Our woodshop and warehouse are located below our showroom at 139B Main Street in Dartmouth. The shipping and receiving entrance is 68 Lakecrest Drive, which is accessed from around the back of our building. Each of our craftsmen have been with Duart over 20 years and are experts in the manufacturing process. They take their time to ensure everything that leaves our woodshop is of the highest quality.
the production Process
It all starts from raw, kiln dried, hardwood lumber. Our craftsmen plane it down and start from scratch. Not only do we manufacture and stock a large inventory to ensure we can fulfil orders in a timely manner, we also keep a large quantity of raw lumber in stock for custom orders. Anything that has to be custom-made may take between 1 – 5 business days depending on the availability of hardwood and the size of the order. We work closely with customers to meet their timelines; the beauty of having our own woodshop is the reaction time, which enables us to respond fast and efficiently. We only produce materials from hardwoods, and we take our time to ensure you are getting a dependable product.
It all starts with raw lumber by the truckload.
Now that its all in; time to make room!
Ron making room for more raw lumber.
Taking a break from "Jenga"
All neatly stacked! Raw lumber in stock soon to be crafted into stair parts.
Plywood in stock ready to be ripped to 9-5/8" or 12" for skirts and 8" for risers.
Raw lumber in stock.
Emptying the dust collectors before a production run.
Our craftsmen planing down raw lumber to start production.
It takes two to complete this task!
Rough "select & better" Birch lumber after it has been planed down. A lot more colorful then our "sap" Birch.
And this is what one weeks worth of sawdust looks like!
Fitting & Miter Return Section.
Treads that have been 45* for mitering.
In the process of making a few hundred miters.
Ron making handrail fittings from a panel which he previously glued together. The first step in making fittings.
Here he is shaping the fittings with a router in the woodshop.
Finishing touches! We take the time to hand sand everything that leaves the woodshop to ensure the best quality!
Custom made butcher block treads for a floating staircase.
The start of newel production. Gluing 4" blanks.
Kevin making one of our custom built boxed newels designed by one of our customers.
The start of tread production day. Cutting planed down lumber to size before gluing up.