Main Category: Commercial
Sub Category: Office
Based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Dovetail Design is a custom cabinet maker working primarily in face frame construction in both residential and commercial projects. Projects include custom furniture, kitchens, baths, closets, bars, entertainment centers, bookcases.
Describe the project, what makes it unusual, and/or any outstanding characteristics.
This project is a floor to ceiling bookcase for a corner office in an historic building that was restored by the owner 13 years prior. The ceiling is nearly 12 feet tall, making this the tallest cabinet install we've ever done. A rolling ladder was incorporated in the design which includes two 45 degree corners. One wall of this historic restoration included an original brick wall that we had to scribe the cabinets to get a perfect fit, and to make it look like the cabinets were part of the original building. One small detail was adding some plinth blocks at the corners to replicate the original wood trim of the building. One of the more challenging aspects to this involved the crown molding. It had to be tall to fit the scale of the project, but couldn't project out very far due to the pattern of the tin ceiling. In addition we had to scribe the tin crown of the room into the wood crown of the cabinets. The file drawers feature two rows of hanging file racks that can be configured for either letter or legal files.
List any items that were outsourced.
Dovetailed drawer boxes were outsourced.