Fine custom cabinetry, furniture and architectural millwork in Ridgefield, CT
The photos say it all: we take great pride in our work. Everything we build, whether an architect's design or our own, is a one of a kind custom creation. From shop drawings to installation, and everything in between, we are committed to excellence.
Outdoor Teak Kitchen, Westport CT
Design by Michael Greenberg & Assoc. Cabinetry by Zander Woodworks, LLC.
Teak kitchen detail
Westport, CT Kitchen
Builders: Tallman Segerson Builders, Cabinetry by Zander Woodworks, LLC
Kitchen in Westport, CT
Architect/Builder: Michael Greenberg and Associates
Kitchen in New Canaan, CT With Antique Oak Island
Architect: Brooks and Falotico Associates
Classical Bookcase - New Canaan CT
Oak Vanity with White Glaze
Our shop is unique in that we specialize in using reclaimed wood from old structures. We buy it by the truckload from companies that dismantle buildings around the country, de-nail it, dry it in our commercial kiln and store it in our warehouse.
We often have a large stock on hand of antique oak, chestnut, pine and hemlock, as well as red, brown and grey barn siding. We use this wood for everything from counter tops, to front doors, to cabinetry...etc.
Why use antique lumber? A few reasons; first, you can't fake the patina of 150 years of wind, rain and sun, it's just gorgeous, and works asthetically in both modern and traditional interiors. Second, the quality of the wood is head and shoulders above what you can purchase new. The trees that were cut down 200 years ago were from old growth forests. The trees took a very long time to grow as they were crowded in the forest and didn't get tons of light. This causes the grain to be much tighter, increasing stability and beauty. Lastly, it is a very "green" alternative. The structures that our wood comes from were coming down anyway, the wood would otherwise end up in a dumpster. Plus, no new trees have to be cut down. Can't get much greener than that.
Why isn't it less expensive? Working with reclaimed wood is difficult. Let's say you want to build something... if you are making it out of regular oak, you call up the wood store, tell them how much you want and what thickness. Couple days later, it shows up at your shop and you can start building immediately. When we get a load of reclaimed material, we're getting the whole barn. Short pieces, long pieces, thick and thin pieces, rotten pieces. You have to stack the entire pile with stickers in between each row to dry the wood in the kiln. The kiln runs for 7 to 20 days, depending on the moisture content and the thickness of the material. Then, each piece, one by one, gets de-nailed. We use a hand held metal detector and a whole assortment of tools to make sure there is not one nail left in all the boards. (If you hit a nail with a blade spinning at a hundred miles per hour, scary and expensive things happen.) Next, it all gets stacked again before it is planed down and milled to the required dimensions for the project at hand. But, each board is different... hours are spent matching the color, type, character... and now, days or weeks later, you are at the same starting point as the new wood you ordered yesterday. Reclaimed is always more expensive, but if that's the look you're going for, it's worth it.
Grey Barn Siding, Rough Sawn Pine with Milk Paint Finish, Antique Oak Counter Tops.
Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Top
Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Cabinetry
Antique oak tables and bar for The Little Pub in Wilton, CT.
Reclaimed Oak Cabinets - Stainless Steel Mesh
Shed door constructed from reclaimed wood.
We make custom interior and exterior doors from scratch out of new or reclaimed wood. Beautiful front doors made from antique oak or chestnut, barn doors constructed from old barn siding... our custom doors transform any space.
Doors are delivered as blank slabs or prehung with hardware installed. We use solid wood "stave core" construction to ensure stability.
Chestnut dutch door, detail.
Chestnut dutch door.
Antique oak slab doors.
Antique oak interior doors.
Antique oak pocket door.
Antique Oak Front Door
Oak Door Detail
Staining oak front door
Antique Oak Tables - The Little Pub, Wilton, CT
12 Antique oak doors for the Iron Works residential development in South Norwalk.
Circulation Desk for Sherman, CT Library
Made from antique chestnut and red oak.
The Little Pub, Antique Oak Bar
Need a special piece that you can't find anywhere?
Walnut dining table, detail.
Walnut dining table for 10-12 people.
Custom dining table with carved words - antique chestnut
Whitewashed oak dining table. Interior design by D2 Interiours
Whitewashed oak coffee table. Interior design by D2 Interiours
Antique chestnut and milk paint.
Redwood burl coffee table.
Zebrawood and wenge bookcase.
Cherry shaker armoire.
Tall bookcase with sliding integral bookends. Padouk and rusted steel.
Unlike many cabinet shops, if you have not engaged the help of a designer or architect, we can design what you need. Having gone to college for a degree in fine arts, with a focus on sculpture and furniture making, design is my second language.