Whether you have technical drawings, a
sketch on a napkin, a folder full of
pictures, or just an idea in you mind, Eric
Sheffield will work with you to develop a
complete design that meets your specific
needs and desires.
All our work
is fully custom. We will not try to fit
your project into some preexisting,
cookie-cutter template. Our cabinets,
furniture, and millwork are designed to meet
your unique specifications. This means that
there is no need for filler strips or
unwanted moldings to hide gaps between our
casework and your architectural space.
cabinets of the traditional American
“face-frame” design. We also make cabinets
of the European “full access” design. If
you need cabinets that are a hybrid of the
two designs, we make those too. Where your
cabinets meet walls and floors, we design a
“scribe”, which will be cut on-site to
perfectly match the irregularities of your
walls and floors. (There may be such a
thing as a perfectly flat and plumb wall or
level floor, but I haven’t seen it yet.)
Solid wood is
a natural material, which changes its
dimensions across the grain with changes in
humidity. Plywood is a man-made material,
which is essentially dimensionally stable.
In designing any project involving solid
wood, it is essential to understand how the
wood will be moving and to accommodate for
the movement. The forces involved can by
quite amazing (an old technique for
splitting stone involved soaking wooden
wedges). Time-tested techniques, such as
the traditional five-piece floating-panel
door, have evolved to allow for the
inevitable movement of solid wood. Any
design which does not take into account
dimensional changes of solid wood will
eventually result in splits or the
self-destruction of the piece.
Sheffield & Co. we make all of our own
moldings, doors, and drawers as well as
apply our own finishes. What this means for
you is that there are virtually no
limitations on the dimensions, wood species,
and finishes available for your project.
When the others tell you, “It can’t be done”
-- ask us. We like a challenge.
in designs that fully integrate all
necessary appliances, components, and
fixtures. Whether you want these items to
stand out, fit in, or simply disappear, we
can design your project to make it happen.
We have more
that three decades of award-winning design
and construction experience. You can be
assured that not only will your project look
great, and function reliably, its design and
construction will meet the test of time.
The only thing
pre-determined about your design is the
quality. We will
listen to you.