The Tague Lumber Custom Millwork Division offers builders, contractors, architects, designers, remodelers, and discerning homeowners the flexibility of custom millwork solutions when a suitable product cannot be sourced from a manufacturer. Simply put, if Tague can’t buy what you want, we’ll make it for you – right here in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
We have provided custom millwork for residential and commercial projects, including:
- Conference Centers
- Government Buildings
- Healthcare Facilities
- Historic Buildings
- Historic Homes
- Single Family Homes
- Multi-Family Buildings and Apartments
- Office Complexes
- Religious Facilities
- Restaurants and Bars
- Retail Stores
- Schools and Universities
We can make just about anything from wood, PVC, or MDF. Please explore the entire custom millwork area of our website to see common types of work we do. Please see our Services page to learn what we can do for you and how the process usually works.
The most popular hardwoods are Spanish Cedar, Poplar, and Sapele Mahogany, but we also make many items from red oak, white oak, birch, black locust, cherry, maple, walnut… or any wood species a customer requests. More and more, customers are becoming aware of the advantages of MDF and PVC (Kleer); these materials can be sanded and painted to look just like wood and often at a considerable savings.
Our CNC router can make MDF or PVC into custom routed wainscot, beadboard and ‘v’ groove. Our PVC bending oven lets us make a large variety of radius products, including jambs and casings, baseboards and caps, window surrounds, wainscot panels and paneled jambs, barrel vaults, and concave or convex mouldings. We also make all these radius products in paint-grade or stain-grade wood.
Since 1980, the Tague Philadelphia location had a small mill shop that made mouldings. When the company bought Phoenixville Lumber in 1995, it acquired a larger mill shop (approximately 3,000 square feet) with assembly capabilities, allowing us to make our own custom products, to serve customers better, and to increase quality control. We added another 1200 feet to the Phoenixville shop a few years later, which also let us add more mill men.
In 2004, the Custom Millwork Division really took off. To satisfy the demand for our products we opened an 8,000 square foot door shop. We also tore down the existing Phoenixville facility and built a new 9,300 square foot mill shop. Employees increased to ten mill men and six men working at the Doorshop. Currently, the Custom Millwork Division has eighteen employees.
In the last couple of years, we’ve concentrating on acquiring state-of-the-art equipment, such as a CNC router and a PVC bending oven. We also consolidated the old Philadelphia mill with the Phoenixville mill, giving us over 2,000 knife profiles for mouldings. If our knife archive doesn’t contain what you need, we’ll have custom knives made to match the profile you want to duplicate or create.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many species of wood do you offer?
The most popular hardwoods are Spanish Cedar and Sapele Mahogany, but we also make many items from domestic wood species including: red oak, white oak, birch, black locust, cherry, maple, walnut… or any wood species a customer requests.
How well do wood doors and windows hold up?
As long as your unit is properly finished and regularly maintained our wood doors and windows will last as long as your home or business.
How long does it take to get a door or window?
Typical turnaround averages from 6 to 8 weeks. Production and delivery times will vary based on the number, type and complexity of the project. Please call us and we will do whatever is possible to ensure your order is delivered in a timely manner.
How long does it take to get custom moulding?
Average turnaround time is from 1 to 2 weeks. Production and delivery times will vary based on the footage. Please call us and we will do whatever is possible to ensure your order is delivered in a timely manner.
What hardware do you supply?
We provide Baldwin, EMTEK, or Von Morris hinges in the finish of your choice. For exterior doors we supply either Pemko or Dorbin thresholds in either bronze, satin nickel or aluminum, and Q-LON weather stripping in either brown or beige. For exterior doors we can also supply Hoppe or W&F multipoint locking systems. For twin doors, we will install multipoint hardware or astragals and flush bolts. We will install other hardware of your choice, including mail slots, specialty hinges (SOSS, RIXSON, etc.) to meet your design requirements. At an additional cost, we can prep and supply Omnia, Baldwin, Von Morris, Emtek, Schlage, or any other handleset that you desire.
Do I buy from you directly or from a retailer/distributor?
We sell directly to you.
Do you have doors, windows and mouldings in stock?
Yes. And we also make special order items.
What is the ordering process?
For moulding orders, simply call us and let us know which profile you want, the linear footage and wood species. We will tell you the cost/foot. Once we agree on the price, we will begin making your moulding.