There is always a lot going on at THOMAS RILEY ARTISANS’ GUILD and this week I got a peek at the action behind the scenes of the beloved Naples fine woodworking and finishing company. They have various projects taking up the vast workshop including a master bedroom closet, a bar and pocket doors.
All of the work is custom built by the artisans including these 12 foot pieces for a master bedroom closet.
The design, woodwork, finish, and installation — each project — is custom from beginning to end.
The wood is so beautiful it seems a shame to stain it … until you see the finishes that are applied.
These pocket doors (below) feature two kinds of wood and will soon have an inserted brass strip between the dark and light wood.
”There is no room for error, the carved out groove has to be the exact width of the brass strip so it fits perfectly.” – Matt Riley, Principal
Every time I visit, I’m delighted to observe the genuine relationship between the owners and artisans and feel the good energy in the workshop. It’s a wonderful place to be. I highly recommend a tour and the Rileys are happy to show you around.
THOMAS RILEY ARTISANS’ GUILD
1510 Rail Head Blvd.
Naples, FL 34110
…TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!