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Transform Your Home with Custom Millwork

Custom millwork is a great way to add a touch of sophistication and personalization to your home. Whether renovating an old house or building a new one, custom millwork can elevate your space in ways standard off-the-shelf products simply cannot. We’ll explore how you can include custom millwork in your home update.

Why Choose Custom Millwork?

Choosing custom millwork means selecting tailor-made wood products meticulously crafted to suit your home’s precise dimensions, designs, and aesthetic preferences. Unlike mass-produced alternatives, custom milled items feature high-quality finishes and attention to detail that enrich the character and value of your home. Many people think of bespoke furniture or unique moulding and trim profiles when they think of millwork for the home; however, it can also include hardwood stair parts made to match your flooring or countertops created to custom specifications.

The Benefits of Custom Millwork

Personalization

Custom millwork allows homeowners to bring their unique vision to life. It ensures that every detail aligns with their personal taste, whether it’s a particular style, a specific type of wood, or a distinct finish.

Quality and Craftsmanship

With custom milling, you are guaranteed superior craftsmanship. We meticulously craft each piece to meet the highest quality standards, ensuring longevity and durability. Our team’s extensive product knowledge lets us turn rough lumber into a beautifully milled finished product for your home.

Value Addition

When you invest in custom millwork, it can significantly increase the value of your home. The unique and high-quality hardwood finishes built into your home can truly make your property stand out, offering a higher return on investment should you decide to sell.

Black Walnut custom island countertop by West Wind Hardwood.

Transformative Home Millwork Projects

Mouldings

Mouldings are essential in any home, adding depth and elegance to walls, ceilings, doors, and windows. We can craft custom mouldings to match the architectural style of your home, whether it’s heritage, contemporary, or somewhere in between, and match the existing wood.

1. Crown Mouldings

Installed where the ceiling meets the wall, crown moulding adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room. With its gracefully curved profiles, crown mouldings can visually elevate the height of a room, often creating a sense of spaciousness and grandeur, signifying architectural refinement. 

2. Baseboards

Baseboards are important in home architecture and design, serving as a functional and aesthetic element. Positioned at the bottom of walls where they meet the floor, they provide a clean transition and conceal any gaps or imperfections. Custom-made baseboards to match your home’s hardwood flooring add a finished and elevated look to your interior design.

3. Window and Door Casings

Custom-milled window and door casings offer homeowners the opportunity to enhance the architectural character of their homes with decorative detailing. Whether opting for more traditional profiles or contemporary designs, custom-milled casings add a touch of sophistication and craftsmanship to any interior. 

Solid Wood Stair Components

Staircases are often the focal point of a home, and custom solid wood stair components can transform a simple staircase into a masterpiece.

1. Stair Treads and Risers

Crafted from high-quality solid wood, custom stair treads can be tailored to match your flooring and overall design scheme. Whether you prefer a classic oak, rustic Douglas Fir, or elegant walnut, using hardwood on your stairs can significantly impact your space.

2. Handrails 

Custom handrails not only provide safety but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your staircase. We can create handrails that match the style of your home, whether it’s modern, traditional, or transitional.

3. Balusters

Balusters, also known as spindles or stair sticks, are vertical posts that support the handrail along the staircase. We can create these in various shapes, sizes, and designs, allowing for endless customization options to match existing pieces or to create something unique for your home.

4. Newel Posts

Newel posts serve as the primary support for the handrail at the beginning and end of a staircase and at key points along its length. They provide stability and visual anchoring, making them essential components of staircase design. Like balusters, the options for customization are unending.

Custom Countertops

Custom countertops are a fantastic way to add a unique touch to your kitchen, bathroom, or any other space requiring a durable and attractive surface.

1. Kitchen Countertops

Hardwood countertops and island tops, such as maple, walnut, and cherry, offer exceptional durability. They resist scratches and stains, and develop a gorgeous patina over time that adds timelessness to your kitchen. Because we handcraft them for your space, they can accommodate any shape or size of sink.

2. Bathroom Vanities

As in kitchens, hardwood bathroom counters offer a luxurious and durable alternative to traditional countertop materials. With their natural beauty, custom-milled counters bring a spa-like atmosphere to any bathroom space. Hardwood’s ability to withstand daily wear and tear makes it a practical, long-lasting if unexpected, choice for bathroom surfaces.

3. Workspaces

Custom wooden countertops are perfect for home offices or creative workspaces, providing a sturdy and stylish surface that inspires productivity. Crafted to fit the specific dimensions of your workspace, a custom wooden countertop provides the perfect blend of practicality and style to enhance your work environment.

West Wind Hardwood for Your Home’s Custom Millwork

Our facility in Sidney, BC uses top-quality machinery to ensure precision and excellence in every piece of custom millwork. Our skilled artisans excel at creating custom pieces tailored to your home or tastes, whether matching existing decor or crafting entirely new designs that showcase your style. Suppose your home has unique trim patterns from a bygone era, typical of a heritage house. In that case, we can expertly replicate them, ensuring a seamless and cohesive aesthetic throughout your space. For those seeking to make a bold statement, we offer the option to design and craft distinctive pieces that stand out, infusing your home with character and individuality. 

Investing in custom millwork is a decision that pays dividends in terms of aesthetics, quality, and home value. Whether you’re looking to install custom butcher block countertops or add elegant crown mouldings, our expert milling team is here to bring your vision to life. Utilizing the finest materials and equipment, we ensure every piece of millwork meets your exact specifications and exceeds your expectations. Transform your home with custom millwork and enjoy its timeless beauty and functionality. Reach out today to chat with our experts.

Employee Spotlight: Dustin’s 1st Year BCIT Apprenticeship Training

Dustin Either has finished his 1st Year Apprenticeship at BCIT’s Joinery program. His project, a toolbox (how fitting!), had hand-planed and hand-cut dovetail corners.

We’ve put several employees through this 3-year program with flying colours. Here’s a look at his final project: