About

About Us

Millwork Drafting Services are the unsung heroes behind the scenes, bringing precision and expertise to the world of custom millwork shop drawing services. From intricate casework to stunning custom millwork assemblies, our services cater to both commercial and residential needs with finesse.

With a passion for detail and a commitment to excellence, Millwork Drafting Services stand out as the go-to source for millwork shop drawing and engineering services. Whether you are a custom millwork manufacturer looking to elevate your creations or a designer seeking perfection in every detail, we have you covered. Trust us to bring your vision to life with our specialized expertise in all things millwork.

Services

Services

Elevate your millwork projects with precision and perfection! Our millwork shop drawing services bring your designs to life in stunning 2D layouts and 3D renderings, complete with all the intricate plan views, elevations, sections, and details you need. Impress clients, streamline production, and ensure flawless execution every time with our expert planning and attention to detail.

Commercial Millwork

Precision-crafted shop drawings for commercial millwork projects. Streamline your workflow, impress clients, elevate craftmanship with industry-leading commercial millwork designs and project details.

Residential Millwork

From intricate details to flawless execution, our residential millwork shop drawings are the key to bringing your vision to life seamlessly. Experience the art of luxury living with residential millwork designs.

General Casework

With Precision and Efficiency our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to bringing your vision to life creating stunning casework shop drawings that leave a lasting impression with top-notch quality. General casework drawings require accurate dimensional layouts that will stream-line your fabrication on the shop floor.

Custom Millwork

Artistry and functionality in custom millwork designs bring your projets to life. Custom millwork shop drawings require highly-detailed tailor-made design concepts with precision accuracy. Say goodbye to cookie-cutter solutions and check out our meticulously planned out details for custom work.

Plotting Visions, One Draft at a Time

 

 

Carpenter Using Drill

Identify Scope

Each set of shop drawings requires accurately drafting and detailing all scope requirements laid out during the estimating phase. The drafting phase requires proper documentation of all design specifications.

Scope Distribution

Scope must be strategically specified with all locations and finish information properley documented and identified for the shop and project management teams.

Material and Hardware

Shop drawings generation requires accurately calling out and describing raw and finished materials products as well as the accurate model numbers for the specified hardware to ensure appropriate materials are purchased for production

Material and Hardware

Shop drawings generation requires accurately calling out and describing raw and finished materials products as well as the accurate model numbers for the specified hardware to ensure appropriate materials are purchased for production

Plans and Elevations

Millwork Shop Drawings prepared for submittal and shop production require proper plan views and elevations of each specific scope item. The drawing format will follow that of the millwork shop’s standard practices but will always include proper dimensioning, plan/elevation tags and section callouts

Sections and Details

Appropriately scaled sections and details are are required for each type of casework and countertop assembly, and custom millwork items may require extensive details and section views that will accurately convey the required construction to the project managers, shop fabricators and field installation teams.

Plans and Elevations

Millwork Shop Drawings prepared for submittal and shop production require proper plan views and elevations of each specific scope item. The drawing format will follow that of the millwork shop’s standard practices but will always include proper dimensioning, plan/elevation tags and section callouts

Sections and Details

Appropriately scaled sections and details are are required for each type of casework and countertop assembly, and custom millwork items may require extensive details and section views that will accurately convey the required construction to the project managers, shop fabricators and field installation teams.

Meet the Owner

David E Brown, Jr

The mind behind this solution-centric endeavor, David Brown found his beginning in the world of drafting as a young high school student at Vo-tech. With his introduction to a technical degree in computer-aided-drafting at age 19, his passion soon evolved from merely drafting, then into project management and estimating in the architectural woodworking industry. Possessing a keen eye for details and the ability to swiftly streamline processes over the years, David has been able to master the tenets of the woodworking industry while also establishing himself as a business-oriented individual and MBA graduate.

David now manages our team’s drafting projects by communicating with our architectural millwork customers, then coordinating and delivering required information back to the drafters for review of the details and updating as required. Furthermore, David’s specialties also extend to the creation of RFIs if required by customers— thanks to the many years spent doing side projects involving drafting services, shop drawings and detailed designs David is competent in coordinating project and design information and details, describing information effectively in written RFI formats

It has now been about 24 years since David began this challenging path of exceptionalism and competence as a woodwork office professional. David continues his endeavors in this industry by now managing a drafting team, providing graphic design, marketing, web design and development services for woodworkers, and will also launch his own estimating and project management software for millworkers in the coming year (2024 into 2025).

David In Circle Frame

Meet the Owner

David E Brown, Jr

The mind behind this solution-centric endeavor, David Brown found his beginning in the world of drafting as a young high school student at Vo-tech. With his introduction to a technical degree in computer-aided-drafting at age 19, his passion soon evolved from merely drafting, then into project management and estimating in the architectural woodworking industry. Possessing a keen eye for details and the ability to swiftly streamline processes over the years, David has been able to master the tenets of the woodworking industry while also establishing himself as a business-oriented individual and MBA graduate.

David now manages our team’s drafting projects by communicating with our architectural millwork customers, then coordinating and delivering required information back to the drafters for review of the details and updating as required. Furthermore, David’s specialties also extend to the creation of RFIs if required by customers— thanks to the many years spent doing side projects involving drafting services, shop drawings and detailed designs David is competent in coordinating project and design information and details, describing information effectively in written RFI formats

It has now been about 24 years since David began this challenging path of exceptionalism and competence as a woodwork office professional. David continues his endeavors in this industry by now managing a drafting team, providing graphic design, marketing, web design and development services for woodworkers, and will also launch his own estimating and project management software for millworkers in the coming year (2024 into 2025).

David In Circle Frame

How It Works

How It Works

STEP 1: FIRST WE NEED A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

At this initial stage we need some basic information about the project. We’ll want to know do you consider this a large or small project? And what is the timeframe all shop drawings must be submitted? We’ll also need to know how much information you have. Is there a detailed quote and takeoff? Does the project have specifications? Are the drawings detailed or vague?

STEP 2: AT THIS STAGE WE NORMALLY PROVIDE A QUOTE FOR THE SERVICES

The drafting team will gather the drawings, takeoffs and specification information for a formal review, and they will determine how many hours the project will take and develop an expected timeline for completion. Then our customer service and sales team will prepare a final quotation for the work including expected milestones and delivery dates and share this work the customer.

STEP 3: REVIEW THE ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS AND SPECS THOROUGHLY AND PREPARE DRAWINGS

After all files are received, a quote for drafting services is approved, and a payment deposit is received it is then time to begin preparing the shop drawings and details for the project. The drafting team will spend time familiarizing themselves with the architectural drawings and specifications. We will prepare any RFIs we can early in the process, however, some items are not apparent until after the drafters are working out the details. But we will be sure to send an RFI anytime a question arises. We will prepare the shop drawing in 2D or 3D CAD or both as specified for the project.

Note: We always have AutoCAD available, and we are able to provide other software services other than AutoCAD, such as Cabinet Vision or Microvellum drawings. However, at this time it is depending on availability of workers that assist us in providing the drawings. The drafters are remote workers, or affiliate drafting businesses, and AutoCAD software is more readily available than the industry specific, higher cost, software packages. We are a growing business and the industry specific programs are more prevalent and available all the time. We will ride with the tides and adapt as necessary.

Note: We always have AutoCAD available, and we are able to provide other software services other than AutoCAD, such as Cabinet Vision or Microvellum drawings. However, at this time it is depending on availability of workers that assist us in providing the drawings. The drafters are remote workers, or affiliate drafting businesses, and AutoCAD software is more readily available than the industry specific, higher cost, software packages. We are a growing business and the industry specific programs are more prevalent and available all the time. We will ride with the tides and adapt as necessary.

STEP 4: QUALITY CONTROL REVIEW AND DELIVERY TO CUSTOMER

STEP 4: QUALITY CONTROL REVIEW AND DELIVERY TO CUSTOMER

We are always striving to provide high-quality millwork shop drawings and to meet and exceed customer expectations. We require our drafting teams to have in place quality control systems to double check the drawings for accuracy. The drafters will return drawings to David (MDS Owner) who will then review the drawings again against any current information we have and verify we submitted all necessary RFIs. After the drawings pass our reviews they will be forwarded to the Millwork Shop (Customer) for the next steps in their hands. At this point David or someone else assisting in Project Management and Customer Service will be available to discuss the project further to answer and questions and address any issues.

We are always striving to provide high-quality millwork shop drawings and to meet and exceed customer expectations. We require our drafting teams to have in place quality control systems to double check the drawings for accuracy. The drafters will return drawings to David (MDS Owner) who will then review the drawings again against any current information we have and verify we submitted all necessary RFIs. After the drawings pass our reviews they will be forwarded to the Millwork Shop (Customer) for the next steps in their hands. At this point David or someone else assisting in Project Management and Customer Service will be available to discuss the project further to answer and questions and address any issues.

Pricing

Service
Options

Custom Quote

$TBD

Each project is unique, and the millwork manufacturer often benefits by knowing the cost of the project up front. Millwork Drafting Services also benefits and can commit to projects without worry when a deposit is paid. Hence, providing a custom project quote is often the best case.

Hourly Services

$45

In some cases,  such as times when the scope is not easily defined up front, the custom quote may not be the best option, and in those times Millwork Drafting Services will work on an hourly rate. Also, projects are often returned from architect requiring revisions, and an hourly rate is best.

Pricing

Service
Options

Custom Quote

$TBD

Each project is unique, and the millwork manufacturer often benefits by knowing the cost of the project up front. Millwork Drafting Services also benefits and can commit to projects without worry when a deposit is paid. Hence, providing a custom project quote is often the best case.

Hourly Services

$45

In some cases,  such as times when the scope is not easily defined up front, the custom quote may not be the best option, and in those times Millwork Drafting Services will work on an hourly rate. Also, projects are often returned from architect requiring revisions, and an hourly rate is best.

What Our Customers Are Saying

What Our Customers Are Saying

★★★★★

“Millwork Drafting Services is a true gem when it comes to creating detailed and high-quality casework drawings. Working with this team was an absolute breeze – the entire process of reviewing the shop drawings and getting them ready for production was seamless and efficient.”

★★★★★

“Millwork Drafting Services tackled a complex custom millwork assembly project for me with such finesse that the end result exceeded all expectations. The precision and attention to detail in the drawings, sections, details, and overall execution were simply flawless.”