Elevate Your Home or Office With Custom Wood Furnishings from MCW
We provide handcrafted custom furniture for all rooms of your home or office. All of our custom made wood furniture is designed and built to reflect your lifestyle and tastes. Madison Custom Woodcrafts has decades of experience creating beautiful wood furnishings including:
It was perfect in every way. My husband and I love the table. Beautiful woodworking and such an attractive finish.
Peg | Leawood, KS
Why Choose Our Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture?
We believe that handcrafted furnishings have a distinctive character of their own which provides a look and feel that is both exceptional and unmatched. In addition to serving as a stylish focal point to any room, your custom-made furniture from Madison Custom Woodcrafts will feel uniquely yours as it reflects your personality and tastes to family and house guests alike.
100% American-made ighest quality
Madison Custom Woodcrafts’ lifetime guarantee
Built to your design or inspiration- custom designed through a collaborative process incorporating choice of materials, hardware and finish
All pieces are custom made
We use only the finest hardwoods
Built by a skilled wood furniture maker using traditional and modern techniques
Furniture Wood Types
- Maple / Rustic Maple
- Red Oak
- White Oak
- Hickory / Rustic Hickory
- Beech / Rustic Beech
- Alder / Rustic Alder
- Knotty Alder
Maple / Rustic Maple Wood
Maple is a stiff, strong heavy wood with a tight, uniform straight and fine grain pattern and a smooth surface. Characteristics include burled grain, pin knots, and caramelizing. It is white to off-white cream in color.
Rustic Maple shares the same attributes as Maple, but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Maple and are not considered a defect.
Hardwood known for its grain and for aging from a pinkish tone to a warm reddish hue. It has brown pith flecks and small gum pockets that accent the already appealing grain pattern. The color of Cherry is considered unique among the hardwoods.
Domestic wood widely used in a variety of projects. Light-colored like Maple with coarser grain like Oak. Ash tends to darken as it ages.
Red Oak Wood
Red Oak is very strong and very hard with high durability and wear resistance. It is reddish in color and with dark, elongated grains and cathedrals. The grain lines provide a nice contrast to the color of the wood.
White Oak Wood
Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Conversely, Red Oak tends to be slightly redder, but is by no means a reliable method of determining the type of oak. Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.
Walnut is a domestic hardwood that is attractive, tight-grained, and improves with age. Walnut is the only North American dark wood; its color is a dark chocolate brown. Its color also goes well with other wood species when choosing an end grain butcher block.
Hickory / Rustic Hickory Wood
Hickory is a very heavy, hard and dense wood. Domestic open-grained hardwood that is often used for rustic applications. The grain is generally straight and can range from blond to medium brown with a reddish hue. Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either Oak or Maple.
Rustic Hickory has many of the same attributes as Hickory, but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls, as well as extreme grain patterns.
Keep in mind that adjacent door and drawer fronts can appear radically different from each other, with the “mild” one having a fairly consistent grain and color distribution and the “wild” one showcasing three different colors. This is considered normal and is not in any way a defect.
Mahogany has long been the choice in fine furniture and millwork. Mahogany wood countertops are a light to deep brown with a reddish hue. The grain is straight to interlocked, with medium to course texture.
Birch tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. Occasionally figured pieces are available with a wide, shallow curl similar to the curl found in Cherry. Grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a fine, even texture. Low natural luster.
Beech / Rustic Beech Wood
Beech is a plentiful, sustainable, carefully managed species. It is a hard, strong, durable wood with a fairly straight grain pattern and a relatively smooth surface. Colors vary from light to mid-tone brown, with some dark brown heartwood streaks.
Rustic Beech shares the same attributes as Beech but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls, as well as extreme grain patterns.
When light to medium-colored stains are used, grain patterns and ray flecks will be more prominent. Darker stains will subdue the color variations and enhance the grain pattern.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Beech and are not considered a defect.
Alder / Rustic Alder Wood
Alder is a moderately light and slightly soft hardwood, with a smooth surface and may display pin knots, grain “fuzz” and mineral streaks. Alder tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age. There is no visible distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The overall grain pattern and appearance is like Birch -though redder than Birch. Alder has closed pores, and a fine, even grain. The grain is usually straight but can also be wild or irregular depending on the growth form of each individual tree.
Rustic Alder shares the same attributes as Alder, but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls, as well as extreme grain patterns.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Alder and are not considered a defect.
Knotty Alder Wood
Knotty Alder tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age. There is no visible distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The overall grain pattern and appearance is like Birch -though redder than Birch. Alder has closed pores, and a fine, even grain. The grain is usually straight but can also be wild or irregular depending on the growth form of each individual tree.
The hardness of the wood can be a factor to consider when choosing the species of wood used for your wood furnishing. We use select hardwoods and provide a comprehensive warranty, therefore the visual appeal of your design should take precedence. The Janka chart has been used as an industry standard for determining the hardness of woods. The hardness test is conducted on plank style construction, while edge grain construction will result in additional hardness. The hardness of the wood is only one element to consider while choosing the wood material that is perfect for you. Listed below is the hardness of select species. Many species are suitable for custom furniture pieces, so if you have something in mind that you don’t see here, please contact us. We are happy to work with you to find the best wood for your project.
Furniture Design Process
Whether your custom furniture piece is intended for home or office use, our skilled craftsman will partner closely with you throughout the design and construction process to ensure the end result accurately represents your original inspiration.
Step 1: Inspiration
What are you looking for in your piece or built-in? We can draw inspiration from nature, a drawing, or a picture of something that you have seen.
Step 2: Drawing Preparation
Our designer will prepare a preliminary drawing for your review.
Step 3: Species & Finish Selection
Determine wood species and finish color
Step 4: Quote
Based upon the drawing and specifications of the piece we will prepare an official quote and request a deposit.
Step 5: Final Drawing
After approval of the quote we will prepare a final drawing for approval.
Step 6: Construction
We will build your unique piece of furniture based upon the shop drawing and quote.
Step 7: Delivery
We deliver your furniture for you to enjoy for years to come.
Wood Furniture Finishes
We use cabinet grade latex enamel.
Furniture Pre-Cat Clear lacquer represents the latest in durable, long lasting wood finishing technology and is specifically developed for the furniture industry. Furniture Pre-Cat Clear has a nice smooth-touch feel, optimal flow, clarity and outstanding depth of color and provides more moisture, scratch and mar resistance than nitrocellulous lacquer.
For a worn or country feel we use several different techniques. We can incorporate saw marks, worm holes and other marks.
We offer a wide spectrum of stain colors. We can also match any stain color that you prefer. The stains available are dependent upon the choice of wood species.
2k polyurethane is extremely durable, two component acrylic polyurethane that is GREENGUARD Certified and offers exceptional high build and clarity, excellent chemical and mar resistance, true non-yellowing performance and a full range of sheens. POLARION Interior clear high solids, water white formula was specifically designed for interior wood surfaces that are exposed to moisture, heat and household chemicals. It can be used for interior wood surfaces that require a hard durable finish. Meets AWI specifications for polyurethane chemical resistance. Meets KCMA specifications for withstanding substances typically found in kitchens and bathrooms. Contact and dry time of each chemical is in accordance with AWI and KCMA test procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
How long will my order take?
The amount of time for us to provide your order is dependent upon our current workload. We will include an expected delivery date on our quote.
Do you have a showroom?
We do not have a showroom; we are happy to meet with you at your location where we can review samples and design ideas.
How do I clean and care for my furniture?
- Use a solution of a mild dishwashing soap and warm water. Immediately dry your cabinets with a clean soft cloth.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaners containing bleach or silicon
- Dust cabinets periodically to remove loose particles. A clean cloth is all that is required. Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets. They are not needed or recommended.
Download our Furniture Care and Maintenance Guide for more information.
Do you provide distressing?
We have significant experience in giving your new piece of furniture that distressed look.
Can I get a color sample?
Yes, we can provide you a sample of stained wood species.
Do you deliver?
Delivery is included within 120 miles of our location. There is an additional charge out side of 120 miles.
Why do you use solid hardwoods?
Solid wood is the most ideal material for furniture. Most companies that sell furniture like to use a veneer plywood or particle board. This type of construction is used for mass production and cost purposes. Solid hardwood can last for centuries when it’s properly cared for.