The Capital Grille Restaurant

Capital Grille custom woodworking project


Our Latest Project – The Capital Grille, Downtown Chicago

When it comes to fine dining you can’t do much better than The Capital Grille restaurants, and for an upscale steakhouse chain they are the best of the best. That’s why we were very proud when they contracted us to do some custom woodwork in their Lombard location. That project went so well that they asked us to do a reconfiguration of their downtown Chicago location. Being just one block from The Magnificent Mile shopping district downtown they want the atmosphere of their restaurant to project refined elegance. We were happy to provide the quality craftsmanship they required.

We helped them with a reconfiguration of their dining area. We were able to take a large room and break into two dining areas, where one could be utilized as a private dining room. This separation was accomplished with the addition of a custom made barn door that had to match the existing décor. Leave the barn door open and the area is part of the larger area, closed, this area now becomes a private dining room. The secondary purpose of the barn door was to keep the noise down in this new, private area. All work was done to match the existing wall panel mill work. We did new crown molding, base and wall panels as well as worked on the booths. 

One of the challenges of this project was that the restaurant did not want to close during the reconfiguration. We were able to accomplish this by doing the work at night. The Capital Grille was able to remain open during it’s normal business hours.

This job went so well we are now heading to Indianapolis to work on that location of The Capital Grille.



Custom kitchen



Beautiful Custom Kitchen Island with Sink and Dishwasher


Full finished custom kitchen

Kohler Spa

This is a post about some work that we completed at Kohler Waters Spa of Burr Ridge.


Gorgeous Custom Pedicure stations with Custom Solid Surface tops and Custom Dividers


Custom Manicure Stations


Some Beautiful Custom Pedicure Stations

Butler National Golf Course

Finished Photo

Here is a Custom Plaque that we recently finished for Butler National Golf Club.

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These are some of the photos of the custom cabinets we made for the Country Club.  We took after we finished the Pro Shop A few years back.

Hinsdale Golf Club Sign

This isn’t a normal job, but we were happy to create this beautiful sign for Hinsdale Golf Club.  Their old sign was retired after 100 years, We hope this sign lasts another 100!


Painted and Finished Sign


Unpainted Sign

Library with Sliding Doors

We have recently installed this beautiful painted library in a Glen Ellyn Home.  There are Shelves above and on the Sides and Storage below.  There are Two sliding doors that hide the Television.   It was installed to look like it was part of the wall. It matches the trim and the Coffered Ceiling.

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With Sliding Doors Closed


With Sliding Doors Open


Cabinets for Jewelry Store

We recently finished an install at a jewelry store with these custom jewelry cases, and POS cabinet.
Finished in a walnut veneer.

Finishing touches at Ravinia Green Country Club

Finishing touches at Ravinia Green Country Club.

Top of the dividing wall in place.

Custom stainless steel bar foot rail installed.

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Ravinia Green Country Club Anytime Lounge

The Anytime Lounge at Ravinia Green Country Club came out beautifully.
The Wine Cellar / Storage cabinet has a wood surround wrapping all the way up on the ceiling in front of it.
The ceiling is trimmed out with stained wood trim around every alcove and soffit.
The three booths with banquettes have really nice wood to cap off the walls and really frame in the space, as well as wood ceiling panels to really dress up each area.
The Media wall has beautiful wood frames to really finish off the recesses the TVs are in.
And then there’s the Custom Barn Door. This is a big barn door, custom built extra wide and strong, with acrylic panels that show a gold design on the lounge side and a linen design on the other side.

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Pictures from the nearly completed Ravinia Green Country Club

We did some test shots of the nearly completed Ravinia Green country Club.

Here are a few of our favorites. Featuring the Anytime lounge, which has a great bar, lots of seating including three booths with banquette seating, next to a great wine cellar cabinet.

More to come!