Special Projects

Custom Woodworking

Every now and then someone reaches out to us for a special woodworking project. While, our primary focus is on our Heirloom Cutting Boards, we do take on additional projects when time allows. Here are some projects that we have done and are made on request. If you have a woodworking project that you would like to see if we can build, please contact and we will let you know.

Heirloom Cherry Cradle

I’ve made this same cradle for my daughter for the birth of our first granddaughter in 2011, and it worked great for our two other granddaughters as well! When we learned that our friend’s son was expecting a son, I jumped on building another one that his family can use for generations to come.

I would need at least 2-months’ notice to build this as it is both time consuming and needs to fit into the build schedule so that the cutting board inventory is not negatively impacted. I am currently only building these for the local New England area market to come to the woodshop to pick up, as I have not found a shipping company that is cost effective for shipping these nationally, as of this time. We can also arrange for a curb-side delivery for a fee to cover the costs.

If you are not local but still want one, then…road trip! Come to New Hampshire, enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer. The White Mountains, the Lakes Region, our Seacoast, the Connecticut River Valley and of course, leaf peeping and maple syrup. Then you can swing by Drouin’s Glen and pick up your hand-built heirloom cradle from our workshop.

These cradles are built like a brick latrine! Each joint in the cradle is glued and mortised into a blind tenon, this includes the twenty-two side slats. This alone makes the cradle incredibly strong. But anyone who knows me, knows that this isn’t good enough. There is precious cargo that is being cared for in this cradle, so Mr. Overbuild shows up.

Each joint, besides the slats, have a countersunk wood screw into the tenon and then is finished with a cherry plug. The mounts are built the same way with the smaller mount glued and screwed onto the larger mount which is then glued and screwed onto the cradle face. Finally, the ¾” dowels are then glued through the mounts and wood screws are countersunk into the end of the dowel and finished with a cherry plug. The final step is inserting a removable ¼” brass bar that will be used in one end of the cradle mount to keep the cradle from rocking when needed.

Finally, I do not, and I will not stain cherry. Cherry is one of the most beautiful of wood and ages magnificently. The aged look that everyone wants stain to do, doesn’t do it. Father Time does that, so be patient!

Price: Starting at $4,250

Custom Island Counter Top

The inch and a half thick Kitchen Island Countertop is made from solid walnut and finished with the Drouin’s Glen signature end caps. The walnut used to create the top are 4” – 8” wide boards using the face-grain for the most beautiful presentation possible. The walnut was then finished with several coats of varnish, which was then sanded to a glossy sheen using 2000-grit sandpaper. The final step to the mirror like shine was polishing the varnish to remove the sanding marks, just as you would do with finishing the paint job on your classic car.

Island countertops can be made to any size needed on request. There would be a 4 to 8-week lead time to allow the order to be scheduled and completed.

I am currently only building these for the local New England area market to come to the woodshop to pick up, as I have not found a shipping company that is cost effective for shipping these nationally as of this time. We can also arrange for a curb-side delivery for a fee to cover the costs. If you are not local but still want one, then…road trip to New Hampshire!

Price: Starting at $1,250

Island of Misfit Boards

Every now and then an “oopsies” occurs. Something like, we’re almost finished with the board and the wood tears out with the router, or there is a knot in one of the pieces. Either way, the board is perfectly fine, but cannot be sold for full price as there is a blemish so it is not 100%.

Another way is your just about ready for bed and boom; “The Max Headroom movie is coming on! I haven’t seen that since the 80’s, sweet!” (Yeah, I dated myself). You crank up the TV, open that “extra” bottle of wine and voila, the next morning you realize you aren’t 21 anymore. You then mistake the ¼” line on the tape measure for the ¾” line and cut away; well, you can’t add wood “back” …so here we are. After wondering if you were dropped on your head as a child multiple times, it’s posted on this page at a discount. It’s smaller than production but still perfectly fine and beautiful.

If there are not any boards posted here, then we are doing great! If there are…enjoy the discount and ignore that “You @!#$%^~ genius” scream…it’s only me, but the movie was good!

 

Address:

Drouin's Glen

Heirloom Cutting Boards

& Custom Woodworking

607 Charlestown Road
Acworth, NH 03601-4109

Contact:

Phone: 603-835-2085
Email: info@DrouinsGlenWoodworking.com