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Solid Wood Built-Ins For Cape Cod Home

A Contemporary Cape Cod Getaway

Cherry Shelves made with sliding dovetail construction. Light grey stone fireplace with solid cherry mantle.

Cherry Shelves made with sliding dovetail construction. Light grey stone fireplace with solid cherry mantle.

Solid cherry shaker style drawers with ebonized pulls. Custom toekicks allow for the HVAC unit were done in house on our cnc.

Solid cherry shaker style drawers with ebonized pulls. Custom toekicks allow for the HVAC unit were done in house on our cnc.

We worked with the customer while they were remodeling their home. They sent us the design they had, the dimensions and we did the rest. Building the units was a nice change of pace for the shop and we loved putting it all together. The construction of this piece was done using sliding dovetail construction for the shelves. We wanted to use solid wood on the shelves so the cherry would age evenly. This was important because you can see the tops of the units from upstairs. Here are some installation photos:


As our shop continues to evolve, we are thrilled to start taking on these unique spaces for your home. So if you have an idea for us, feel free to send it our way!

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Trees and tables made in Rhode Island

Buying furniture can be confusing and difficult. Often times this is because we dont know where to begin... Building furniture here in Rhode Island gives us a great advantage because we are able to locally source our lumber, meet with clients, and deliver our pieces without much travel.

Here at Hopes Woodshop we pride ourselves on making sure that we are sustainably harvesting local trees. This means we primarily use trees that may have come down in a storm or were yard trees that were dangerous for homeowners and their homes. 

6 months ago I received a phone call at 7am from a friend that the Sugar Maple tree was coming down in front of her home in Providence, RI. I jumped out of bed and rushed to see if I could save this log from being firewood. As you can see from the photos below, I was successful!

 

We work with a local Sawmill in Coventry RI, that take these trees and mill them into usable lumber that we can build our furniture with. Once the lumber is milled, the drying process begins. This takes anywhere from 1-2 years until the lumber has reached its optimal moisture content of 7-10%. Below are photos of the stickering and stacking process. 

In 2 years we will begin hand selecting boards from this pile to become furniture. What they will become? Only time will tell... 

To learn more about wood movement and moisture content please check out "Understanding Moisture content and wood movement"

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How to go green 

Why Buying local is worth every cent