woodwork Refined
5917 W 115th Street
Alsip, IL 60803
PH: 708-385-7255
FAX: 773-725-8821

Veneering Expertise
We work with solid domestic and exotic hardwoods on a daily basis, but we also have extensive knowledge of the veneering process. Thin layers of wood allow the greatest flexibility in design and is an environmentally friendly choice when looking to minimize raw material consumption. All of our veneers are hand selected for beauty and optimization. Veneer sequencing, balancing, matching, and sketch face designs are a few of the ways that veneers can be used to create unique, custom pieces.

Design Services
Our design process starts with an in depth interview and review of your space to identify the style and functionality you want to achieve. We will take measurements and photographs of your space. A detailed project proposal, including a concept sketch are typically provided within a few days. At subsequent meetings, we can show you different solid wood or veneer samples to help you visualize the grain structure and color that would be appropriate for your project. We can also provide additional concept drawings, as needed. Prior to the start of any project, detailed shop drawings are provided for approval.

Finishing Techniques
Beautiful finishes are a key part of fine furniture. In order to keep close control over the finish process, all of our finishing is done in house. We only use the finest quality products...our stock finishes are imported from Italy. Staining, high gloss/lacquer, painted finishes, glazing, and gilding, are just a few of the finishing techniques we are very familiar with. We can also color match to any color chip or an existing furniture piece you provide. All of our custom work includes a finish sample for approval prior to the start of the finishing process.