From Tree to Table: Maintaining Quality Through Every Step

From Tree to Table:Maintaining Quality Through Every Step

In times when consumers face frustrations with product shortages, supply chain disruptions, and the negative effects of overseas manufacturing, Enterprise Wood Products is a reliable, local source for custom wood product solutions. Our commitment to sustainable, in-house production sets us apart, and we take pride in upholding the highest standards for our work. By locally sourcing our materials, manufacturing in-house, and selling directly to clients, we’re able to make a positive impact on our communities while bypassing the middleman. Here’s an inside look at how Enterprise Wood Products produces, mills, and manufactures our wood with a team of experts who ensure client satisfaction, every time.

Our History

Founder and Owner Steve Ory had a passion for wood. After years as a logger, he knew he was ready to take his business to the next level, leading him to found Enterprise Wood Products. The business evolved from logging to owning a sawmill, and eventually, Steve expanded further into manufacturing finished wood products.

In 1998, he moved the one-machine operation from Enterprise, Wisconsin to Rhinelander. From that humble, unheated pole shed to the current Rhinelander plant, his commitment to using quality local timber has remained a top priority.

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EWP Grounds

Sustainable Sourcing and Milling

Our commitment to quality starts with the foundation of our products – the wood itself. We source lumber from our sawmill division or utilize reclaimed wood that has outlived its current life. Reclaimed wood is environmentally friendly, durable, and exceptionally beautiful when crafted properly. Harvested logs undergo numerous stages at our milling facility to ensure high-quality lumber. Our skilled millers use specific techniques and equipment to maximize yield, minimize waste, and meet our exacting standards.

Steve Ory shared, "Because of our background in logging, we can identify and utilize all different species of lumber and logs throughout the country. We can take trees off your lot where you're going to build your house that typically you'd never see again; we'll take those trees and saw them into lumber and make them into tables, flooring, paneling, chairs, shelving, mantels, whatever you want."

Skilled Craftsmanship

To produce quality products, we need quality employees to get the job done, and get it done right. With decades of experience in the wood manufacturing industry, our team has the knowledge and attention to detail to expertly craft beautiful products meant to last.

Our highly skilled team ensures exact specifications are made for each cut of lumber, passing them through multiple inspections to ensure dimensional and visual accuracy. With our quality control process, we can guarantee client satisfaction.

"Our quality control process is very in-depth, and our team is very skilled and trained in recognizing quality products and not giving a customer a product they're not able to fully use," shares Steve.

Quality Control
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Every single customer's order is exactly that: custom. Numerous meetings and consultations are held to better understand the client's vision and desires. No order is the same, and no project is too big or too small. We want to ensure the client is happy with their finished result, so involving customers throughout the process is an important step to make each project as personal as possible. We offer virtually endless customizations. Customers select their wood, texture, and finish, then we offer samples they can bring into their space to see how it flows.

We even offer the option to create custom wood products from wood supplied by our clients. In some instances, a customer will come to us with trees downed on their own property. Recently, we designed a live-edge bar top and shelves from a tree removed from a customer’s property.

Whatever your vision is, Enterprise Wood Products will work with you to make that vision come to life.

Finishing Touches

As artisans who take immense pride in our work, we understand how to elevate the spaces our custom wood pieces end up in. Our teams don’t just specialize in millwork and woodworking, we also have our very own blacksmith shop to produce custom ironwork. Our blacksmith can craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind metal brackets, bases, handles, spindles, and so much more to perfectly complement our woodwork pieces.

Similar to our custom wood products, we offer a variety of sizes, textures, finishes and textures to achieve your desired look.

Ironwork Railing

Available at Your Fingertips

Did you know Enterprise Wood Products has an online store? Our e-commerce site allows for easy access to our inventory of ready-made items such as mantels, shelves, countertops, and more, available for easy ordering and quick shipping.

The online store provides the opportunity to customize and order handcrafted furniture, wood pieces, brackets, handles, and other unique items tailored to your specific needs. By combining the beauty of our expertly crafted wood and iron products with the accessibility of online shopping, our custom products are always available. Orders can be shipped or made available for convenient pickup at the Rhinelander showroom.

Let's Get To Work

Enterprise Wood Products is committed to quality, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, setting us apart as a trusted local business. From our sustainably sourced, locally milled lumber to our tenured team of skilled workers, every aspect of our operation delivers exceptional products built to last. Contact us to schedule a consultation for your custom project and see the Enterprise Wood difference firsthand.

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