El Dorado Wordworks

Residential Millwork

Heussner Residence

This home located in the Houston Heights, was our first chance to test our hand at residential mill work in 2003. Prior to this, we solely did custom Arts & Crafts furniture. A good customer who happened to be a contractor, recommended our shop to his client to produce all the trim and custom cabinets in the house.

Needless to say, there was a huge learning curve not only on how to build and install, but also how to bid. The shop basically broke even on this job, but it is our commitment to produce the best possible product no matter what the circumstances.

I do get a chance every now and then to visit this home and after nearly 10 years, the quality still remains. I have seen all too many homes that are not this old and the trim and cabinets built and installed by others has not held up over time. When you want a job done right the first time with a guarantee to last, we are your one stop shop!

Maxey Residence

Built in 1920, this home was first remodeled by our customer in 2005. We were hired to do all of the trim work and cabinetry throughout the home as well as some of the Arts & Crafts furniture once they moved in. We incorporated a mix of true Craftsman style casings and paneling whereas the cabinets exhibited a bit of a Greene & Greene influence.

In 2010, it was decided to build an addition on to the back of the house to include a master bedroom, bath, closet and utility room. We were hired once again to create the same feel for the new rooms as we did years before.

We bring the same mind set and value to a project like this as we do for our Arts & Crafts furniture. The Quarter Sawn Oak is hand selected for best quality of figure, expertly milled, assembled and sanded, and we even do the staining and finish work ourselves.