Custom & Restoration


If you have an idea for a project of any size, reach out with a description of what you are after and some photos if you can. Rather than settling for something that’s close to what you are looking for we can put our heads together and build the piece you have always wanted.


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Custom & Restoration


If you have an idea for a project of any size, reach out with a description of what you are after and some photos if you can. Rather than settling for something that’s close to what you are looking for we can put our heads together and build the piece you have always wanted.


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New Construction

At Refined Architectural Woodworking, we are proud to be different. Our unconventional take on stair construction allows us to deliver exceptional quality finished products to our end-use customers, while also eliminating one of the biggest risk factors on residential construction sites – poorly constructed or fastened temporary stairs-. Whether you are a home builder, contractor or a home-owner we believe you can benefit from our unconventional approach.

Why we're different


We start off by installing a construction set of stairs made from LVL and 2x10. This goes in at framing stage and is in place throughout the construction process to allow trades a safe means of access to all floors of the house. The stairs are then dry-walled in. Sometime between the cabinet installation and when the cleaners arrive we come back to remove the 2x10 temporary treads and build our hardwood stairs around the existing LVL frame. This all allows us to shop finish all the stair and railing components and deliver a fully-cured finished product that is more durable than a conventional site finish and is 100% VOC free (no harmful and off-putting smells coming from the stain and clear coat). It also allows us to build the stairs in place so everything fits seamlessly with no additional unsightly trim pieces.

Capping

Our outlook on stair capping is that shouldn’t wind up looking like a set of stairs that has been capped. We go the extra mile and cap over every visible component of a staircase.

Why we're different

We don’t use hardwood flooring, so there are no seams on the treads and risers. And when we are almost done we take out the hand tools and custom scribe all our trim work into the floors walls and ceilings as well. When all is said, and done, our capped stairs look like a brand-new set of hardwood stairs. As with our new construction stair cases all the components are pre-finished in the shop, so as soon as we leave the house the stair case can be put into service.

Refinishing

It's not surprising that we decided to do refinishing a little differently as well.

Why we're different

We certainly aren’t the only company the uses dust extractors with HEPA filters to keep everyone breathing easy during the stripping faze of the project. However, our use of high-output UV lamps and UV-cured wood finishes sets us apart. By using UV-cured finishes we can refinish a staircase faster, and healthier than the competition. We can take your stair case from bare wood to stained and clear-coated in a day. And because these finishes don’t cure by way of solvent evaporation like traditional finishes the risk of VOC exposure is eliminated. And as a bonus, unlike using traditional coatings, you can walk on the stairs the minute we turn the lamp off.

"The character and uniqueness is something special."

"I hired Eric to build me a custom piece similar to something I saw online. It was a shelving piece that attaches to the wall. Eric came by and we went over the piece in detail. He took all the measurements needed, and helped with suggestions such as stain colour and space required to fit each accessory. Needless to say the final piece was everything I wanted and more. I absolutely love the shelf. The character and uniqueness is something special. I was referred to Eric from my brother, and I'll most definitely be calling on him again for future projects. Eric is super easy to work with and fair. Thanks again Eric!"
~ Billy Lee

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