After serving the commercial store fixture market for several years, I left to find more challenging projects in the custom residential market. In the year 2000, I registered Wood Generations as a sole proprietorship, and started serving my clients as a custom cabinetmaker. From the start, I've been on a challenging road. Defining m read more...
David did a fantastic job on our tiny condo kitchen. We needed to meet a specific deadline and he worked with us on that as well as our budget. The customized sizes that were utilizing every inch and the high quality material (ex. pull-out drawers in the pantry) allowed us to fit everything into our new kitchen that is half the size from our kitchen in the old house. Originally we thought that the new kitchen would be for show only, but thank you David for making sure that we can actually use it and not depriving us from the home-cooked meals!
David is a conscientious hard worker and has completed many projects in my house He was willing to listen to my input and take in my considerations when designing, building and installing. David does top notch work and I have recommended him many times to friends and colleagues.
David came to us through a contractor during our home renovation. He worked diligently to make sure that the new flooring matched the original. The crown molding intricacies were seen as a challenge which he took on to perfection. We were so pleased with his craftsmanship we asked him design/build a set of table/cabinets, and we are thrilled with the end result. David is a perfectionist who would be our first choice for any future projects we may have.
David is an artist with wood who has a passion for what he does and is evident in the quality craftsmanship of his work. I had him make custom wood wardrobes fro my bridal shop, and they are the show piece of the store. I would definitely recommend him if you want quality workmanship and a beautiful piece of heirloom quality furniture. His pieces will definitely hold and increase in value over time.
Wood Generations has a TrustScore™ of 4.0. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Aurora and the surrounding areas is 3.2. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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Custom cabinetry that reflects your style. Eco friendly construction that tailors your living spaces to serve your needs. The latest advances in cabinet hardware allow for maximum storage and utility in every setting. We are delighted to design for condominiums and other challenging spaces.
After serving the commercial store fixture market for several years, I left to find more challenging projects in the custom residential market. In the year 2000, I registered Wood Generations as a sole proprietorship, and started serving my clients as a custom cabinetmaker.
From the start, I've been on a challenging road. Defining my goals for design practice, manufacturing methods, and ecological responsibility has been an evolving process for over a decade. Currently, I work with a set of criteria that suit my goals and philosophy.
Good design should last. To me, that means that things should work as they are intended to, and the casework I build should be durable. Function should not be sacrificed on the altar of fashion and trend, but the millwork that helps order your life should be pleasing to the eye and hand as well. I'm not in the business of change for quick sale, or cosmetic alterations to turn a quick profit. My goal is to work with my clients, to produce cabinetry that works with them and fits their sense of style, cabinetry that will serve them for a generation or more.
The majority of goods these days seem to be stamped out by cookie cutters. Design is often subordinated to ease of machine manufacture and a minimum of skilled hand work. I use machinery where it is most suited, and hand work where fine details are needed. This gives me the freedom to design what works best, and use the best combination of machine and hand skills to bring projects to life. I keep abreast of innovation, and bring new technologies in where they enhance production, but won't discard a useful tool or technique simply for the sake of progress. Sometimes we have to move backward a little, to move forward.
I use a combination of solid wood, and engineered wood products. Each has its place, and serves a different function. Solid wood lends itself well to shaping, moulding details and structure. Plywoods and particle boards are very stable, and work well to provide large flat surfaces for working and defining spaces. If used appropriately, the combination will provide a better and more durable cabinet than either would alone.
Great strides have been made in the durability and function of cabinet hardware. I predominantly rely on Blum hardware for hinges, drawer slides and opening systems. I have also had great success with other European hardware for organizing space.
Cabinetmaking has the potential to be a very environmentally friendly trade. Properly managed, forests and wood products are endlessly renewable. I promote the use of domestic woods sourced from local mills wherever possible. I also give preference to Forest Stewardship Council certified products.
New technologies are producing water based and low VOC finishes. While water based finishes have had problems in the past, the newer formulations perform very well. Supporting their use now serves to encourage further improvements. I have wholeheartedly embraced these new finishes. Even though the initial cost is greater than the more common place finishes in terms of money, they save costly disposal and clean up. Long term, they are less costly to our health and our environment.
In the final analysis, well built cabinetry that will last for decades will stay out of the land fill. Even if the configuration must be changed, a robustly built piece can be repurposed or donated for use in other settings. With the appropriate use of materials, even refinishing well made pieces is possible. I strive to hold to all these ideals in each piece I make.
Wood Generations was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2012 for Cabinetry and Millwork and Flooring in Aurora.
|Main contact(s):||David Folks|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2012|
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|24 Hour emergency service:||No|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information:||Services listed by Wood Generations may not require a Trade License. Check local laws to confirm license requirements before hiring.|
|Insurance information:||Contact Wood Generations to request insurance details.|
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