We provide full drawings either by hand or in 3D. CAD programs are an extremely practical way to bring a project to life before even building it. We are able to capture proportion, test out arcs, and derive complete technical shop drawings for construction of each piece. However, some types of design are best left to the tried and true pencil drawings in order to capture shapes that become difficult with a mouse and keyboard. We are not afraid to do whatever necessary to capture the best lines possible.
The Process - Inquire
To begin to design your new item, we will start with a conversation with what you are looking for and what you want this piece to accomplish, aesthetically and functionally. The most beautiful pieces are as functional as they are attractive, so we want to make sure that what we build for you is as useful as possible. After some dimensions and musing, we will go to work drawing and estimating your project. We'll discuss the outcome of the design phase and make any changes that are necessary before moving forward. Once you are comfortable with the proposed designs, plan for execution, and pricing, we will take a deposit and begin work.
Please get in touch about your custom projects. We will answer any questions you have up front and estimate your projects free of charge.
“ I can personally recommend Austin Aaron of Dancing Grains Woodworks as a highly skilled craftsman with an impeccable sense of design.”
- D. Anderson
" Austin is the rare combination of artist and consummate craftsman; he is a wonderful choice for any custom furniture or cabinetry project. We have subsequently recommended him to two families who ordered similar tables and we have commissioned Austin to design a coffee table out of a slab of Myrtle." - David
We like our standard designs, but we love the challenge of a new project. As a full custom workshop with wood and metal fabrication tools, we are capable of building virtually whatever you have in mind.
We take your parameters and plugin our design expertise to come up with something as beautiful and functional as possible for your space. We build custom tables, dressers, credenzas, staircases, countertops, a wide variety of architectural elements, and more.
We have come to specialize in some areas of woodwork and metal work over the years. We have found that we excel at complex curved shapes, sculpting, carving, satisfying proportions, barn doors, and highly technical joinery.
To achieve the quality that our customers continually return for, we employ a broad arsenal of hand and power tools. Each has it's place. Some things couldn't be done better than with a simple hand tool, whereas you just can't beat the precision and speed of a power tool. We don't discriminate, we just like to get the job done.