Custom Furniture Pieces - Great Falls, VA
David and I want you both to know how happy we are with the pieces you made for us. They are all beautiful. The craftsmanship is superb and all fit perfectly into the house. Thank you so much for your carefully thought out master pieces. We love them all (but really love that Welsh Dresser). We hope to see you soon.
MK Great Falls, VA
Greene & Greene Furniture Reproduction for The Bolton House - Pasadena, CA
In 1906 Charles and Henry Greene were at the launch point of their "ultimate bungalow" period for which they are best known, and through which they achieved heights of Arts & Crafts design unparalleled in many ways. In that year they drew up plans for the Bolton House in Pasadena, and along with it a full set of furniture. In the Bolton House furniture they employed for the first time mahogany as a wood, and square ebony pegs as a design element.
Of the Bolton House furniture, the best known pieces are from the entry hall - a pair of chairs and a table. As the current owner of the Bolton House, I wanted to reproduce this furniture so I could re-create the entry hall exactly as it was in 1907, when Belle Barlow Bush (the first occupant of the house) received the original furniture from the workshop of the Hall brothers, and placed it for the first time just inside the front door.
In early 2010 I commissioned Richard Weigand to reproduce this furniture. Fortunately, an entry hall chair and the table had survived the last 103 years and were on display at the Huntington. The Huntington kindly allowed me to inspect these pieces at close range, carefully measuring and photographing their details. Armed with this data, Richard was able to reproduce the entry hall chairs to the exact dimensions and with the exact finishing details employed by the Hall brothers in 1907. Richard used old-growth Honduras mahogany, from a large log salvaged from a river bottom in Honduras, to come as close as possible to replicating the look and feel of the original chairs.
Richard's pair of chairs are now in place in the entry hall of the Bolton House, and they contribute significantly to re-creating the look and the atmosphere of the house when it was first built by Greene & Greene. Richard is a master woodworker, and the chairs are a work of art. I am extremely pleased with the results.
The Bolton House
Gorgeous Bethesda Kitchen Cabinets
My wife and I could not have had a better experience with Bill and Judy. They were so willing to work extremely hard with the vision of our new kitchen and even had some great recommendations themselves. We really thought when we heard they made custom cabinets that they would be way too expensive for us but they ended up beating everyone's price! For us our kitchen is the crown jewel of our new home. That is the area which we love to show people the most and people always comment on how incredible the cabinetry is. Again I can't thank them enough for all the work they did and I am always trying to promote them to others who are thinking of redoing their kitchen so they can enjoy the same happiness Virginia Mountain Woodworking has brought us with our new kitchen. Penn and Katie Leachman Bethesda, MD
Rustic Furniture for an Inn and Tavern
Richard Weigand loves wood - red oak and white oak, walnut, mahogany, ebony, curly maple, rosewood, every wood. And that love is reciprocated in spades. Make that "in doors, in chairs, in rockers, in desks, in tables and stools - in sculpted elephant heads!"
Whether it is his meticulous reproduction of the Greene and Greene
furniture or his creative response to requests for art-cum-function (very specific function) pieces, his excitement is literally transformative.
I am happy he and his work came into my life.
Grassy Creek, North Carolina
Washngton DC Area Interior Designer
I am happy to write about my experience working with Richard and Judy Weigand.
I am an Interior Designer working in the Washington, DC area and have had the opportunity to work with them on several pieces of custom furniture. In all instances I have been impressed with their ability to understand what the client’s wishes are. They are also great at translating those wishes into detailed drawings and ultimately into beautiful pieces of furniture.
Richard is able to provide an exact replica of a piece of furniture using only a picture to guide him. He is also wonderfully creative and can design furniture that will fit a specific need. His products are beautifully detailed and finished and the wood he uses is gorgeous. The pieces he built for my client are works of art.
The Weigand’s combine artistic ability with good business practices that made me very comfortable relying upon them. They made me look great in front of my clients and I look forward to working with them on future projects.
I can not recommend them highly enough.
Great Falls, VA
Custom Porch Benches - DC
I just wanted to send you a note to tell you that we loved the benches that Richard made for us. The benches show fabulous craftmanship and
creativity -- exactly what we were looking for. We are enjoying them tremendously. We will let you know if we have further projects. We
obviously would love to have more pieces of this quality.
JH Washington, DC
Walnut Breakfast Nook Table - DC
"The table is wonderful -- we just love it. Tell Richard thanks for the good work."
MS Washington DC
Custom Cabinets - Alexandria, VA
We are thrilled with our custom cabinets and think VMW did a great job!
J & B - Homeowner
Custom Bath Vanities - Arlington, VA
November 29, 2011 Virginia Mountain Woodworks Re: Master Bath Remodel Arlington, VA Dear Judy, I wanted to take a moment to tell you and your team at Virginia Mountain Woodworks how pleased we are with the quality of the custom vanity cabinets you built for our Client. The craftsmanship and attention to every detail was among the best we have ever seen. More importantly, our Client was especially delighted with your work and has already requested your services for a future project! As a Builder and Remodeler, we are always seeking to partner with the best in our industry. We, like our Clients, expect professionalism, excellence in craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service from our Trade Partners. So on behalf of our Clients, and our team at Arrington Design Build, I would like to thank you for exceeding our expectations! We would happily recommend Virginia Mountain Woodworks and are looking forward to our next project together! Sincerely, Arrington Design Build, LLC
Mrs. Judy Weigand
P.O. Box 614
Independence, VA 24348
Kilber D. Arrington
November 29, 2011
Virginia Mountain Woodworks
Re: Master Bath Remodel Arlington, VA
I wanted to take a moment to tell you and your team at Virginia Mountain Woodworks how pleased we are with the quality of the custom vanity cabinets you built for our Client. The craftsmanship and attention to every detail was among the best we have ever seen. More importantly, our Client was especially delighted with your work and has already requested your services for a future project!
As a Builder and Remodeler, we are always seeking to partner with the best in our industry. We, like our Clients, expect professionalism, excellence in craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service from our Trade Partners. So on behalf of our Clients, and our team at Arrington Design Build, I would like to thank you for exceeding our expectations!
We would happily recommend Virginia Mountain Woodworks and are looking forward to our next project together!
Arrington Design Build, LLC
Beautiful Quartersawn Oak Mantel and Maple Built-Ins
I wanted to let you and Bill know how pleased we are with our built-ins and mantle. Although I was initially concerned about working with a company "long distance," we were willing to take the chance as we felt that VMW could bring a level of craftsmanship to the project that we were looking for. As you know, we have enjoyed including unique handcrafted furnishings in our home and were hoping that this piece would work in harmony with those. Mission accomplished! We are delighted with the end product. It truly gives our house the feel of a custom home. On the couple of issues that needed some "fine-tuning," we were delighted with your prompt response and eagerness to see that everything was to our satisfaction. Honestly, I don't think we could have received better service from a local firm. Again, thanks to you both.