|John Huisman Fine Woodworking is a custom design and construction company, dedicated to quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our company offers a wide range of services including design and construction, new and remodel, of residential and commercial projects. We also build fine quality custom made wood doors, cabinets, furniture and built-ins ranging in design from the very simple to hand carved works of art.Huisman Woodworking can take the entire project from the earliest design phases to the turning of the key in the door. We like to approach our projects from the point of view that the people who will actually be living in the home should be the ones who design it. We find that being involved in the planning and drawing stages allows us to deal with many of the potential problems that could occur on the construction site while they are still on the drawing board. However we are also happy to work with an architect or designer of your choice.
Our job is to take your ideas and put them into a workable plan, or take your plan and make it a reality with consideration given to environment and natural landscape, costs and budget concerns, livability and durability or any other concerns that may be high on your list of priorities. Our objective is to take care of your project the way you want it done.
We have built many log homes over the years. This is in fact how we got our start. These are fully scribed log homes using the logs in their natural state after the bark has been removed. Natural irregularities, tapers, curves and varying sizes give the structure a character all it’s own. The look is quite different from the “kit homes” that we see a lot of today.
We use mostly Western Red Cedar logs to minimize shrinkage and settling problems. This is one of the main concerns unique in log construction. Shrinkage and settling are problems that must be addressed regardless of the type of wood used, but the problem is minimized greatly with the use of the dry Red Cedar. Using Cedar also greatly reduces the potential for future decay.
We design our log homes with large overhangs and use top quality finish products to further minimize the long term effects of weather on the structure.
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Though log homes are where we started, our emphasis has become the use of timber, squared or log, as design elements in most of the things we create. These elements can be structural or non structural, from a full timber frame to some log or timber beams in a conventionally framed home or business.
We believe the entryway is one of the most important details on your home. It is the first thing people see when they arrive and enter. It establishes the feel of the home and though the main purpose is to separate the two worlds of inside and outside, it is also the magical place where those two worlds come together. Details in the entryway, how it is made, how it feels, can be a statement about the individuals living behind it.
Our designs range from simple plank style doors to intricately carved masterpieces. Either way, the emphasis is on rugged durability. These doors are heavy. Most are about two and a quarter inches thick. You can feel these doors when you walk through them. We enjoy building one of a kind doors for special homes that require that special finishing touch.
Throw your wildest ideas at us. We do this because it’s fun.