Doesn't your Dog deserve a "Den" instead of a cage-kennel? In reality, doesn't your home deserve a nice piece of furniture instead of an unattractive wire cage? Our standard size shown has inside area of 22 inches wide by 44 inches long, but all sizes are possible. We recently completed an inside dimension of 50" long by 32" wide, larger double size are possible putting two units together at your home with one top. We can design it to fit through your largest home door. Send us an email to discuss your requirement. We have hinged door styles, or our popular barn-door slider style - designed to keep your pet contained if you want - or keep the door open to let them lounge - we use aluminum powder coated square or round containment bars, or steel rebar for a more rustic look - let us know what you prefer! email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking orders to customize your den today! Any size, larger, smaller, taller, shorter -we have many possible styles and configurations to build! We have been installing LPV flooring in the dens for added functionality being water and scratch resistant, but also providing an upgraded nice appearance to the piece. For smaller pets, for example a Shih Tzu, we change the spacing of the containment bars - but our units can easily handle up to 175lbs of your precious family member.
We have expanded our range of "live edge" furniture, small tables, large tables, entry pieces, accent pieces, desks with a drawer. We use metal leg systems or constructed wood leg systems. We have access to locally harvested, kiln dried walnut, elm, ash and possibly other options up to 2.5 inches thick and offer many customizable options for small pieces or larger dining tables- reach out to us @ email@example.com to see what is possible for your project goal!
Our specialty are customized tables to fit your space, but we build console units from 32" up to 72" in length for the family room, for adding kitchen storage, trash bin recycling units with full extension soft close door systems, dressers, night stands and drawers with power hubs, hall tree entry units, convertible tables, with your choice of paint, stain or upgrade to one of our special finish techniques! You are in control. Check out our gallery of pieces we have built for our customers! All our furniture comes with floor levelers installed so you have a piece that doesn't rock when in use. Or if you want a butcher block kitchen cart with locking wheels, we have have you covered.
We build a wide range of large or small wood-metal furniture, or wood items including many styles; for example modern, contemporary, and farmhouse, customized to your dimensions or send us a picture of what you are looking for and we can discuss the possibility. The type of wood, wood pricing variability, the dimensions of project, special finish requirements, or if you want a “live-edge” project determines price. We require approximately 50% down for scheduling a project on our books.
Our Pleasant Hill Iowa Work Shop is where we build our pieces for Arts and Crafts shows and Custom Customer Orders in the local Des Moines metro area - we do not have a showroom but let us know what you are looking for in a project. Email us a picture of your space, or what you are thinking in a piece. If we don't already have it, we can likely build it. We will give you a fair price quote, especially challenging with all the volatility in wood costs today! We look forward to working with you and appreciate your trust in us!
Approx 1.5" tops, L42" X W11" X H30" - includes 7 mission style black powder coated steel features, or 6 + 1 decorative - Modern Grey, distressed white, black, Urban Bronze, or many others - We accept all customer orders for any size you might need in your space.
We build console table units, any size, large or small kitchen/dining tables/benches from hardwoods including Ash, Oak, Maple or you choose the wood that is your preference. Choose your Color/Finish - we use paints, stains, blended colors or special finish techniques.
Mike reinvented himself more than 6 years ago focusing on building hand-crafted tables in order to apply his finishing expertise that he had perfected and developed over 40+ years that evolved from his experience and ownership of a paint company. Mike built his reputation providing high-quality finishing services for new home builders – annually finishing over 100 homes. Over this period of time as the market shifted to lower quality requirements, Mike downsized that business to focus on other opportunities. Mike still does some painting of new homes today but decided because of his reputation for high quality finishing and painting, he would instead focus on providing those finishes to hand-crafted furniture that he would build and start to sell at local shows.
He started putting together his wood shop, buying a 13-inch planer, jointer, table and radial saws, wood clamps, and many other tools necessary to build small hall/entry tables so he could finish them with high quality colors and surfaces. At his first local craft show, in 2015, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, his 12 tables sold out by the noon on the second day, but that got his attention and that of many customers who took his business cards. He started getting custom orders not only for hall/entry tables, but then he branched out with kitchen/dining/coffee tables, Console units and many other pieces. Since 2015, he has built dozens of large tables, with all types of surface finish techniques that customers throughout the 515-area code continue to enjoy today.
They moved from Michigan to Iowa back in 2019 in preparation for future retirement. Theresa was born and raised in the Des Moines area, eventually moved away to better establish her career with a large telecommunications company. By chance she met Brad in the fall of 1999 while he was on a business trip to the San Francisco area for a large global supplier company supporting the surface finishing industry. But that crossing of their paths created sparks, and more importantly the opportunity for Theresa to move to SE Michigan area in May of 2000 where they both worked. In 2019 they relocated to the Pleasant Hill/Altoona Iowa area. Brad loves Iowa and that midwest lifestyle.
Theresa has always enjoyed design, being focused on all the elements of home design for the construction of two homes, the first in Michigan, and then the current home in Altoona Iowa. Her keen eye for how things should look and be presented help the effort to create pieces that have the widest appeal to the market. Theresa has a knack for predicting the next “trend” for color or design. Since a teenager, Brad has always enjoyed woodworking, and comes from a family of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and hands-on craftsmen. Brad’s grandfather was a well- known finish carpenter throughout central Oklahoma, and often watched him work and learned some skills while visiting his woodshop, and still today uses his grandfather's 1950's sears craftsman belt driven table saw!
Today, with our working alliance, 515 Customized Woodworks LLC has been investing in new equipment, recently adding a 7 square foot capable CNC (computer numerical control) Wood Carving machine, a 22” oscillating drum sander, and have added a 20-inch planer for the Pleasant Hill Wood Shop. In the upgrade of the shop space, Mike is creating a new spray booth area for the improved application of the high-quality lacquers and other coatings and surface finishes used on our furniture
Mike, over the past 13 years, specifically has seen a market opportunity because many crafters and hobbyists can build furniture, but he would see the finishing of the piece was an afterthought, often with low quality staining, painting or other finish application to the wood. Just in 2021, Mike built a monster table, with six 5” X 5” farmhouse style lathed legs, 10 foot long table more than 1.75 inch thick, 42-inch wide solid oak table top for a customer with his high quality finishing. The woodshop today is in Pleasant Hill and is currently being expanded under the 515 CUSTOMIZED WOODWORKS LLC company name in a working alliance with Mike. Currently we have over 1200 square feet of shop space for building & finishing furniture.
Hand-Crafted Furniture, One Piece At a Time for the Finish You Deserve!
We love custom orders. Don't see it?, we can build it. Email or call today to discuss your project.
Pleasant Hill, Iowa, United States