here at our Norton, Massachusetts millwork shop!