A brighter future at South Shore Millwork!

Expanding our efforts in Living Green

Our third expansion project, as previously mentioned in our other two blog posts this week, is our solar project! At South Shore Millwork, we are really excited to be gaining greater energy independence through the world’s cleanest energy – Solar!

We have selected Borrego Solar to manage the installation of a solar array on top of our new 47,000 square foot millwork shop, and a solar array field on the grounds in the rear.

The solar arrays will produce 880kW of electricity annually for the next 30 plus years. There will be 2,242 of ground mounted panels and 646 roof mounted panels that will produce enough electrical energy to power our 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, office equipment and lighting.

Other ways we are Living Green

1. Our wood dust is collected by our state-of-the-art dust collection system into trailers that are hauled away each month by a New England-based wood pellet manufacturer. The wood dust is then re-purposed in the highest quality residential and commercial wood pellet grade fuel. The pellets, made from sustainably produced biomass, play a major role in reducing demand for fossil fuels. This renewable resource plays a significant contribution to meeting regional energy demands.

2. Our solid and scrap wood waste is collected in roll-off containers and hauled to a regional wood waste recycler. The solid and scrap wood is then ground into organic wood-based products such as landscaping mulch, soil blends and safety playground surfacing products.

3. We also recycle our finish stain and cleaning solvents in house. We employ a technology allowing us to minimize the waste created by our finish stains and cleaning solvents by 90%. Prior to purchasing this technology, our used stains and solvents were liquid waste that had to be responsibly disposed of through a third-party vendor. Now this liquid waste is recycled, and the liquids such as stains and paint thinners are cleaned, distilled, reclaimed, and used over and over with virtually no loss of effectiveness. The investment in this technology has created a cost savings to the company while minimizing disposable waste to near nothing.

We will continue to provide regular updates on the solar project, so please check back often.

If you would like to discuss a residential millwork or commercial millwork project, give Wayne a call at 781.738.3012 or  email him at wbarthe@southshoremillwork.com.

 

Unique Custom Conference Tables – Update!

Update on January 9, 2013

The custom conference room tables are complete and installed.  Our client could not be more delighted with the outcome (and so are we!)

unique custom conference table 1

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unique custom conference table 2

custom conference table, mahogany, brass inlay, leather inserts, lacquer finish, custom woodworking, custom millwork, Boston, MA, New England

From September 13, 2012 Blog:

Today we’re giving you an exciting sneak peek into a project we’re currently working on here at our Norton, Massachusetts millwork shop.

These photos show the custom conference room tables we are creating for a client. As you can see, our team is hard at work ensuring that the unique design of the tables is executed flawlessly.

The custom conference table and side tables are mahogany, and will feature leather inserts and bronze inlay. Once building is complete, the tables will receive a catalyzed lacquer finish.

Here you can see the concept drawing by the architect. We can’t wait to share the photos with you after this one-of-a-kind project is complete!

If you looking for a custom woodworking company to bring your ideas to life, contact us today! We combine smart project management and engineering with skillful woodworking to create gorgeous, high-end custom built-ins, cabinetry, furnishings, and more.

Unique Custom Conference Tables

Update on January 9, 2013

The confernce room tables are complete and installed.  Our client could not be more delighted with the outcome (and so are we!).

unique custom conference table 1          unique custom conference table 3

unique custom conference table 2          custom conference table, mahogany, Boston, MA, New England

From September 13, 2012 Blog:

Today we’re giving you an exciting sneak peek into a project we’re currently working on here at our Norton, Massachusetts millwork shop.

These photos show the custom conference room tables we are creating for a client. As you can see, our team is hard at work ensuring that the unique design of the tables is executed flawlessly.

The custom conference table and side tables are mahogany, and will feature leather inserts and bronze inlay. Once building is complete, the tables will receive a catalyzed lacquer finish.

Here you can see the concept drawing by the architect. We can’t wait to share the photos with you after this one-of-a-kind project is complete!

If you looking for a custom woodworking company to bring your ideas to life, contact us today! We combine smart project management and engineering with skillful woodworking to create gorgeous, high-end custom built-ins, cabinetry, furnishings, and more.

Fine Millwork Installation

At South Shore Millwork, we provide our clients with the utmost quality and customer service from the beginning of the project, with skilled, detail-oriented engineering, drafting, and project management, not to mention the impeccable craftsmanship of the artisans in our shop. But what would the point of all that be if we didn’t also offer skilled installation of these finished millwork products?

Fortunately, our New England millwork company employs a dedicated installation crew to ensure our high standards for craftsmanship and quality are met down to the very end. Many of the members of our installation team started out working in the shop, so they truly know their stuff when it comes to fine millwork.

If you are a Boston architect, designer, or luxury home builder looking for an excellent fine millwork company, please contact us today, and be sure to visit our website to see more of our work.

photo: South Shore Millwork

 

 

Skillful Installation of Fine Millwork

Rest assured, as a New England architect, designer or contractor, South Shore Millwork will deliver unparalleled service of the utmost quality. The company is known among the Boston design community for its commitment to craftsmanship and exceptional customer service.

The process begins with the creation of detailed engineering and drafting plans by a team that is highly regarded on the New England design scene. No wood is touched until the plans are approved by all involved.

Once everyone has signed off on them, the plans are sent to South Shore Millwork’s shop, where skilled craftsmen turn raw material into one-of-a-kind woodworking masterpieces including custom moldings, doors, windows, cabinetry, and curved and rounded pieces. Each piece is built using the latest in computer-aided manufacturing, as well as by hand when needed, and doesn’t leave the shop until perfected.

When the  woodwork pieces are ready, an installation team from our custom millwork shop will arrive at your work site to complete the project with the same high standards and attention to detail as our in-house crew.

Overseeing all of this is a South Shore Millwork project manager who will work closely with the architect, designer or contractor to ensure the entire experience is extraordinary. Contact us today for help with your next Boston design project.

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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If you are a New England area designer, architect or luxury builder, and are looking for a fine millwork shop in the Boston area, check out our website to find out all about us. You can browse past projects in our Portfolio, check out our published work in magazines like Architectural Digest and New England Home, and learn about our Norton, Massachusetts custom woodwork shop.

Got questions? Feel free to contact South Shore Millwork, where we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have!

 

 

 

Environmentally Friendly Custom Woodwork in New England

In times like these, when our natural resources are in high demand, it’s up to us as professionals, builders, and architects to choose only the most environmentally friendly products, especially when it comes to woodwork. If you and your clients are sticklers for the environment, South Shore Millwork can provide you with the greenest architectural woodwork materials in the New England area.

Architectural millwork

Visit South Shore Millwork for environmentally friendly architectural woodworking, no matter how big the task.

At South Shore Millwork, we strive to support the environment throughout our entire manufacturing process with the following green efforts:

  • Reduce– Instead of using pounds and pounds of paper, we look over documents on the computer, further reducing paper consumption.
  • Reuse– We are always actively searching for ways to reuse templates and jigs in our shop, which limits the waste of materials. We also reuse blue prints after jobs are completed to mask off casework.
  • Recycle– We recycle all of our byproducts such as wood scraps, paper, and plastic at South Shore Millwork. For instance, our sawdust is used for pellet stoves as a heating fuel for some residents. Paper is recycled into paperboard.

If you have any questions about our recycling process or general questions about our woodwork shop, feel free to contact South Shore Millwork.

 

 


 

 

 

Getting It Right With Great Drafting and Engineering Services

In design projects, preparation makes all the difference in the end result. Interior designers, architects, and luxury builders all face the same pressures when it comes to working with high end clients. They pay top dollar for the very best, so they want it done quickly and they want it right the first time.

At South Shore Millwork, located in Norton, Massachusetts, we are committed to providing the kind of high quality service and products that our luxury clients demand. We love working with the very best designers and builders in New England to fulfill their architectural millwork needs, and we get it right the first time thanks to our engineering and drafting practices.

At our shop, engineering and drafting always go hand-in-hand, and we create complete, detailed sets of plans for approval before we ever lay a finger on the wood. Contractors, designers and architects have commended us for the impeccable accuracy and detail of our shop drawings.

If you are a Boston-area designer or builder looking for a custom woodworking shop, contact South Shore Millwork today!

photo via Pinterest

 

Millwork in Bedroom Design

When designing distinctive, high-end interiors, the details are key. If you are an interior designer or architect in the Boston area and are looking for a custom woodworking shop to help you take your design to the next level, give South Shore Millwork a call.

Today’s homeowners expect much more when it comes to their bedrooms, and custom millwork can add that special touch that sets normal rooms apart from extraordinary rooms. This collection of bedroom design photos shows some truly stunning boudoirs that use millwork as a design element.

Custom shelving and built-in beds give this room a cozy yet elegant look.

Paneling painted in muted colors and intricately detailed molding combine for a subtle and sophisticated result.

Though paneling like this could be at home in a traditional interior, in this modern room it takes on a great graphic quality.

Crisp white paneling contrasts beautifully with the deep blue walls and keeps the room from being too dark.

The traditionally inspired custom millwork in this room creates a striking and beautiful contrast when paired with modern, casual materials like the rustic wood floor and grasscloth wall covering.

Are you a New England luxury builder, architect, or interior designer? To contact South Shore Millwork for help with your next custom woodworking project in or around the Boston area, call us today at 888.903.5308!

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