Here at South Shore Millwork, we work with many different materials. But wood is the material that allows us to be the most creative. We appreciate what each unique piece of wood has to offer when applied to each unique set of circumstances. Our craftsmen take raw wood and skillfully turn, cut, press, glue, fabricate, and finish it to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Teresa Bell mentions in the Architectural Woodwork Institute Standards 1st Edition “There is a special appreciation for the unique qualities of wood among those of our craft. One cannot fashion a piece of wood into fine cabinetry, furniture, or paneling without developing an admiration for the unique pattern of the grain, rich color revealed through the finishing process, and the singular expression each piece of wood lends to the project.”
Furthermore, wood is a versatile material to work with. It comes in many species, sizes, and shapes and is used in a seemingly infinite number of ways. Michael Weismann, a research botanist further explains the virtuous characters of wood “Wood has a high ratio of strength to weight and a remarkable record for durability and performance as a structural material. Dry wood has good insulating properties against heat, sound, and electricity. It tends to absorb and dissipate vibrations under some conditions of use, and yet it is an incomparable material for musical instruments. The grain patterns and colors of wood make it an aesthetically pleasing material, and its appearance may be easily enhanced by stains, varnishes, lacquers, and other finishes. It is easily shaped with tools and fastened with adhesives, nails, screws, bolts, and dowels. Damaged wood is easily repaired, and wood structures are easily remodeled or altered. In addition, wood resists oxidation, acid, saltwater, and other corrosive agents, has high salvage value, has good shock resistance, can be treated with preservatives and fire retardants, and can be combined with almost any other material for both functional and aesthetic uses.”
Matthew Kennedy, senior editor for Fine Woodworking magazine adds “…and I’ve come to realize that what I find appealing is that woodworking allows me to be creative, and that wood is a wonderful medium for artistic expression.” We couldn’t agree more!
So whether you are looking for fine custom cabinetry, custom mouldings; curved, rounded or straight, custom doors with arched tops or radius windows, we can create custom wood pieces to meet any specification. South Shore Millwork guarantees you that you will appreciate our appreciation for wood!