The Woodworks Architectural Millwork, Inc. was founded in 1985. With a one million dollar capital investment in the shop, the company has flourished since. In 1994, the company became both National and New England members of the Architectural Woodwork Institute. The Institute is a nonprofit trade association that was founded in 1953, and recognizes woodworking talent. Since conception, the company has prided itself in the fact that not one project has been left incomplete.
While working with companies to complete projects, the project managers bring a “team philosophy”, which entails working with the property owner, general contractor, project manager, architect and other trades as part of a team to provide a superior finished project.
Any questions regarding length of project, restoring existing wood work, quality and cost are handled with great sensitivity to put property owners at ease throughout the whole process.
Project managers use both CAD, computer aided drawings, and free-hand-drawing to produce whatever the architect may imagine. The company’s advanced equipment allows the sending and receiving of CAD drawings electronically and the ability to print them in the shop, allowing the company to deal with a customer’s concerns immediately. The other advanced pieces of equipment allow the company to consistently be ahead of the competition. With shop tools that include belt sanders, beam saws, and spindle moulders, the company also prides itself in its employees. With a team of fifty, they complete the process, from drafting, to estimating, to assembling, as one unit. They are dedicated to the projects and customers, creative, and do whatever it takes to get the job done well.
In 1994, the company was chosen through a “blind audition” to complete a woodworking project at Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, located in Lenox, Massachusetts. The hall, used for the Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts among others, is a true testament of the craftsmanship completed by The Woodworks. With the entire team’s help, the project called for over 25,000 board feet of lumber. The types of lumber consisted of Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Teak and Douglas Fir.
The Boston Public Library and the Boston Celtics Wellness Center were also projects that the Woodworks completed. The Library, completed in 1998, allowed the company to display its traditional workmanship. The team assembled and broke down the completed pieces before shipping to enable better coordination with the in-field installers. The Wellness Center was a large project that allowed the Woodworks to show it’s versatility. With conservative pieces of cabinetry, the company designed custom casings for audio and video equipment.
For the third time, the Woodworks worked with Cambridge Savings Bank. The project required a great amount of coordination early on, and careful consideration was given. The company tried to maintain the integrity of the project while paying attention to detail. This is proven by the labor intensive design used in constructing the coffed ceiling in the main conference area. Completely hand-tooled and made of a detailed network of hand-made squares, each with wood-trim cornices, the ceiling shows the Woodworks team’s patience.The Woodworks Architectural Millwork, Inc. is located on North Wentworth Ave in Londonderry, NH.
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