Designing the Lakeside Chateau: ASID Showcase Home Tour

Root River Hardwoods has the privilege of manufacturing and providing millwork for many of the finest homes being built in the Twin Cities area. Our customers are builders who have the experience in managing these difficult jobs.  And we work carefully to produce faithfully what the architects, who specialize in these remarkable projects, draw. We thought it would be interesting to highlight the collaboration between the architect and the builder, and to describe the planning that goes into producing these wonderful homes.

A Modern Door Design Using Hidden Hinges.

Root River Hardwoods provides many unique doors. This door, a flush solid core door with premium American birch skins and stainless steel stripping, is no exception. But what you don’t see might be the most remarkable feature of this door. Its hinges are hidden within the jamb of the door. The hinges require extra coordination at the framing of the door openings, but the results are worthwhile. The hinges are especially useful in today’s trend towards “hidden doors” prevalent in contemporary design. Root River is often asked to provide T&G or shiplap paneling on interior accent walls.

Topping Walnut Trees

The highest value for walnut trees (see below video) is making sure a nice long round log is harvested for pealing veneer.  The round log is spun and pealed down to a post.  This process is not possible with a split log. The best one can hope for with a split log is cutting some planks or firewood.  

High Value Harvested Walnut Logs