The Millwork Blog2019-11-06T16:09:12+00:00

Minimalism and furniture

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: booth seating, Made in the USA, Upholstered Seating|Tags: , , |

As with many Americans, I grow tired of clutter, things, and stuff, and I'm enamored with minimalism, though with my Amazon Prime account and 4 kids, I struggle to achieve it. I may not [...]

What’s new in the shop… this year

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: booth seating, interchangeable cushions, Restaurant Fixtures, Upholstered Seating|Tags: , , |

We love making booths.  Our upholstery department has been having a great time with some new custom booths, with some great fabrics and finishes that we all can't help but get excited about! [...]

Christmas 2017 at Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: employees, Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|

On Saturday Randall and Cindy treated us, their employees, to a nice dinner and some fantastic entertainment, celebrating another great year of working together.  Having a look back, what a terrific year it's been!  We have doubled [...]

Santa visits Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: employees, Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|

Santa made his 2nd annual visit to Minnesota Millwork and Fixtures on Saturday to visit our employees' families.  Few if any warnings for behavior were issued; it appeared everyone who came made the nice list this [...]

What’s new in the shop…

By |December 8th, 2017|Categories: bars, booth seating, Made in the USA, point of sale, Restaurant Fixtures, Upholstered Seating|

Booths!  Our upholstery team is hard at it with some fantastic seating in the works.  They have turned out some beautiful pieces lately! These ladies (and [...]

New booth design!

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: booth seating, Made in the USA, Restaurant Fixtures, Upholstered Seating|Tags: , , , |

We love designing custom pieces for our customers.  So when we had the opportunity to work with the design team for one of our favorite repeat customers on a new booth design we were thrilled to make them [...]

Happy Birthday Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures!

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|Tags: |

Next week marks the one year anniversary of the sale of R&L Woodcraft from Randy and Lori Stangler to Randall and Cindy Rivers.  While we've been planning the name change all year, it is also the day [...]

Project Complete: Apres Rental

By |June 7th, 2017|Categories: Completed Jobs, display fixtures, Made in the USA|Tags: , , |

When I first met Andrea & Kimi from Apres Rental they "warned" me that they get attached to people, so I'd better follow through and call them back.  I knew right then we'd hit it off. [...]

Project Completed: Harry’s Cafe

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: backbar display, bars, booth seating, Completed Jobs, interchangeable cushions, Made in the USA, Restaurant Fixtures, Upholstered Seating, woodworking|

Harry's opened in Lakeville 19 years ago, and has been a local favorite ever since.  They have a large menu, and serve a large menu very well. Harry and his staff were terrific [...]

Project Complete: New Booth Cushions for Teahouse Restaurant

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: booth seating, Completed Jobs, Made in the USA, MN, Upholstered Seating|Tags: , , , |

If it isn't broken, don't fix it. The owner of the Teahouse Chinese Restaurant in Plymouth contacted us about the booths in their restaurant.  We took a look and agreed that their booths had seen better days, [...]

Project Complete: Tampa Hard Rock

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: bars, booth seating, Completed Jobs, display fixtures, Restaurant Fixtures, Upholstered Seating|Tags: , , , , , |

We love unique projects.  No customer is as bold with their look as The Hard Rock Cafe is. The Tampa airport Hard Rock Cafe was one of the most creative jobs that we've ever [...]