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Being attentive to details and conscientious rewards you in many ways. One of the jobs we are working on right now came about because the customer recognized that in us.

An architect that we work with owns a very nice bungalow style home and he’s renovated it himself with his own personal style. He understands that the devil is in the details and when he wanted to do his stairs, he chose us.
We went with Long Leaf Pine to match the existing flooring and keep the historical integrity of his home.

Long Leaf Pine is a material that I am very familiar with: I’ve done everything that you can do with wood to it, from market it to miter it. To say I like it would be an understatement. Each piece is a little “living history”, and what you’re holding was probably an established tree when the Pilgrims were landing at Plymouth Rock. It’s a beautiful wood, ranging in color from electric yellows to deep reds and browns, very tight grained, and hard. While there a lot of “Antique Heart Pine” products out there, really only Long Leaf looks like Long Leaf. Loblolly can be nice and even some old Southern Yellow can look really good, but Long Leaf stands above the rest.

It is an expensive product, ranging from about what you’d pay for a nice African Mahogany and up, depending on clarity and sizes. That being said, it is worth every penny.

We just finished his project this week, and I have to say it turned out very well.

As we got into the project, the scope grew, and we added cladding the walls and ceilings of his loft with tongue and groove clear yellow pine, the walls of the stairwell, and even the underside of the stairs, seen from below. We also built and installed a sliding door system at the first floor. The project looks amazing, and the customer is extremely satisfied. Mission accomplished, Team!

Winder grain running correctly, around the corner, it takes more time but it’s worth the effort We had to maintain straight and level lines of the tongue and groove around the room and clad the closet doors as well with an 1/8” clearance

Our customer wanted to be able to separate off his office, so we worked with him to design this sliding door. We had the door and the wall material’s horizontal lines match up, which presented an interesting challenge.


Juxtaposition – The act of placing things side by side for the sake of comparison or contrast.

That’s exactly what LWi Custom Cabinets has been doing, creating a new show room with juxtaposition in mind. The new mid century style desk is made of pecan with sleek straight legs made of aged long leaf pine. Several small vignettes showcasing various styles and finishes, is topped off with a bright red stained maple top edged with clear finished beach wood. Placing these quiet opposite wood species and finishes together creates a unique modern twist that greets the eye with Fun!

LWi Custom Cabinets is also beginning to create unique furniture pieces that won’t be found anywhere else. A Rustic Pecan Dresser, for example who drawers are actually a large door with nickle handles and feet for a modern rustic look. A new table recently created has a trestle live oak leg system with a pine top stained dark, the top edge in Live Oak with a raw edge.

Mixing things up and adding an unexpected twist creating something eye opening, is the new juxtaposition LWi is creating. Take a look at the new web link showcasing these new designs and ideas, and be inspired to come up with your own juxtapositions.

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