Our current facility was built as a printing shop in 1955. I bet the architect was born in the 19th century. The natural light and ventilation are fantastic. The overhead crane can be just the tool about once a month. It’s a total of 23,000 SF in two buildings with a great variety of purpose-built work spaces.
We can keep on hand over 20,000 board feet of hard wood with these fork lift accessible racks.
There are few old hardware stores left and I think this fasteners storage would better most.
We carefully store moldings, new and old, this rack can be a real problem solver. Sometimes the profiles there sometimes a slight modification is just what is needed to complete a project on time.
The wood shop is a versatile space and constantly evolving. We have done thousands sash runs of reproduction sash and careful restoration of one-of-a-kind handmade sash with a variety of equipment we have here.
This is a very well made building, but the doors and windows were junk. We’ve nearly completed the replacement of all those inadequate. It’s a good place to see our work, our interest in materials and durability, and our respect for classic design.
Something we all love here is two meals a day. Keeps us going and keeps us together.
The original Craftsmen Group, a horse barn built in 1905 before the rest of Petworth, in an alley off Georgia Avenue, we’ve worked in here for more than 20 years. Got to be one of the greenest buildings in Washington.
The small library from the old office is still an important resource despite today’s bounty of the world wide web.
This is the second building in the alley off Fairmont Street. We sold the building as we expanded. It is now slated for redevelopment.
Old meets new, somehow this state-of-the-art five access CNC vertical mill got through the door and into the old building. An amazing machine, but not a vital ingredient in our work.
This was the wood shop for 20 years. We did projects like Postal Square and Eastern Market from this small and intensely efficient space. This is 1,200 SF, our wood working facility is now over 18.000 SF.
The original shop in the basement of an Adam’s Morgan row house, 7-ft. ceilings and access through the dining room were among the many challenges of producing work here. This photo is from 1983. The bench in the foreground is used to this day.