New Home Construction

About

Against the Grain Carpentry offers a wide variety of carpentry related products and services, including:

  • New Home Construction,
  • Remodeling, and
  • Wood Art Products.

Our team has many combined years of experience in these areas of expertise. Whether you are looking for a new home built from scratch, a home addition, a home remodeling project, or just new decoration for your house, we can help you out.

Wood Art

Intarsia is best known as a mosaic of wood fitted and glued into a wooden support. Using the complex spirals and whorls that only nature can provide, the graduation of grains and the unique colors of multiple woods are used to create life like subjects. Many of the larger pieces can contain 300 to 500 pieces of individually cut, sanded and glued pieces of wood.  Commissioned full wall murals of action scenes or natures backdrops for businesses and home owners are current projects for Against the Grain Carpentry, while pet owners and sentimentalists have been thrilled with the reproductions of their subjects. Custom projects of any size or detail are available as well as patterns for most of the originals pieces.

Custom Pets:

Many pet owners are intrigued by the likeness of their beloved pet immortalized in wood.  Each piece is individual to the subject and prices are determined by the size and intricacy of detail.
Dogs, cats, horses, birds or any pet photo can be reproduced in wood.

Contact us for more information.

Coffee Shop

Coffee Business Remodel

After a recent coffee shop remodeling project, we thought we would reflect upon the process and publish some ideas to keep in mind, if you ever find yourself building or remodeling a coffee shop.

One of the best ways to increase your annual income is starting a coffee shop business. However, running a coffee shop can be tough for novices. It is wise to conduct proper research before entering this business. You can start a new business or acquire an existent one. If you decide to buy an existent business then it will be important to remodel the same. Coffee shop remodeling is not only costly but also time consuming. It is wise to understand what you are about to get yourself into before you embark on a project such as this. It is not mandatory to hire an expert to undertake the renovation on your behalf since you can do it yourself. Here are simple coffee shops remodeling ideas.

Install New Lighting System

Lighting is another important aspect that you cannot afford to ignore when redesigning a coffee shop. It is advisable to consider the idea of installing a new lighting system. Most customers would prefer to have drinks at a place with adequate light. It is essential that you look for the right lighting system in order to make it more attractive to your customers. In addition, ensure that you use objects as well as finishing touches that offer the required reflective properties. This will ensure that there is adequate light for the customers to enjoy their visit.

Replace Old Furniture

You should also think about comfortable furniture when remodeling the shop. It is recommended that you include furniture cost in your remodeling budget. If the coffee shop you want to acquire has old pieces of furniture, ensure that you replace them with new ones before opening the doors to your business. Comfortable furniture will make your customers want to keep coming back for drinks in future. Regardless of the amount of money you are going to part with in order to replace the old furniture, the sacrifice is worth it.

Consider the Cleaning Aspect

When undertaking your remodeling, ensure that you take into account the cleaning aspect. Cleaning is very important if you would like to attract more customers and keep current customers coming back. No one would want to have a drink at a place that is not clean. Ensure that the new design will allow for easy cleaning once you are done. Look for materials that are not only easy to clean but also effective when it comes to camouflaging any form of stains. In simple words, you should look for materials that allow for frequent use at the coffee shop. A clean establishment is more likely to do better than one where hygiene is an issue of great concern.

Provide Proper Ventilation

Ventilation is among the things you cannot afford to ignore when remodeling your coffee shop. The ventilation of your business will also contribute towards the comfort of your customers. Make sure that the shop is properly ventilated before your start running the business.

In summary, coffee shop remodeling entails several aspects. Among the crucial areas of remodeling include lighting, cleaning, ventilation and acquisition of new furniture.