This is Bob. Bob really knows wood. Bob lives and breathes wood. Bob has really taken woodworking to heart. While some say Bob is dumb as a stump but we love him anyway. We were planning to send Bob to check out a lumber mill… but he was petrified.
If we consider the term “custom furniture”, a nostalgic image of our delivery truck comes to mind. Well, for us anyway. We’re kinda funny like that.
This is our sliding table saw. This baby has cut enough wood to make an ordinary saw split.
This is our vertical panel saw. Because size matters. We don’t like to talk about it much but there is actually a sibling rivalry going on between our Sliding Table Saw and our Vertical Panel Saw… and it’s about size. At the end of each day they look down and compare the pile of sawdust each one has created. To be honest, neither one has any reason to feel inferior.
This is our SawStop table saw. We bought this as soon as it became available because safety matters. This saw can sense when skin touches the blade and an aluminum brake stops the blade within 5 milliseconds. This leaves just a scratch, if that on the finger. We have regular safety meeting with our team so no one accidently touched the blade on this saw. But we are okay with that. We also bought he SawStop portable jobsite saw as well for our installers.
This is the area where make assemble the face frames for cabinets that have face frames. On the right is our digital chop saw and our the left is the face frame assembly table which ensures our face frames are perfectly square.
In the foreground is our wide belt sander. It’s true that wide belt are no longer in vogue but good sanding never goes out of style and this machine has served us well over the years.
In the foreground of this photo is our 20″ bandsaw and behind that you can see the table of our CNC router. Both of these machines were used to create the coffee table you see in this photo.
Our edgebander for frameless cabinetry.
Walter is one our most talented cabinet makers. He has worked for us for as long as anyone can remember.
Sergio is a cabinet maker and installer. Carlos is in charge of our mill.
Eddie is an expert finisher.
Andy has been with us a few years and Paco is a French Tradition veteran and expert finisher. You may have the opportunity to meet Paco because he visits our customers as required for maintaining and their cabinetry.
This will be the first thing you see as you enter the offices of The French Tradition.
Here you see a few of the color samples we have done over the years. Since we mix our own colors there is no limit to the number of colors we can produce. If you have a piece of furniture you love we can match the color.
We try to keep a sample of each color we made but it seems we need a longer stairway.
If we consider the term “custom furniture”, a nostalgic image of our vertical panel saw comes to mind. Because size matters. We don’t like to talk about it much but there is actually a sibling rivalry going on between our Sliding Table Saw and our Vertical Panel Saw… and it’s about size. At the end of each day they look down and compare the pile of sawdust each one has created. To be honest, neither one has any reason to feel inferior.
Our spray booth. We love it.
This is Franck. He is very humble so you won’t hear him bragging but believe me he is the reason The French Tradition exists.