7/25/2013: Custom built-ins

Guest blog today from Leah Daly on her new living room built-ins.

We vetted 3 companies, looking for something that would fit in stylistically with the rest of the 1940 house. We ended up using Shaun Ritter, owner of Needham Woodworking. They were great — easy to work with and very professional.

They build the units off-site and install in one day; there was about a 6 week wait time for completion. During the initial consultation, we designed the unit together – Shaun was more than happy to revisit the design once we had thought about it some more and realized a few changes we wanted. He and his guys have a background in A/V, and so they also installed our TV and cable systems with the bookshelves. They will be back next week for touch-ups and to put on the knobs.

We were very impressed with their attention to the little details. They were able to match our somewhat uncommon molding, fitted molding to the front of the shelves, and use quality hardware inside of the doors (key if you have kids who might be prone to slamming things).

They do any kind of custom cabinetry, desks, etc. We would definitely hire them again if we were to do any more projects like this one.

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