Friday, August 24, 2012


 As you may or may not know, Goodwin Mill And Cabinet has a reputation for building solid wood doors.  In fact, we just finished a couple homes where we provided the exterior and interior doors.  I wanted to write about a door we just built.  In the first pic, you can see the pattern.  It's modeled after a something, but I don't want to give away what that was just yet. 
 This will be the first in a series of limited edition doors we will make based on a pattern.  We will keep this pattern for a short time and produce more doors from it as they are ordered.  But eventually, we will dispose of the pattern.  If you love this door, now is the time to get your order in.  Before it goes away.  I will keep track of these limited doors and post info on them.
The second pic shows the finished door in place at the home it is going to.  The glass panes still need to be inserted, but the door in all of it's finished glory is there for the world to see.  So here's the deal...  I'm going to run a contest.  Let's name the pattern and the door.  I'll accept entries until Sept. 12, 2012.  Come up with your most creative name for the pattern and leave it in the comment section or post it to me on our Facebook wall.  The winner gets a $10 Subway card.  So be creative!  And make sure you contact Goodwin Mill And Cabinet for all of your solid wood door needs!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


This blog covers a couple jobs Goodwin Mill And Cabinet did a little while ago.  It's taken me some time to get caught up on my entries and sort through all my pics.  The first pics are a job we did for a family named England.  This Library consists of two full length wall units.  The first unit has three upper shelf boxes, and four base boxes.  There are two drawer banks on the end and two
regular shelf units in the middle.  Once installed, the two complete sections are almost mirror images of each other.  It's a beautiful library with overhead can lights.  The first two pics are of the same unit.  The third pic shows the second unit and you can see the obvious difference clearly.  This one has four upper shelf boxes and the base boxes are all drawer banks.  We consider these pieces
a Library, but in reality, the shelving is perfect for displaying just about anything from fine china to all sorts of knick-knacks.  You could use it to display pictures in frames.  The drawer banks and base cabinets are excellent for storing materials you wouldn't have space for on a shelf; like an almanac or some over-sized coffee table books.
 The next couple of photos are the entertainment center created for the Great Room at the Cheney house.  The unit has six base units.  All of which are drawer banks.  The upper consists of eight boxes.  There are two shelf
units with doors on both ends of the top half.  You can see in the second pic, how the depth is staggered.  The crown molding cuts back twice on each end.  I love the way this was designed.  The third shelf unit on each end is open.  The eighth box is the box you see the flat screen television in.  You might assume the section directly above the TV is the remaining box, but it's actually the thin short section below the TV.  That space was built to house boxes like Blu-ray or DVD players.  It's also important to point out the upper section sits atop a solid wood counter.  It's an awesome piece and is the result of our designers working with Mr. Cheney to create a center that would fit his needs.

Wow, if you've been considering adding some specialty cabinet work in your own home, now's the perfect time to contact Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.  As you can see, we work with our clients to create exactly what they need.  From Libraries to Entertainment Centers...  We can design and build to fit your space.  Call today for an appointment!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Goodwin Mill And Cabinet was recently hired by Kokopelli Homes & Construction to build and install the decorative beams in a Kitchen.  The home is located in the awesome Green Springs area.  The lots are incredible and the views are astonishing.  I'll show you a pic of the view later on.  Right now I want to show an exterior shot of the house.  There's still a lot of work going on, but it's a dynamic structure. 

 At Goodwin Mill And Cabinet, we love ceiling beams!  I think this is one of the most exciting options when it comes to ceiling treatments.  They take some time to produce, but they have such nice long surfaces.  Any distressing you do to them shows up very well.  They're great to build and can be hard to install unless you're one of our talented craftsman.  We've got it down to a science.  Ultimately, they make any space look rich and luxurious.  Beam ceilings are quickly becoming a standard in Southern Utah.  They're popular with decorators who use them to punch up an area and with home buyers who appreciate the aesthetic.  Watch for more posts about ceiling beams as demand takes off.
 The first beam photo just shows the beams but the second one shows the entire kitchen.  I wanted a photograph of the beams showing the cabinets because I wanted to demonstrate how the beams can compliment and intensify a space.  Especially when you're matching the beams to other woodwork.  We matched these beams to the kitchen cabinetry.  And as you can see, the beams add a wonderful dimension to the overall look of the space. 
My last pic is the view.  I wanted to show how incredible these lots are and how smart builders take advantage of the views.  The lots in this area are similar to stadium seating so you keep your horizon view no matter how far up the side of the mountain you go.  There's Pine Valley in the distance.  I especially love the contrast in the mountain colors on the horizon.  Blue, Red and Black...  Wonderful variation.

If you're interested in this area, why not contact Kokopelli Homes & Construction for information on building in Green Springs.  Follow the link to their site.  And when you're ready, contact Goodwin Mill And Cabinet and let us help you design your cabinets, decorative ceilings and custom furniture for your new Green Springs home!

Monday, August 20, 2012


 Today I wanted to write a blog about the Forsyth doors.  These 14 doors were made at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet for Forsyth Construction of St. George Utah.  They are building a home and hired us to provide the doors.  In a previous blog, I described in detail how we make doors for our cabinets.  Building regular doors is almost the same process with some small variations.  First of these is the size of the panels you need to build.  Panels for passage doors are going to be bigger not only in width and height, but also in thickness.  The Styles and Rails are going to be longer, wider and also thicker.  The first photo shows one of the doors suspended between two work horses in the spray room.  We'll stain them there and then spray them to finish.
 Of course, not all the doors we build are finished by us.  We're often provide unfinished doors to fit the needs of our clients.  The doors for this job are finished.  So we've sanded them until they are smooth to the touch and then stain them.  Solid wood exterior doors like these also present a special challenge when it comes to weather proofing.  Unlike doors such as metal or fiberglass, wood exterior doors are more susceptible to climate.  We use an automotive finish designed to resist weather and other processes that can distress the door.  An automotive finish is more durable than traditional wood finishes; and we find it still gives us the beautiful high glossy look we strive for.  It is equal in appearance to the finishes we use on the interior doors.
In this photo, you can see one of the craftsman from Goodwin Mill And Cabinet sanding the inseam grooves on a face panel.  We pay special attention to every door.  Areas that cannot be air sanded or vibrated, (such as these grooves), are sanded by hand.  This is a reflection of our commitment to high quality.   
 Along with the hand crafted doors, Goodwin Mill And Cabinet also builds the jamb.  The jambs pictured here are part of the same and have been pre-hung to a specific door.  Now they are waiting to be stained and finished.  As with the doors, we pay attention to the jambs to insure they are durable and high quality.  Goodwin Mill And Cabinet also provides casing, base, crown molding and other wood trim.  We can match all of it to the doors.  This job has a lot of casing, base and crown molding ordered along with the doors.  I'll take some pics and show you them as the job progresses.

 In this photograph, you see some of the doors in the spray room after they've been stained.  They're ready for the sealer coat and then the finish coat.  Right now, they are a lovely color, but the glossy finish isn't on, so they don't shine.
Here's another view of the doors.  I wanted to show the detail in the edges and the panels.  All of these doors were stained by hand.  I'll include more pics as they happen.  I hope to get some of the doors after they are installed.  I'd like to show them in place.  This is obviously going to be an amazing home!  The doors are absolutely beautiful.  If such attention to detail is paid to the doors, Forsyth construction will deliver a magnificent artisan home when the work is completed.

This summer we are pleased to announce the release of some limited edition specialty doors.  The first of which, I will showcase in an article to come.  If you're thinking about replacing the doors in your own home or ready to order doors for the home you're building, make a call to Goodwin Mill And Cabinet today to find out how we can make your ordinary doors extraordinary.