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Whiskey Hill Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Design, Custom Woodworking & Cabinetry

Custom Woodworking & Cabinetry

Make your home completely unique with custom stairways, mantels and built-ins, intricate moldings and one-of-a-kind furniture. Consider using reclaimed materials to add flair to your remodel. Repurposed wood is full of character and can breathe new life into any room.

We have the ability to keep everything in-house from start to finish. This benefits our clients because the same craftsmen who design and build your cabinets or other custom woodworking pieces are the ones who complete the installation and ensure your absolute satisfaction.

We believe cabinets are what bring form and function to the spaces in your home. Since 1979, we have had the privilege of creating cabinets that reflect your personal lifestyle and your home’s character.

During your consultation you will be able to pick from an assortment of wood species and finishes, hardware, and door and cabinet styles. Other options include specialty lighting for cabinets and convenient hardware like soft-close drawer and door hinges.

Meeting your needs and delivering on your expectations is our goal. We are committed to providing excellent customer service, quality crafted cabinetry, and a finished product that will withstand the test of time.

Rebuilding History

Each vanity is crafted with historic Douglas fir originally used to construct racks to hold whiskey barrels in the early 1900s. These racks were part of several rack houses in Peoria, Illinois owned by Hiram Walker and later sold to Seagramís Distillery. The rack houses were usually 10 stories high, holding thousands of barrels of whiskey.

By the mid to late 1800s, Peoria was already the ìWhiskey Capital of the World,î thanks to its rich supply of spring water, abundant grains, and easy access to transportation. The liquor industry took off from the late 1800s until Prohibition was signed into law in 1919. In spite of that law, the distillery was very active during Prohibition. Therefore, the wood in this vanity has been privy to many years of bootlegging.

The reclaimed Douglas fir features the original scuffs and nail and bolt holes that would be expected after nearly a century of existence, making each vanity in the collection one of a kind. Even better, it has been blessed with the "Angel's Share" of whiskey that has evaporated through the pores of the barrels and floated throughout the rack house for decades. Cheers!

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