Our Process

The Philadelphia Woodworking Company is proud to offer our clients a uniquely flexible approach to design and build projects. We provide the resources to deliver efficiently on any scale, along with exemplary customer service and a solutions-oriented methodology. We couple modern technologies with traditional practices for all of your custom woodworking needs.

We’ve found that the most successful projects utilize collaborative teams, which include the client, a specialty contractor like ourselves, and a designer, architect, and/or builder. Design professionals play a pivotal role in executing custom projects by transforming thoughts and ideas into actionable items.

If you have not yet enlisted the services of a design professional, we can either recommend a trusted industry partner, or if appropriate, provide design services directly. If you’d like to engage us for design services, we will ask you to provide some important information to help guide the design and estimating process, such as:

  • An overall description of the scope of the project;
  • Photos of the work site, with approximate dimensions;
  • Concept photos that represent the type and/or style of project that you are imagining;
  • Your location;
  • Your budget range;
  • Any finish, material or other specifications that you may have.

Whether you are working with The Philadelphia Woodworking Company through a designer or builder, or collaborating with us directly, we always produce detailed shop drawings for your approval. We pride ourselves on our design process, and receive consistent feedback that our attention to detail is an asset for our clients. Below are a few examples of our shop drawings:


Our clients are always welcome to visit our shop during the design and fabrication processes to discuss options and details, and to evaluate the work-in-progress.

Matt Smolens is a true professional, who is amazing at his craft. He is very detailed, knowledgeable and thoughtful. Him and his company is a great resource to my firm, I have never been disappointed with his work and the end product. He is great at collaborating on designs and finishes to get the best results for our clients. I use his company any chance I get and I would certainly recommend him and his team for any project big or small.

Verboys Interiors