NEWwoodworks Selected as Business of the Month by Shortsville Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce

For over 20 years NEWwoodworks, our fine woodworking division, has specialized in handcrafted cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom designed interior furnishings from their shop in Shortsville, NY. The Shortsville-Manchester Area ChamBusiness of the Monthber of Commerce (SMACC) is a volunteer organization that promotes progress and a positive business climate. NEWwoodworks has supported local Shortsville activities for many years, including the annual Wild Water Derby, and has been recognized by SMACC as business of the month.

“Crafting projects from antique reclaimed wood is a unique privilege,” remarked Rob D’Alessandro, General Manager. “We’re excited to be recognized by the Shortsville Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce as a Business of the Month.”

NEWwoodworks has built a reputation as the go-to shop among designers and architects for taking on challenging, one-of-a-kind, custom woodworking projects. Each piece is hand-crafted using sustainably harvested and often antique wood by skilled craftsmen and design software. Thanks to experience, talented hands, digital technology, and good-old-fashioned creativity the more unique, the more difficult, the better the project.

The craftsmen at NEWwoodworks have knowledge and abilities which ensure every project is a work of art, whether it’s doors, cabinetry, stairs, tables, wine rooms, or commercial fixtures. They have worked with world-famous retailers, hotels, restaurants, and spas to bring the vision of the brand and the designer to life. Great attention is paid to the details: hand-forged hardware, oil rubbed finishes, and antique wood-with-a-story-to-tell are a few of the features incorporated in their products.

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About:
NEWwoodworks has been the fine woodworking division of New Energy Works Timberframers for over 20 years. They specialize in custom crafting cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom woodworking that is unique to the individual and harmonious with the project design. The group is well known for their expertise in handcrafting elements for timber frame homes and constructing projects with reclaimed and extraordinary wood.

Case Study: Lakeside Charm on the Cliff

Years of dreaming and planning culminated in Tom and Maureen’s lakeside home. Situated on a steep slope, down a drive with several switchbacks, the site was both challenging and exciting to our construction group. Porches and decks welcome family and friends to enjoy lake views from outside, while reclaimed flooring from Pioneer Millworks and custom cabinetry by NEWwoodworks offer warm elegance inside. The design takes advantage of the site with large windows and walk-out lake access on the lower level.

Location: Naples, NY
Architect/Builder: New Energy Works
Size: 3,320 sq ft

View the entire case study here.

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The porte cochère of Tom and Maureen’s home has become a popular gathering space during parties and large family functions.

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Inside the home, the great room offers intimate volumes while capturing views of the trees and lake outside.

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Crafted by NEWwoodworks, the cherry cabinetry will continue to deep in tone and character as it naturally ages.

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In Their Words: Sal and Jackie, Canandaigua, NY

Last week, we shared an article from Rochester Magazine all about Sal and Jackie’s timber frame project in Canandaigua, NY. This lakeside home is the second timber frame we’ve raised for a couple on Canandaigua Lake. It is crafted of reclaimed Douglas fir timbers sourced by Pioneer Millworks from the deconstructed 1930’s United Embroidery factory in New Jersey. The timbers were smooth finished and treated with oil to bring out the natural patina for a rustic, yet refined look. We recreated many of the details from the homeowners’ first home, including all interior doors, crafted from reclaimed wine vat stock. Other details include reclaimed oak flooring (also from Pioneer Millworks), a live edge island top, mantle/fireplace surround, custom built-ins for the great room and office, hand-crafted entry door, and bunk beds by NEWwoodworks.

Here’s what the homeowners Sal and Jackie had to say:

“Everyone we worked with at New Energy Works was warm and professional. We would not have the special home we have today without the guidance and workmanship of the wonderful N.E.W. teams. ”

Check out a case study written about the home here.

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New Home, Deep Roots

Rochester Magazine featured one of our local, reclaimed timber frame homes in a recent edition of the publication. This lakeside home is the second timber frame we’ve raised for a couple on Canandaigua Lake. It is crafted of reclaimed Douglas fir timbers sourced by Pioneer Millworks from the deconstructed 1930’s United Embroidery factory in New Jersey. The timbers were smooth finished and treated with oil to bring out the natural patina for a rustic, yet refined look. We recreated many of the details from the homeowners’ first home, including all interior doors, crafted from reclaimed wine vat stock. Other details include reclaimed oak flooring (also from Pioneer Millworks), a live edge island top, mantle/fireplace surround, custom built-ins for the great room and office, hand-crafted entry door, and bunk beds by NEWwoodworks.

Read their take on the project below.

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NEWwoodworks newest addition: USA made Thermwood CNC router

cncOur fine woodworking division, NEWwoodworks, has specialized in handcrafted cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom designed interior furnishings for over 20 years. This year, we’ve added a customized Thermwood MTR-30 3-axis CNC router to NEWwoodworks’ arsenal of tools, increasing throughput, expanding our design offerings, and creating greater efficiency and accuracy for projects large and small. If you want to talk technical, the Thermwood CNC, ‘Thelma’ as it’s affectionately been named, has a 12HP variable speed spindle, 11 position automatic tool changer, an aluminum grid vacuum table, and state-of-the-art control software.

NEWwoodworks does the bulk of their work in solid lumber, usually reclaimed and antique species, as opposed to sheet goods like plywood. This required their CNC router to be customized to better handle material that can be more difficult to work with. A raised z-axis to accommodate larger timber stock, additional table reinforcement and stiffer axes to aid in cutting denser material, and an upgraded vacuum table to make complex jigging and complicated hold-downs easier and faster are all incorporated into the new CNC router.

Marty and Matt, our two CNC gurus, showed off some of the new router's capabilities (and their own CNC knowledge) producing a large-scale version of our logo.

Marty and Matt, our two CNC gurus, showed off some of the new router’s capabilities (and their own CNC knowledge) producing a large-scale version of our logo.

Rob D’Alessandro, General Manager at NEWwoodworks described the custom woodworking the CNC will help produce:

“The CNC will allow us to be more productive, even with highly custom designs like our live edge cabinetry. Complex joinery, carvings, curves, and even typical furniture parts can be created more quickly leaving our craftsmen free to focus their unique capabilities on details, fit, and finish. Crafting projects from antique reclaimed wood is a unique privilege. Reclaimed material is often much harder and more challenging to work with than fresh-sawn wood. The customized CNC will handle the old wood effortlessly.”

Marty Avila, NEWwoodworks lead project manager and CNC guru added:

“Coupled with the fact that we will now be able to repeatedly cut large or small quantities of parts with extreme accuracy, we will also be able to expand our offering of highly detailed 3-dimensional carvings. The CNC has the ability to open up a number of new project opportunities for NEWwoodworks. Even with the steep learning curve ahead of us we are very excited to see the various possibilities that can become reality with the aid of our new CNC.”

Many of the New Energy Works team members have taken the short trip from Farmington to Shortsville to see the CNC in action.

Many of the New Energy Works team members have taken the short trip from Farmington to Shortsville to see the CNC in action.

For a new coffee shop, Settlers’ Plank Oak was milled out in the shape of the logo and then colors were hand-painted before the planks received their final coats of finish to match the surrounding walls.

For a new coffee shop, Settlers’ Plank Oak was milled out in the shape of the logo and then colors were hand-painted before the planks received their final coats of finish to match the surrounding walls.

NEWwoodworks CNC’d a logo and board pieces for the newest tradeshow booth for our sister company, Pioneer Millworks.

NEWwoodworks CNC’d a logo and board pieces for the newest tradeshow booth for our sister company, Pioneer Millworks.

All the joinery on these custom crafted stairs were cut on the CNC machine.

All the joinery of these custom crafted stairs were cut on the CNC machine.

Lyons National Bank custom inlay blends seamlessly with the reclaimed American Gothic Oak flooring.

Lyons National Bank custom inlay machined from two reclaimed wood species blends seamlessly with the reclaimed American Gothic Oak flooring.