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Custom Work

Yes, we do custom work.  And we can ship anywhere on the planet.

We can make stereo cabinets, entertainment centers, wide screen television cabinets, CD DVD cabinets, bookcases, complete wall systems, and widescreen tv cabinets—any kind of cabinet you’d like. Even specialized cabinets like LP or reel-to-reel. Unique collectible or display cabinets.

We love a challenge.  And our purpose-built factory is equipped for it.  Our main wood saw is nineteen feet square!

We can produce your designs in any kind of wood, and from our decades of experience, we have contacts for sourcing just about anything.

We can do custom colors in the Minwax Wood Finish palette. Or we can do custom colors in any solvent using the tried-and-true Lockwood Aniline Dye Stains.  We can also do any acrylic latex color.  Just tell us what you want.

We color, sand, and color again. The final clear topcoat is a Sherwin-Williams professional acrylic urethane satin gloss.  We cure it with ultraviolet light.  It’s an exceptionally durable, no-emission finish.

Turnaround on custom pieces is usually one month.  Custom colors take a little bit longer. 

For custom work, we’ll quote you a price that includes shipping.  We build the piece, but before we finish it, we email you a photo.  After you approve it, we disassemble it, finish it, pack it with TLC, and then ship. We can delay a ship, hit a target arrival date, or ship signature required. There's an illustrated hardware checklist in the carton along with easy assembly instructions.  We’re here to support you as you set up.

Here are some examples of our custom work along with some customer comments: 

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Here's our SC1952 finished in a Minwax Golden Oak on red oak. The shelves are 18 inches wide for typical modern home theater components.

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This is the same SC1953 cabinet in Minwax Golden Oak with clear tempered glass doors and wooden doors to hide a record collection. Custom made but such a great idea that we now offer it as one of our a regular products.

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This is a top detail of an entertainment center we made finished in Minwax Gunstock Oak. It's sized for a large vintage Kenwood reciever collection.

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This is an Oak cabinet we made for a customer who wanted it to double as a room divider.  It was his design.

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This is an unfinished oak DVD bookcase we made for a San Francisco apartment. It needed to fit in a certain spot. She was so happy with the result, we ended up making quite a few cabinets for her.

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This is an oak stereo cabinet with a black satin finish we made for a client with a collection of vintage Sony receivers and components. We had to make it extra large because those early Sony's were mammoth!  They're still beautiful, though, and still producing exceptional sound.  Here's what the customer had to say: "The new cabinet arrived with zero damage. Everything looks great, and I'm digging the black finish. I'm thrilled!"

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This is a six-foot high SC2272 entertainment center finished in Minwax Gunstock Oak. The pigments in the stain have a nice balance of red and brown. The summer and winter grains on the oak contrast nicely. All the exposed edges were capped with solid oak so we could do our trademark rounded edge.

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This unfinished maple bookcase is eight feet tall. We can make them even taller, although it's more economical shipping-wise to make stacking units. After we took this picture, we sanded it to a bright white and gave it a beautiful clear satin finish.

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Here's a maple lowboy bookcase with adjustable shelves and a clear satin finish we made for the same San Francisco apartment mentioned above.

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Here's maple bookcase number two for the same San Francisco apartment. It's bigger and sits in the same room with the bookcase above. 

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This is BC1330 black on oak with a satin finish. I apologize for the reflections. Light streams into our factory through the clear overhead skylights, which makes photography a challenge!

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Here are two custom maple stereo cabinets for each side of a customers fireplace niches. There are custom cut outs in the backs for her pre-wired sound system. A Minwax Gel Stain would have yielded a more even stain coat on maple...but this is the color she wanted! What you see is our best effort and a perfect satin top coat, as always! We are here to serve.

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This is a SC2248 in maple with our standard clear satin finish and hard rock maple edging. The contrast with the black stereo components is nice.

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This is our SC2230 in a Minwax Ebony stain with satin gloss top coat. The summer grain is a very dark brown, while the dominant winter graining is black. I love the nice organic finish, which shows off the natural wood grain beautifully. In fact,  liked it so much, I added this piece in this finish to our product line. Imagine pairing this finish with our gray tint glass!

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Here's the SCDW33 in Minwax Golden Oak with satin top coat. A wide flat screen TV would go on top nicely or can be wall mounted above. There's plenty of storage for an extensive home theater entertainment center.

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This is the SC2272 in maple with a clear satin finish. All the edging is in quarter sawn hard rock maple with some figuring and flame in the grain. Nice! Maple like this is a standard selection of our entire line. 

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Here's a bookcase wall system in maple with a toe kick to raise the back above the base board trim for a flush wall mount with discrete right angle brackets.  I made this for my good friend, Charmaine, who's also one of my best customers.  She loves sea birds as you can see. (pun intended!) 

 

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This is a customer photo of a pair of maple entertainment centers finished in Minwax Golden Oak stain. They have matching single glass doors which are shown open.

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This is a 72-inch high x 40-inch wide maple DVD cabinet we made in midwestern soft maple to fit a specific spot in an apartment. The customer was delighted! We added a middle divider to eliminate any shelf sag risk. The edge banding is hard rock maple with some figure because it ends up quarter sawn. The back is luan plywood.

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Here's 36-inch wide by 30-inch tall cabinet for a record collection.  It's finished in Minwax Golden Oak with clear satin top coat. This will match the stereo cabinet the customer bought from us previously. It's low enough to fit under a window. Here's what the customer had to say:  "I received the record cabinet yesterday and assembled it last night. It went together fine and it looks great. Thanks very much!"

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This is the model SC1973 with full length glass doors and 11-inch high wood doors for reel to reel tapes, DVDs, and headphones. I finished it in Minwax's Ebony Wood Finish with our satin top coat.  Although I built it as a custom project, once again, it was such a wonderful idea that I added it to our product line. This 73-inch tall cabinet has 18-inch wide shelves for modern components. It can display a complete sound system in a minimal footprint.

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Here we did a single door pane in gray tint for a 53-inch high stereo cabinet. It has black hinges and a magnetic touch latch. It works beautifully, and there were no issues with shipping it. Consider this door when ordering!

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We did the this 27-inch high model SC2224 stereo rack in a hand rubbed Minwax light walnut stain that accents the summer and winter grains nicely.

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Here's a black oak stereo rack with gray tint tempered glass doors. It's 45-inch high x 19.5-inches deep x 21-inches wide. The customer requested three shelves for a Macintosh system. I bet it sounds real nice!

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This is our regular BC772 DVD bookcase in maple finished with Minwax Sedona Red and full length gray glass doors with all black hardware.

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Here's a black oak SC1953 stereo component rack we finished with a satin lacquer top coat.

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Here's a custom 19 1/2" wide by 45" high stereo in black oak with a satin lacquer top coat.

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Customer photo of side by side BC772 DVD bookcases in Minwax Golden Oak finish.

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Customer photo of a custom entertainment center built for a vintage component collection. The figure from the quarter sawn edge banding really pops!

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Here's a custom black entertainment center we built living in it's new home.

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An SC2224 with a Natural Minwax finish on oak hosting a nice small sound system.

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 Dark walnut triple wide DVD cabinet adjustable shelves and base trim. This will make an attractive installation!

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Triple wide natural maple DVD cabinet with header and base trim.

 sc2224 charcoal gray finished stereo cabinet by decibeldesigns.com

 SC2224 finished in Minwax Charcoal Gray. Looks fantastic!

swivel bookcase custom Minwax Gunstock finish by decibeldesigns.com

One of two different sized custom bookcase swivels built for a retired Hollywood screenwriter. His house was full of intriguing custom furniture he'd collected over the years. Minwax Gunstock finish.

 3 stacked SC2230 in Minwax Red Mahogany by decibeldesigns.com

3 stacked SC2230 stereo cabinets finished in Red Mahogany. You can really see the quarter sawn grain figure in the solid wood edge banding! Gorgeous.

Bowfront black stereo cabinet with faceted sides by decibeldesigns.com

Bow front black stereo cabinet with faceted sides and black glass. Very fun to create and a challenge. You can see it came out great. Client fitted the cabinet with a thermostatic fan as well. Nice! A further neat trick would have been curved glass!!

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84" high by 48" wide double bookcase. Shown without shelves prior to finishing.

A group of 4 SC2272 maple with a single glass door with locks by decibeldesigns.com

A group of 4 SC2272 in maple with single gray glass doors with locks. Custom base. These were beautifully finished with a very even custom matched blood red finish. Sorry no photo of the finished group!

 SCDW2245 gray glass with golden oak finish by decibeldesigns.com

 SCDW2245 with gray glass doors entertainment center. Room for a lot of stereo components with a widescreen on top or on the wall.

 Simple black reel to reel cabinets about 6 feet tall.

 Simple black cabinets for rack mounted stereo components.

 

 

Custom wide SC2248 for vintage components by decibeldesigns.com

A SC2248 finished in Minwax Gunstock. I didn't attach the base trim because it was due to be shipped.

Black reel to reel tape cabinet with clear glass doors.

Black on oak reel to reel cabinet with clear glass doors. 8 inches behind doors x 40 inches tall.

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Carmen had me build the above 60" high LP cabinet. These are his photos and note;
 
I wanted to tell you that I received your cabinet on Thursday of last week (a day ahead of the scheduled delivery) and assembled it within 24 hours.  Everything was very straightforward and the construction went smoothly.  I am more than pleased with the results.  I did add some felt padding on 1 x 2 planks that I glued under the base (running from front to back) which allow me to slide it along my hardwood floor without damage to either the cabinet or floor.  This took an extra day in allowing the glue to fully dry.  And then there was another day to transfer the records into the cabinet.  I attached photos of the cabinet with and without records and with the doors both open and closed.  I think it looks really nice, and so does my wife --- which is a tribute to your work! Smile
    So again, thank you for your efforts, I will highly recommend you to anyone interested in having custom cabinets made to order.
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 Cort had me build this black SC2272 entertainment center for all his components. You know he's tall when he puts his LP player on the top shelf!
72 inch high black oak with clear glass door entertainment center all vintage Sony components!
Gary is another tall guy! See the LP player on top? 72" high black oak with clear glass door entertainment center shows off all the vintage Sony components. Museum quality!
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Here's Gary's black oak 72" entertainment center with a nifty reel to reel added at the bottom.
 Entertainment center 45H x 22D in oak with glass doors. Finished in Minwax Provincial stain.
Entertainment center 45H x 22D in oak with open glass doors. Finished in Minwax Provincial stain.
Entertainment center SC2245 double wide in Minwax provincial stain oak with gray glass doors.
Shelves are set at 13 inches for large LP collection.
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8 foot tall maple entertainment center with 15" depth bookcase on top.
These will be clear finished and installed on the left side of the fireplace.
8 foot tall maple bookcase 6 feet wide
 
8 foot tall by 6 foot wide maple bookcase. 
This will also get a clear finish and be installed on the right side of the fireplace.