Custom Woodwork

Eagle Plane offers a full range of custom woodworking solutions: from build-ins and free standing furniture for your home, to one of a kind wood products for your boat or aircraft. As a custom wood shop, we offer the largest selection of wood, finish, and design options in the state of Arizona. Eagle Plane works with over 100 wood products which we can finish an unlimited number of ways. All a customer needs is an idea, and from design to installation, Eagle Plane can bring it to life.


The Process

Every piece is different. The only part of the process that is the same is that I ask a lot of questions. To give you an idea of what to expect here are examples.

table
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This piece the customer saw a table on a TV show and said she wanted a table like it, but did not want it to have the brass wheels. The question "do you want it to be standard height?" lead to a lot of discussion and the table is one inch taller than the standard dining table. Another big difference in this table over a factory build table is that the wood grain is going length wise. (I could go into detail but Ill just say solid wood tables with leaves tend to run perpendicular to the length. The tables that have the grain running length wise are usually laminates.)


Dressing Table
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Dressing Table

This customer said she wanted a cross between a dresser, bathroom sink, and desk. I asked how big? Her husband measured the room space she wanted to fill and the space she needed for the desk area. She came to the shop with the measurements and a giant can of hair spray she said needed to stand upright in one drawer. After some discussion about style, I started drawing pictures. I took the drawings to her home which gave me a chance to make sure the finished piece would fit thru the door ways. After approving the design we started to work on what color and wood she wanted. She then picked out the hardware and sink and we built it. After the project was complete she named it a "dressing table".


prop
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This customer only knew that they wanted a propeller over their sink without anything touching the wall. After some discussion about not changing the propeller in any way I came up with the stand that uses oak's natural bending strength to hold the propeller with friction. The customer had planned to paint the piece, so to save some money we used MDF for bulk. Upon seeing the piece before painting the customer decided that they liked how it showed the different properties of different wood so we called it done.


trim
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To make the interior trim for this stager wing the customer brought me pieces of cut paper to show the shape of each part and the one piece of original trim he had. Because he had a piece of original trim, we were able to use the same wood and finish as when it came off the showroom floor years ago. The extra parts like the glove-box and handles are a best guess to what they would have looked like if they were available options.

For those of you conserned about cost, a general rule is that custom work is about 10% more than factory prices. The 10% is for comparison not really a rule.


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