The Old Country Workshop (Onalaska, WI)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
The Old Country Workshop LLC started in business in August 2010. I build custom kitchen cabinets and fabricate solid surface and wood countertops. I also build custom built in furniture, vanities, and millwork. I like to build one-off pieces of furniture and bedroom sets. I help the customer design the project, build it, finish it, and install in their home or business.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
I used soft maple for the face frames, doors, and the drawers for the painted cabinets. For the Island and the exhaust hood I used southern yellow pine for the exterior. I used southern yellow pine for the drawers inside of the island as well.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
I used a woodmaster 718 planer molder for the mitered door stile and rail moulding. I used it for the crown as well. I used a Grizzly 36″ wide belt sander, Grizzly 20″ planer and Fein random orbit sander. I purchased a Mannix 10′ spray booth with a large carbon tower before the project. I also purchased a small glazing gun for glazing the painted doors. The glazing i hand wiped and I took me a while longer to get it the way I wanted it. The doors are all inset with KV hinges, Valspar pigmented conversion varnish on the white cabinets. The Island is stained to match the existing millwork. I made all of the parts in the kitchen from the legs to the doors. It is all hand made. I fabricated the LG Hausys solid surface countertops.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
These cabinets were designed around a 100 year old farm house. The homeowner and I took pictures of the old cabinets and millwork and put ideas together and designed a new kitchen with some of the old ideas and style. The island color matches the existing millwork. I made the drawers in the island out of southern yellow pine to try to match the existing cabinets. The glass in the upright cabinet is from an old barn torn down on the farm. This was a very personal project for the homeowner so I had a lot of hours designing and building.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
I made all of the parts in-house.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
I have a lot of questions about woodworking. As far as marketing, contracts, building, ect. It is nice to be able to talk and ask questions from some of the best in the industry.