Hi there and welcome to my workshop! My name is Allen and I specialize in making mantels, floating shelves, and built-ins for your home. I work exclusively with premium, furniture grade lumber and have fine tuned a very natural looking, distressed finish in Alder (it is much more than banging it with hammers and chains...). My process gives a rustic, reclaimed look, yet is very refined and smooth to the touch - perfect for the modern farmhouse look. I offer a couple different distressed options to go with just about any style. Other hardwoods like maple, white oak and walnut are also available and typically left smooth.
I spent the last 12 years in another very creative, visual field (my old FB page is still up, Doberenz Photography). While my primary craft has changed, my desire to create something artistic and unique is what led me down this new path (also, less time on the computer). I love the idea that I'm creating something that will possibly last many lifetimes. I am a one person show, so everything from meetings to building and even installing, ensures a level of craftsmanship that is hard to find these days. But it can limit the size of projects I take on - mainly the overall physical size and the time frame needed.
Fill out the contact page or shoot me a txt to get some ballpark numbers and start the discussion. I'm happy to work with individual homeowners, general contractors, remodelers, and designers.