Knowing When to Submit an RFI for Millwork

Have you ever been working on a Commercial Millwork Project and come across something that wasn't going to work out as planned? Maybe you were laying out a Reception Desk and an obstruction was overlooked - creating a problem with the design. Maybe you were laying out a bank of Base Cabinets and the plumbing [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:51:51-04:00May 18th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

The Importance of Shop Drawings

In previous blogs, I have discussed the shop drawing process.  I've also dived into how to go about choosing the right shop drawing company.  The one thing I have yet to speak to is the importance of shop drawings.  We all know that millwork shop drawings are a set of detailed plans that aid in [...]

By |2020-03-02T21:10:16-05:00February 27th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

The Shop Drawing Process

Not all projects require shop drawings to complete a job. Yet, when needed, shop drawings are a vital part of the overall project.  In today's blog, I will dig into the shop drawing process. For this article, we will be focusing on millwork and casework. Additionally, I will focus on the custom cabinetry and furniture end [...]

By |2020-01-28T09:57:22-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Education|0 Comments

How Long Does it take to Produce Shop Drawings

When Steve and I receive a Request for a Quote, it is usually followed by two questions that are absolutely critical to being awarded the project. The first, and probably most important, is How Much do Millwork Shop Drawings Cost? The second, and equally important, is How Long does it take to Produce Shop Drawings? [...]

By |2019-07-05T18:58:42-04:00May 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Using Tech to Improve Shop Drawings

A couple of years ago, I worked as a Draftsman for an Arichtectural Millwork company here in Pennsylvania. We focused primarily on Commercial Casework and had a decent system for Creating Quality Shop Drawings. The process started on paper. Our Estimating Department would print off Architectural Drawings on either 24x36 or 30x42 sheets. Those drawings [...]

By |2019-07-05T19:02:54-04:00April 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What are Millwork Shop Drawings?

Millwork Shop Drawings are a set of detailed plans that aide in the manufacturing of Architectural Millwork and Casework. Often times they are produced by the Millwork Supplier and are submitted to an Architect or Designer for approval - prior to fabrication. When a Millwork Shop is unable to provide a set of Shop Drawings [...]

By |2020-01-10T04:40:23-05:00November 14th, 2018|Information|0 Comments