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Listing #532   Listed on: 12/10/2007

Founded in 1965 by Pius Bernhard, a German Master-cabinetmaker, Bernhard Woodwork continues in the tradition of fine European crafted woodwork using the most modern tools from our 100,000 sq foot plant located in Northbrook, IL. We take pride in controlling all aspects of the project in-house from veneering through finishing and installation to maintain quality. Bernhard Woodwork has grown into a national company with clients that includes unique projects such as luxury yachts, the largest department stores in the world, and homes featured in Architectural Digest.

Bernhard Woodwork, Ltd. employees stay for decades and the firm remains committed to passing on its craft to the next generation of cabinetmakers through an extensive apprenticeship program. AWI and CNA insurance honored Bernhard for being the safest woodworking shop in the United States for the second year running in 2011 and 2010.

Bernhard Woodwork is certified “Premium” grade quality by the Architectural Woodwork Institute Quality Standards and is a Women’s Business Owned corporation (WBE).
Time lapse of bed for luxury yacht being disassembled for finishing.
waterwash waterfall spray booth used for toning and matching.
ITW credenza
ITW conference table installed
ITW conference table in production
Conference table
detail of secretarials
Secretarial stations
Company Name:   Bernhard Woodwork Ltd.
Contact Name:   Mark Bernhard
Location:   Northbrook, IL  60062
Year Founded:   1965
Sq. Footage:   100,000
Employees:   60
Gross Sales:   N/A

Product Specialties:
    Architectural Millwork - Custom Millwork
    Architectural Millwork - Doors & Windows
    Architectural Millwork - General
    Architectural Millwork - Millwork Installer
    Architectural Millwork - Moldings
    Cabinets - Cabinet Designers
    Cabinets - Cabinet Installers
    Cabinets - Closets and Storage
    Cabinets - Commercial Cabinets
    Cabinets - Components
    Cabinets - Custom Cabinets
    Cabinets - General
    Cabinets - Kitchen & Bath Cabinets
    Cabinets - Residential Cabinetry
    Cabinets - Store Fixtures
    CNC Services - General
    Finishing - General Wood Finishing
    Furniture - Custom Furniture
    Veneer and Marquetry - General
    Woodworking - General

Shop Equipment:
    Komo - 1005TT
    Ott / Mark - Veneer press
    Martin - T72 saw
    Other - Schelling FH6
    Fisher/Ruckle - stitcher
    Black Bros. - glue spreader
    Stegherr - lap jointer
    Whirlwind - cutoff saw
    Brandt - edgebander
    Weima - grinder
    Diehl - rip saw
    Martin - planer
    Martin - joiner
    Martin - shaper
    Sullair - vacuumn pump
    Carter Day (Torit) - sawdust tower
    Ctd - cutoff saws
    Kuper - Stitcher
    Heesemann - KSA 1.8 meter veneer sander
    Heesemann - MFA 6 CLL 1.35 meter veneer sander
    Martin - T73 sliding table saw
    Other - Eisenmann Finishing
    Weinig - Moulder
    Other - Star V-Grooving
    Josting - 14' Veneer Guillotine
    Kuper - Zig Zag Splicer
    Fisher/Ruckle - Egde Glue Splicer
    Other - Eisenmann tow cart finishing system
    Other - Slipconfladder-type molding sander
    Maka - MM150 molding sprayer with Graco air assisted airless guns
    Other - Kremlin spray guns and pots

Viewer Comments:

Posted By: jim king     [02/22/2008]
nice plant... good looking production line.

Posted By: Ed     [02/24/2008]
Very beautiful stuff you should be very proud of your product.

Posted By: Dan Antes     [06/27/2009]
The crotch mahogany being finished in the spray booth is awesome. Who is your vendor for that quality of flamed veneer? I am assuming it is all 1/32" material, right?

Posted By: Dan Hansen     [07/11/2009]
Top quality woodwork, finish and veneer matching shows committment to quality. Do you have a molder? Looks great quality first very impressive.

Posted By: BECKY     [07/11/2009]
beautiful and very creative secretarial stations and conference table.I will say bravo very good work done

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