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22 Jun 2018

What is Custom Millwork? Here Are Its 5 W’s

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1. What is Custom Millwork?

Historically, architectural millwork drafting comprised of exterior finishes, interior-finishes for building construction and decorative components produced in wood mills. In modern times, millwork detailing also incorporates alternatives of wooden products including plastics, synthetics and wood-adhesive composites.

Millwork comprises of ready-made carpentry elements which can be quickly installed in any building. Some of the most sought after millwork drafting services include requests for millwork cabinets, custom wood panel, doors, and window casings. Common materials used in custom woodworking today include code compliant fasteners, graded lumber, many different types of glasses, decorative coatings and finishes. Nearly all custom millwork can be installed in a building with little or very minor modifications during construction.

2. Why does my building need custom millwork drafting?

Architectural millwork detailing is a must-have for your building if you want to:

  • Create a unique space

  • Premium quality pieces with accentuated aesthetics

  • Show-off excellent craftsmanship

  • Increased resale value

  • Create a unique space

At BluEntCAD, we’ve always believed that the AEC industry has a mind of its own. Buildings identify with the personal choices of their owners. Architectural millwork is not only cost-effective in the long run; it also oozes out your personal style statement. With custom millwork services, you achieve your construction objectives inside your decided budget while keeping your sense of individuality intact.

That’s surely a win-win!

Own premium quality pieces with accentuated aesthetics

Custom commercial millwork comprises of only high-quality wooden components. This is of special importance to homeowners who disapprove of mass-produced pieces of commodity manufacturers; since mass-produced components are usually not at par with the workmanship, material quality, profiling and designs of custom casework.

The same applies to any millwork drafting company. For instance, at BluEntCAD, we ensure that all the shop drawings we create for millworkers pass through a three-step inspection so that the finished product speaks of the time, effort and creativity invested in them. Since office modular casework and residential millwork are usually tailor-made, the aesthetics vary significantly from the mass-produced components.

Show-off excellent craftsmanship

Custom millwork detailing ensures great craftsmanship. We talked about how discerning homeowners want to add their own style statements to their residential or commercial projects. This can surely be done if you go for custom millwork service.

If you are unsure as to what kind of millwork components you should go for, talk to our experts. We’d love to discuss your millwork shop drawing requirements and offer insights. Just drop us an email and we’ll get back to you.

Increased resale value

We often get to hear from our clients, “We love custom millwork service, but it is costly.”

We agree. But then, look for the long term investment. A building with custom components is going to be a little on the higher side of your budget, but these components will increase the resale value of your property. For a new project, millwork detailing typically costs less than 5 percent of your total construction budget and the final resale value of your finished building is definitely going to be higher than the initial investment.

Which means, going for architectural millwork drafting services is worth your time, money and involvement!

3. Who should go for custom millwork?

The answer to this one is simple.

Every construction project should undertake custom millwork service.

When we discuss their construction projects at BluEntCAD, we always tell our clients to opt for customized millwork. Do not think that your contractor or architect will ask you to look for a drafting services company. But, if you want premium products that stand out and increase the resale value of your property, then millwork is worth giving a thought to!

4. Where to find millwork services?

Not to brag, but we recommend us!

BluEnt’s expert CAD drafters have a combined experience of over 80 years. How’s that for a start? We have worked with giants like Complete Millwork Services Inc, Wisconsin Built Inc, Melbourne Architectural Millwork Company, Western Millwork Inc, Pacific Cabinets Inc, B & C Cabinet and Millwork Inc and Commercial Casework Inc besides several other awesome clients. Why don’t you give us a try? Schedule a free consultation today!


How to choose the right millwork shop drawing services?

Before you hire a contractor to start working on wood, you need to get your shop drawings designed.

So, what is shop drawing?

Shop drawings are detailed plan sets that elaborate on construction documentation. They are specifically used for the fabrication of tile and stone into finished products.

With the help of shop drawings, architects, designers, and contractors can communicate more freely. For instance, when you engage the experts at BluEntCAD to work for you, they assimilate all information from construction documents along with design intent and as-built field dimensions.

Shop drawings are very critical pieces of overall construction documents, ensuring that every detail is accurate. They not only provide the right information to contractors but allow seamless coordination between the contractor, fabricator, manufacturer and client.

There are several factors that need to be taken into account before you finalize a shop drawing service company.

Here’s how you can do so:

  • Look for quality at affordable costs

    For any architectural drawing project, the budget is always a constraint. Before you start your negotiation with a drafting company, ask yourself the following questions:

    • How complex is my project?

    • What is my project size?

    • What kind of a business model am I looking to engage with?

    Not only will you be able to assess your budget for getting your shop drawings done, you will get a fair idea of the extent of investment you will need on your project.

    Alternately, you can ask BluEntCAD’s experts to help you out!

  • Turnaround times

    In our experience, some clients focus on just getting the work done, while others like to take their time – pondering over the most trivial details. Both of these approaches work for us since BluEntCAD is committed to delivering at your pace and not ours.

    You should expect the same of every other contractor that you decide to work with! The typical turnaround time is anywhere between 1 to 2 weeks and the timeline depends on the complexity and size of the project.

    5. When can I get my drawings delivered?

    As soon as you finalize the contract with us! *Wink wink*

    Just kidding.

    We offer high-quality shop drawings with specialization in Casework and custom millwork service at great prices. We’ll not only deliver you your ready designs in a short time, but they will also have all elements of your personal style.

    Write to us for finding out more.

    Maximum value. Achieved.



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