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 |2020-01-22T11:34:50-05:00January 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

Creating Casework Shop Drawings

When it comes to Millwork Shop Drawings, at Superior Shop Drawings we receive quote requests that fall into two basic categories - Residential and Commercial. Residential Cabinets and Commercial Casework require a different approach to complete and while both are worth discussing, we would like to focus on the Commercial end for the purpose of [...]

By |2019-05-02T10:02:52-04:00May 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Benefits of Hiring an Outsource Drafting Company.

There are a few questions to ask yourself when considering whether or not to outsource your shop drawings. The first question is most likely will this be cost-effective? You probably have a few more concerning questions, such as How do I know that the company I hire will be able to produce drawings that are [...]

By |2019-07-05T19:02:02-04:00April 25th, 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 As-Built Shop Drawings?

When it comes to Millwork Shop Drawings, there are generally two common types - Submittal Drawings and As-Built Drawings. The difference between the two types is typically where they fall in the project schedule and information provided during a visit to the job site. Submittal Drawings Submittal Shop Drawings are normally completed prior to framing [...]

By |2019-07-05T19:04:21-04:00April 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments