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This is your home for developing carpentry, woodworking, DIY, interior design, custom furniture making and live edge furniture news and resources for the enrichment of professional carpenters and designers alike. Curated content from sources including YouTube, news conglomerates, professional and casual blogs, editorial commentaries, company press releases and Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture news is gathered here as the perfect resource for quick, informative updates on the furniture industry.

CVCF Released Their Rustic Furniture, Décor And Interior Design Services Page

December 17, 2018

Rustic and modern furniture design isn’t the only way CVCF can transform your home. You can also call us up for a free in-home consultation where experts in rustic décor styling can come to you for a conversation of how you can elevate the character of your home. Some interior decorators are simply middlemen for you and a great furniture designer- we cut out the middleman by forming the relationship with you directly, allowing us to see the space we will transform and make you, the customer, as much a part of the process as you’d like. CVCF is the only company offering interior design services that provides free design advice in your home.

CVCF’s Press Release Is Available On PRNewswire

December 13, 2018

PRNewswire is one of the largest digital press release organizations online today. CVCF now has a press release related to the Bumpus House furniture repair, refinishing and restoration project available on their website. They’ve also included links to other pertinent information for readers, such as information on CVCF’s furniture refinishing services and furniture restoration project photos.

CVCF Featured on Tremont West Development Corporation News

December 13, 2018

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture’s recent accomplishment refinishing, repairing and restoring the furniture in the “A Christmas Story” Bumpus House is getting noticed! Recently, the Tremont West Development Corporation published the story and linked to the original Bumpus House refinishing page on CVCF’s website. The Tremont West Development Corporation is a non-profit organization that works to foster a dynamic community by offering event planning, home maintenance, and neighborhood infrastructure improvements. Programs available also offer resources to small businesses in the area to encourage the growth and connections that make the entrepreneurship dream a reality.

Custom Office Furniture, Restaurant Furniture & Contract Furniture Page Launched By CVCF

December 7, 2018

CVCF has always offered contract furniture to businesses and institutions in Northeast Ohio, but now a page specialized in offering these services is available to those interested in understanding Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture’s capabilities in this regard. The right kind of furniture in a lobby, workplace, office, or restaurant can transform the experience of those who matter most. A workplace with a proper relaxed vibe can also boost employee morale, making work more enjoyable for everyone. CVCF has already provided numerous custom barn doors, shutters, and front desk to Luca’s West Restaurant, a complete furnishing to Grazers Restaurant, a new front desk for the Ohio Lottery HQ, and much more.

Explore the page and see how you can get started transforming your business.

Merritt Woodworking In Mentor Creates For Superyachts, Billionaires

December 4, 2018

Where does a billionaire turn for ornate woodworking and wood carving designs for custom projects? Merritt Woodworking, of course. Merritt Woodworking in Mentor, Ohio- as well as in Germany and five other locations- exclusively services high-budget clients, transforming spaces within mansions, yachts, and new builds, and recently celebrated their half-century in the business. Coupled with their 50 year anniversary is a rebranding campaign, taking them from the low-key artisanal custom woodworkers they’ve presented themselves as to a much bolder, acquisition-minded institution, with kickoff parties nationwide to celebrate breaking $50 million in revenue. While the Merritt brothers are satisfied with the changes the company has undergone, they reminisce in the days they were a small woodworking shop, focused on custom furniture projects and building entertainment centers. It “keeps them humble.”

While Merritt Woodworking generally services billionaires worldwide, Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture in Warrensville Heights, OH stays local- with on site delivery available to customers looking for custom furniture projects in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas. CVCF also specializes in a service unique to the area: high-quality refinishing and restoration. You can request a consultation from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture on their website.

Man-Sized Saws Slicing 20-Foot Tree Trunks: Some Thing Never Change at 70-Year-Old-Sawmill

December 3, 2o18

Jerry Hatfield is the owner of The R.M. Wood Company located in Spencer township, just along the Western edge of Medina County. He notes that his business has changed very little since the foundation of the company 70 years ago- the image of a team pushing a large log through a large slicer is just as relevant today as it was in the 1950s. The lumber that comes through R.M. Wood Company is carefully quality-controlled before processing. His client base generally consists of local woodshops, barns, and drying kilns who can properly cure wood to prevent warping. Hatfield makes it clear; he is proud that he contributes to taking beautiful local lumber that ends up as beautiful custom furniture and live edge furniture and countertops in the Northeast Ohio region.

See Jerry Hatfield speak on his company and its history on YouTube.

CVCF Brings A Christmas Miracle To “A Christmas Story” Bumpus House

November 27, 2018

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture is proud to announce their completion of their Bumpus House furniture refinishing project. The owners of the main character’s home from “A Christmas Story,” which has long been open to visitors and overnight stays, decided to buy the neighboring home of the infamous Bumpus family, next door to the Parkers. They needed the furniture inside completely restored and refinished, and CVCF was given the honor to complete the project. On our page about the project, you will see a video with our very own Shel Myeroff detailing the items carefully restored by CVCF, along with behind-the-scenes footage of what it takes for a woodshop to restore such a significant piece of Cleveland and cinema history.

Watching Darren McGavin’s Old Man never gets old in ‘A Christmas Story’, as the heartwarming yet wacky portrayal of the role remains distinctly unmatched by his predecessor in sequels including A Christmas Story 2, It Runs In The Family, and Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven Of Bliss. None but the diehard fans would know that Jack Nicholson was the first-choice actor for the Old Man role, but director Bob Clark quickly realized that Darren McGavin was truly talented to fit the role, and was truly grateful for his gift- much like Ralphie’s wholehearted joy upon receiving the Red Ryder for Christmas.

During the season of giving gifts to those that we cherish, Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture feels blessed and honored to give the gift of beautiful refinished furniture to one of Cleveland’s favorite community staples. We wish a very Merry Christmas to our friends, fans, customers, and everyone in Cleveland who’s helped make our dream of a custom furniture and refinishing business possible!

CVCF Now Designs & Builds River Tables For Customers In Cleveland

November 6, 2018

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture is happy to announce their expansion into new territory- the world of river tables. River tables have rapidly gained popularity in the past decade, but were generally scarce, and only found on the West coast of the United States. CVCF has brought this heavily-sought capability to Cleveland. The epoxy resin used in river tables can be used in dozens of creative ways, and can be customized in terms of both color and opacity. You can also request that the epoxy resin is set with crystals, gold flakes, glitter, copper shavings, and more to enhance the decorative appeal of your custom furniture design. See the page or contact CVCF for more details.

CVCF Redesigned Their Custom Woodworking Page

October 19, 2018

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture has recently started their website overhaul focused on improving the mobile experience of their visitors. The company is also venturing into new territory within their product line, featuring a new emphasis on custom woodworking projects that don’t necessarily fall under the classical definition of “furniture.” This includes things like mantels, wall siding, shelving, cutting boards, rolling pins, and even ant farm frames. Set up a consultation with Sheldon Myeroff for more details.

What Does Furniture Refinishing, Repair and Restoration Cost in Cleveland, Akron and Northeast Ohio?

September 20, 2018

If you live in Cleveland, Akron or Northeast Ohio and are wondering how much it costs to have furniture restored, repaired or refinished, now you have an answer. Get ballpark price ranges for refinishing, restoring, and specialty painting your heirloom, old, worn or damaged furniture. Listed on this page are general price ranges and costs for furniture refinishing, restoration and specialty painting performed by Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture in Cleveland, Ohio.  If you are interested in learning the price for a piece you want us to make look and function like new, call Sheldon Myeroff or Zach Schulte at 440-591-5511 for specific estimates and costs for refinishing tables, chairs, cabinets, shelves, bookcases, countertops, bar tops, tabletops, and any other wood furniture.

Tim Roos creates custom furniture, cabinets in his Cleveland studio: Makers 2017

August 29, 2018

Rooswork, LLC, headed by Tim Roos, is a rustic custom woodworking and furniture crafting studio in Cleveland’s St. Clair neighborhood on Hamilton Avenue. The business runs in his family, and Tim Roos began his experience as an estimator and in-home evaluator for rustic custom furniture projects. He began building furniture just as his father did: purely out of passion, and out of a quest to make money. Tim Roos recommends all people exhaust their curiosity and always ask questions- something similar to what was said by Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture owner Shel Myeroff in his interview with the Cleveland Jewish News.

CCAD, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio partner to create pieces for low-income families

August 29, 2018

The Columbus College of Art and Design will dedicate a class of custom woodworkers to spend three weeks designing a chair, table and end-table that can be easily replicated by volunteers to give to families in need in throughout central Ohio. The program is driven by the increasing desire of millennials to be involved in work that directly impacts the community around them. Wood for the project was donated by Sauder Woodworking Co. In Northeast Ohio, Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture also completes similar custom woodworking projects.

Maple Heights-based Improvements To Fold Into HSN, Area Office Will Close

August 29, 2018

Catalogue and internet based home accessories store from Maple Heights, OH, Improvements, is set to close and absorb into HSN, a home shopping network. Only the 55 employees based in Northeast Ohio will be affected by the acquisition, though it is unclear exactly how their positions will change, or whether they will remain after the change. Improvements will continue to market home accessory products online under it’s trade name through the fourth quarter of 2018.

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture Makes Shel Myeroff A Self-Proclaimed “Happy Man”

July 23, 2018

Featuring past projects including the barn doors for Luca West Restaurant, the barn doors given as a Christmas present in 2017, and the walnut and zebra wood coffee table, this feature offers a nice understanding of CVCF founder Shel Myeroff’s past beginning with his love for furniture starting at a young age.

Live Edge Furniture Company Now Offers Products On Esty.com

July 23, 2018

Our sister company, Live Edge Furniture Company, now offers products on Etsy.com as well as its website. Products will rapidly expand over time, but the launch begins with beautiful and affordable floating shelves including live edge cherry shelves, live edge walnut shelves and live edge cross-section coffee tables. Product lines will be accessible through either company- simply contact us and say what product sparked your interest, and we will deliver!

Announcing The Launch Of The CVCF Etsy Store!

July 23, 2018

With our ever-expanding capabilities and growing product demand for live edge products, we are proud to announce the launch of the CVCF Etsy.com store, featuring some of our recent popular products including our live edge cherry coffee table, the live edge cherry conference table, and the live edge walnut and spaultic maple credenza. If live edge isn’t your flavor, we also include products like the reclaimed barn wood entertainment center we built for a client in 2016. The product list will expand quickly as we continue audit our past projects for the most marketable and shippable concepts.

Live Edge and Rustic Mantels For Sale in Cleveland and Akron

July 18, 2018

CVCF of Cleveland builds and sells reclaimed wood beam mantels, rustic mantels and live edge mantels used to decorate fireplaces and also used as shelves above fireplaces.  If you are looking to buy a live edge mantel from a local company, call CVCF. If you are looking for live edge mantels for sale, look no further. On of our most popular live edge mantels is made from black walnut. We can install the mantels or show you how to install it. If you were wondering how to make a live edge mantel, call CVCF.

Where To Buy Live Edge and Rustic Shelves In Cleveland and Akron

July 18, 2018

CVCF of Cleveland designs, builds, sells, delivers, ships and installs live edge and rustic shelves. Some of these shelves are flat lengths of natural or reclaimed wood constructed in a simple unadorned country fashion.

Purchase A Replica Of The Coffee Table From The Frasier TV Show

July 17, 2018

To inquiry about purchasing a replica of the Frasier Crane coffee table pictured here, please click the ‘Request An Estimate’ button, email shel@chagrinvalleycustomfurniture.com or call 440-591-5511.  A replica of the ‘Frasier Coffee Table’ can be built and shipped anywhere in the United States. The furniture builders at CVCF really enjoy making replicas of furniture and props from the Frasier TV show.  Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004.  Some of the best decorating ideas come from the tube. The elegant coffee table was designed by art director Roy Christopher and until CVCF started making replicas of Frasier Crane’s coffee table, it was not available anywhere. To see the coffee table in a video, visit YouTube to watch ‘Frasier – Hijinks & Shenanigans‘. The table is showcased at the 1:59 minute mark.

Bainbridge Twp. Man Builds New Career In Retirement

June 12, 2018

The Cleveland Jewish News published a fantastic article featuring the dedicated, hardworking spirit of CVCF founder, Shel Myeroff, and his post-retirement experience. Featured also is a glimpse into the process of designing interior barn wood doors and other custom furniture with the CVCF woodworking team.

Master WoodCraft Cabinetry Sold To ACPI

June 7, 2018

The purchase of Master WoodCraft makes acpi (ACProducts, Inc.) the fourth largest manufacturer of kitchen cabinets in the US. While most of the details of the acquisition are not available to the public, executives expect the process to be “seamless.”

Pointless Lumber Tariffs Are Hurting Americans

June 6, 2018

Lumber prices have increased an average of 66% in the past year- a change that most suspect the increased tariffs to be responsible for. This translates into an average increase of $6,300 more to buy a new home. Economists are calling for an end spiking tariffs the Trump administration seems to support.

Stuff Wears Out

June 5, 2018

Woodworking blogger A.J. Hamler notes that every piece of equipment has an expiration date, and woodworkers should always opt to buy the higher quality equipment and reap the benefits of having a longer-lasting tool. Cheap products are far more likely to break before you get the proper use out of the parts that comprise it.

Custom Accent & Ancillary Furniture for Sale

May 22, 2018

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture introduces a new page featuring accent furniture including ottomans, chandeliers, mirrors, benches, display cases, mantels and more. CVCF can take any project and remake it just for you, or let your imagination run wild. As long as it obeys the laws of physics, we can make it.

How To Give Your Furniture A Makeover

May 22, 2018

Susan Handler, creator of the blog Saw Nail and Paint, introduces some money-saving methods to restore your furniture to better-than-ever. Any old piece of furniture can become a masterpiece with a little creativity and effort.

How To Order A Custom Made Sliding Interior Barn Door

May 20, 2018

CVCF developed a walkthrough video to show customer how to order interior sliding barn doors for its customers in the Cleveland area. It also serves as a great feature to see past projects and inspiration.

CVCF’s Referral Rewards Program

May 20, 2018

CVCF is continuing their referral rewards program, giving any past customer a $100 gift card to Hyde Park Steakhouse for any $2,000 project sold to a referred customer, or a $200 gift card for any $5,000 project sold.

CVCF Did Their First Partial Home Makeover

May 20, 2018

When a client came forward and asked us for a pair of barn doors, the conversation shifted to renovating the entire laundry room instead, adding a matching sink cabinet and shelves. The client was extremely happy with the result.

CVCF Created The Coffee Table From Frasier

May 20, 2018

As part of a bucket list purchase for a customer, Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture created an exact replica of the table from the hit T.V. sitcom “Frasier.” The result was pure perfection. CVCF will make copies of any past projects; this Frasier table sells for $4,000.

Ampersand Wooden Bundle Side Table Projects

May 20, 2018

Gadget flow is a crowdfunding platform where new products are added by artists who make everything from home. Crowdfunding is a popular way to gather funds from end consumers and surpass the economies of scale before production even starts.

Press Release: Urban Wood Seminar at IWF 2018

May 1, 2018

The Urban Wood Network is hosting a 90 minute seminar on August 24th at the Georgia World Congress Center, covering topics including how to source lumber, how to join a local urban wood network, and the environmental advantages of utilizing urban wood.

How To Make A Monopoly Table

March 12, 2018

This incredible project features a table made solely to play Monopoly on, with cash drawers and card-holding slots for four different players. Now that’s a furniture repurposing project!

Autosaw: Robot Carpenter Makes Custom Furniture

March 2, 2018

In an attempt to take the accessible, mass-produced IKEA furniture business model even further, MIT researchers developed an AI (artificial intelligence) algorithm that can create custom furniture to meet any kind of specifications, including those that require some assembly. Developments such as these are accelerating the pace that automation and AI might replace skilled labor in the near future.

19 Cool Man Cave Ideas To Try This Week

By Dave Taylor

For the DIY enthusiast, taking on this list of man-cave projects will give you enough weekend work for the rest of the year. From endearing toilet paper holders to a NES controller table that actually works, this list should get you excited to get back into the workshop.

11 Foolproof Decorating Tips

November, 2017

Professional decorators know what makes a beautiful home, and correctly applying these 11 tips is like having a free in-home consultation. How often do you think about layering your lighting?

Decorating With Raw And Live Edge Wood

May 5, 2016

The concept of modernity is taking on a sense of authenticity and the all-natural. This piece tells how to use the trend of live edge and modern, rustic furniture to make your home come alive with its own unique personality.

Drying Wood At Home

By Eric Meier

Drying wood can be as easy as leaving it out in weather with the proper humidity, but that is surely the slowest method. Using alternative methods including kilns is a viable option. Either way, there are tips and tricks worth considering to ensure your wood dries without any unintended consequences.

CVCF Offers One Of A Kind Products: It’s Your Business

September 19, 2014

Featured on Cleveland.com is a one-on-one interview with Shel Myeroff, founder and sole owner of Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture. Among the topics discussed are his plans for the growth of the company, how CVCF was affected by the economy’s resurgence from the recession and the biggest obstacles business owners face.

Pros And Cons To Help You Choose A Desk Layout

August 12, 2010

You’ve probably never broken down choice of where to place your work desk, but you’ve definitely thought about what might and might not work for your place. This list is a comprehensive guideline of what, where, and why to place your desk throughout your office.