Woodworking

We are able to take any product from our rough material to a completely finished piece, but we can also simply plane and join materials, or prepare a ready-to-finish piece for you to complete. We are flexible and can prepare material for your specific needs.

Elderslie Woodworks offers woodworking and full finishing services for custom projects  using our locally sourced hardwood lumber. The Woodshop offers custom table, countertop, furniture, and door building, and these products can be installed or built into your home or business with careful coordination with your quality contractor or carpenter.
Woodworks Sales and Project Guidelines:
  • All lumber sales, project consultation, and finished piece pick up by appointment only M-F 8am – 5pm
  • All materials sales are final and non-refundable
  • All labor is guaranteed to satisfaction
  • Rough expected timelines for available projects and lumber (subject to change with seasonal busyness)
    • Day of – Rough surface, kiln dried lumber for your project can be purchased and picked up the day of your scheduled sale appointment
    • 3-week minimum – Surfaced lumber and slabs: S2S, S3S, and wide belt sanding
    • 6-week minimum – finished or jointed woodworking pieces (countertops, mantles, bar tops)
    • 10-week minimum – finished or unfinished tables, and interior or exterior doors
  • if a project requires a shorter than minimum timeframe, expedition costs beginning at 30% of project cost will be considered and discussed
  • All projects require a 50% deposit and final measurements/templates up front to start
  • Elderslie Woodworks does not perform any onsite work (including: measurements, templates, installation, or refinishing. All work performed and completed out our shop)
  • Delivery of stand alone pieces (tables, desks, not installed pieces) available starting at $200 minimum
  • Finished work must be picked up at Elderslie shop and must be done within 1 week of completion or notification.
  • All templates and measurements must be provided by a third party contractor or installer accountable to homeowner for fit, installation, and completion
  • Any change orders, emergency on site visits, or changes of work plan will result in extra billed hours at $90 per man per hour including drive time, consultation, or repair costs
  • Once the the finished work has been successfully handed off at pickup or delivery, the contractor and or homeowner is responsible for the piece through installation and completion
  • 20% cost plus markup on materials ordered through and contractors managed by Elderslie Woodworks. (It is preferred that clients order/manage these)
The key to a successful and life time finished woodworking is careful planning with all parties, communication of expectations, and written steps for a quality end product. Our work is guaranteed to satisfaction; if you do not find what we have done to meet your expectations, we would be happy to discuss a solution. All materials and billing are final once the quote is accepted and all work must be billed accordingly.

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER

Planing (up to 24” wide, 13’ long) and Joining (20” wide, 13’ long) dimensional lumber:
$90 per shop hour (1 hour minimum)

Wide Belt Sanding up to 180 grit (up to 36” wide, and 13’ long) dimensional lumber:
$120 per shop hour (1 hour minimum)


LIVE EDGE SLABS AND SPECIALTY MILLED PIECES

(beams, mantles, burls, curved elements, stock thicker than 4 inches –
discounts over 50 square feet surfaced)

Planing and Joining (same capacities as above):
$5 per surface/square foot

Wide Belt Sanding up to 180 grit:
$14 per surface/square foot

Pictured: Martin planer and joiner with two 8-foot 10×10 Burr Oak mantles. We can plane mantles up to 11 inches thick x 24 inches wide. These weigh approximately 220 pounds each.


Rough Milling
(skimming elements with circular sawmill to remove twist, bow, or cupping) for pieces wider than 20” jointer:
$80 fee + 2 per surface/square foot

Hand Planing, Sanding, and surfacing slabs (larger than 36 wide):
$25 per surface/square foot

GENERAL FABRICATION

We can plane, join, glue up, sand, and final dimension simple elements:
$60-90 per shop hour


Custom Woodworking
–  tabletops, bartops/counters, doors, wainscoting, and mantles. We bid a wide variety of custom woodworking elements (see galleries page for examples).

Fee Summary:
(minimum 1 hour billed and incremental 1/4 hour billing after minimum hour)
1 hour initial project or sale inquiry at no cost, $90 per hour additional (or billed into project quotation)
$60 per man hour in project quotation
$90 per man hour non-quotation work and planer, joiner, table saw work – 1 man
$120 wide belt sander operation – 2 man
$300 per hour sawmill operation (include loading, unloading, log handling, instructions while on sawmill, sawmill operation and sawmill blade change)
air drying and kiln drying lumber quoted individually (typically between $2-4 per board foot)
20% cost plus mark up on: materials ordered through and contractors managed by Elderslie Woodworks (it is preferred that clients order/manage these)
Lumber as priced in updated price book, lumber grade and bd ft quantity as labeled or determined by lumber sales personnel.
Call 316-351-2250 to set up an individual consultation or bid for your unique piece.