Our Process

Black Oak Wood Works

Thank you for considering us to craft your project

Our Design Software

Our Design Software

This is the summary of the design build process and what you can expect from us.  As a small shop owner Tom works on every aspect of your project from beginning to end and is committed to quality and customer satisfaction.

Crafting truly custom and functional cabinetry can be a daunting task , but our years of experience have enabled us to formulate a step by step process that makes the complicated easy and enjoyable . First we meet in our shop for a consultation to show all the products and services we offer and go over your blueprints or sketch. For our first meeting we advise you to bring simple space measurements along with photos and any pictures of cabinetry that you want to match or like the look of. The purpose of this meeting is to define what you want in your cabinetry and what it will look like so we can generate an estimated project cost . We can fax , phone or Email your estimate to you or go over it in person when you pick  it up. If we are provided with a design we can proceed directly to the proposal  stage. The next step is the design phase if using our design services . To proceed to this stage we need a work order for design time which is charged on an hourly basis , all appliance specs , finish and hardware selection  and accurate space measurements . This is also the time to establish a budget for the project and consider any upgrades that you might want to include . Design is an interactive process where we talk about cooking usage , special items and matching the layout and accessories to your lifestyle.  Once all necessary info is received we can schedule a site measure which should be performed before rough plumbing and electrical. We strongly suggest delaying these trades until final drawings are complete and signed off. After we complete the drawings which depending on the complexity of the project can take anywhere from a day to a week to complete we will meet again in the office to review the drawings and the Proposal which is computer generated and is the exact cost of the project.  Next comes the engineering stage when all drawings are signed , Proposal and deposit are taken care of and we order materials and print cutlists . Now we schedule your project for Production and at this time apprise you of completion dates. When design Engineering is completed we will visit the site and perform a walk through with you or your Contractor in order to verify and sync all dimensions with your building professionals. Next comes the Finish stage whereupon we put a beautiful and durable finish on the products for a lifetime of use. Then we deliver the cabinets to your location carefully wrapped in furniture blankets. Lastly the Install stage , this is when your dreams become reality as our certified and licensed Installers carefully plumb and level the cabinetry and fit it into place. When our team is finished your project is complete and ready for a lifetime of use and enjoyment.