Woodworking to meet your needs
For The Entire Household
Custom designed and finished to the client’s needs.
Just for the children
Designs for their use now which will last a lifetime.
Timeless Classic Style
Projects rely on classic design, hand-selected wood for the perfect look.
Our Design Principle
GC Custom Woodworking provides quality projects to customers who appreciate the beauty of natural wood furniture, who value owning it, and who respect the skill required to create it. We work with our clients to develop a design that is specific and unique to their needs. As an added benefit to our clients, we use the services of a skilled Interior Designer who ran a successful Design company on Chicago’s North Shore for more than 25 years. Once a design is selected, we carefully hand-select and mill each piece of wood that goes into the project. Finishing for the pieces can range from hand-rubbed oil, to traditional shellac or lacquer, to brightly colored natural milk paints custom mixed for you. We accept only a small number of projects each year and take our time building them in order to provide the most personal service possible. The result of all this is the creation of a one-of-a-kind product just for you.
In the Workshop
GC Custom Woodworking has just received a commission to design and build a unique, custom furniture piece to safely store jewelry. It’s a large jewelry armoire. The design is based on a similar custom furniture piece we built two years ago. The armoire will have a real Chicago handmade wood furniture style: strong lines, clean[…]
This was an amazing project. The final product has the aged and used look that it needs to be a part of the unique collection of furniture that is in place in the client’s home.
First Step The evolution of this cabinet offers good insight into how the design process works. After initial consultation with the client, we came up with some basic concepts as conversation starters. The first step was to layout the “footprint” of the cabinet. The challenge here is that the cabinet will be placed in a[…]
The careful work that is required for this piece is paying off with a one-of-a-kind cabinet. The principal woodworking is done. All the carving and fitting have taken time. The top and hardware are installed giving us a good look at the piece. The next steps are to settle on the tone and finish. The[…]