Production and Planning
A great design only comes through to fruition with great planning. At Mill Creek we will see you through every aspect of your project. From assisting with helping you select plumbing and light fixtures to layout on the floor of your space for plumbers and electricians, we will be there to make sure that what we have designed with you is completed according to plan.
Meeting deadlines is the key to keeping on schedule. Once we give you an install date for your cabinets and countertops, only an act of God will change that. We pride ourselves on staying on-budget and on-time.
We choose Timber Products melamines, veneers, and plywoods for all cabinet casework construction. We purchase all of our hardwood from Renneberg Hardwoods from Menahga, Minnesota. All cabinets use Blum concealed hinges and glides. We use Sherwin Williams stains, paints, and finishes.
Material comes in every week for cabinet projects, and it is machined by state-of-the-art CNC technology. For all sheet goods, we rely on our Biesse CNC machine center with auto part labeling, auto sheet loading, and auto part off-loading. For hardwoods we use a Weinig Opticut. This machine, like the Biesse, optimizes the material so there is little waste. Both of these CNC machines are controlled by our Cabinet Vision software. There are many other amazing machines that we utilize to build our cabinets. We love giving tours of the facility and showing these machines in action.
With all this technology, we rely heavily on highly trained operators to set up, maintain, and operate these machines to their fullest use. On the other hand, even with the technology we have some of the area’s best wood craftsmen who still utilize the “old-school” joinery and building techniques. Where machines cut and machine the parts perfectly square and to .001 tolerances, our craftsmen assemble and add that “hand-crafted” touch to every unit.
Our finishing department is second-to-none. Machines may sand parts to tight tolerances, but it takes a craftsman’s touch in sanding, staining, and finishing to get that wood to look beautiful. When the cabinets are done, our installers bring everything together. Cabinets are handscribed to walls and ceilings with paper-tight tolerances.