Wilson & McCracken Brings the Quality of Furniture to the Scale of Architecture.
Wilson & McCracken has made Engine House #9 in Lawrenceville for our home since 1984. Our work can be seen in numerous homes, churches and museums.
Our services include the design, finishing, and installation of all types of woodworking including Custom Millwork, Custom Cabinets, Custom Furniture, and Custom Entry Doors.
We also offer complete Stair Case Restoration. We can match, install and finish all types of paneling, spindles, rope twist spindles, newel posts, finials, carving, and hand-railing (both straight and curved.)
Our small, highly skilled crew is expert in all of the traditional wood working disciplines including: Marquetry, Veneering, Cabinet Making, Furniture Making, and Carving. Our state of the art shop is equipped with the finest traditional European Machinery, and has recently acquired CNC capabilities (setting a new standard for the Pittsburgh Woodworking Community).
Wilson & McCracken frequently develops working relationships with clients that last for decades. With that in mind, we approach every project as if it were a stepping stone to the next. Let us be your woodworker.
The process of ordering a custom door is easy. We?ll do all the measuring.
Unlike most Pittsburgh custom door shops, or woodworking shops, Wilson & McCracken offers a comprehensive service including, stylistically appropriate design, (or exact matching of original doors), precision installation (or pre-hanging), superb finishing (both hand brushed and sprayed), and wholesale prices on hardware.
Furniture Makers know careful layout of the wood is essential for an aesthetically pleasing result. With custom furniture as a major part of our background, we have the knowledge and sensitivity required to produce doors which our customers regularly describe as ?Works of Art?. Our doors may feature grain that runs continuously from panel to panel, or are ?book-matched? for perfectly mirrored wood grain. Sometimes the project calls for pegged joints, or through tenons. We?ve incorporated hand carving and custom moldings into our work, and have even built some in which either side of the door is a different type of wood.
Please take a few moments to peruse our web site. We hope it offers inspiration for your project.
Architectural Millwork: Any decorative woodwork which is a permanent part of a building is Architectural Millwork.
Wilson & McCracken has been matching and reproducing Custom Millwork since 1984.
Our traditional designs draw on the existing architectural detail for inspiration.
With our guidance the clients? ideas becomes a tangible, stylistic expression of their taste, adding functionality and beauty to their home.
Exterior Architectural (custom) millwork would include corbels or brackets, and ?all types of gingerbread?, porch components such as railing and posts, columns, entrance surrounds, doors, and gates. Because this type of work is exposed to the elements, we use a very select few species of wood, known for their durability outside. We also utilize several man made materials, like marine plywood, architectural foam, and Thermally Modified Lumber.
Interior millwork would include: wainscot, wood trim, doors, staircases, and built in cabinetry, libraries, staircase paneling, window seats, mantels, and shutters.
Wilson & McCracken treats interior millwork with the same respect as fine furniture, and employs many furniture makers? technique to achieve this high level of quality.
Book shelves flanking fireplaces and mantels are typical example of interior custom millwork. For projects like these, we?ll take the responsibility of doing all the measuring. Whether you have a contractor, architect, or you?re a do-it-your-selfer, we?ll make the process straight forward. We?ll meet on site to identify and head off any problem areas, before construction begins. We?ll provide a full set of large scale working drawings, as well as going over the installation process, in detail, in person, on site.