Contact Well Made

Well Made operates a 3,000 square foot wood shop in the heart of Avondale, on the outskirts of downtown Chicago. We welcome visitors by appointment only. Please use this form to get in touch with a member of our team. Form the nearest retail location where our products may be purchased, please see our Store Locator.

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Home of the STiiCKs magnetic poster frame. Well Made is a furniture and industrial design collective based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Services

Our Chicago based wood shop and industrial design studio offers product development, product branding, laser engraving, CNC cutting, and wood parts manufacturing services.

 

Design. Build. Repeat.

Chicago’s Premiere solid Wood Design-Build Studio

We design, brand and manufacture retail products and custom furniture – primarily from solid wood, for the Chicago market and beyond.

Whether you are looking for a custom live edge slab table, a single prototype, trade show booth or a million unit production run, Well Made is here to help. Our unique business model allows us to take your idea or craft a custom solution, then take that idea from prototype to a million unit production run, at a globally-competitive price – should you need it.

 

 

Production Services

We are proud to offer our custom woodworking and wood products manufacturing to Chicago and beyond. Well Made owns and operates a full-service woodshop with a highly trained staff to make just about anything you can dream up.

Laser Cutting & Engraving

Laser engraving is a simple, cost effective way to customize just about anything. While most companies focus on quantity, Well Made focuses on quality. If you have a project large or small, our team can help.

CNC Routing and Cutting

Well Made operates a Techno 48” x 96” CNC router with an 8-tool changer. Our in-house understanding of 3D modeling and CAM software allows us to optimize your 2D or 3D files for efficient, accurate production. If you are looking for product manufacturing, custom signage, live edge wood slab surfacing, or so many other project needs, Well Made can help.

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Manufacturing

Scalability with quality. It’s a unique recipe that puts Well Made in a league all our own. We’ve engineered a business model that allows us to take an idea and go from creating a single prototype all the way to manufacturing tens of thousands of units each month.

Prototyping

We operate a 3,000/sf full-service wood shop in the heart of the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. From 2D and 3D CAD design and CNC milling, to Professional woodworking and HVLP finishing to our large format laser engraver, Well Made is well positioned to produce and refine your idea quickly.

Small / Medium Volume

Many small businesses don’t have the luxury of launching a product at high volume. Producing a few dozen or a few hundred units is often a necessary step to validating an idea, gaining sales momentum, or attracting the right customers.

Made In America

Beyond the pride of making your product domestically come many advantages. For instance, huge overseas Lead Times, shipping costs, damaged inventory, miscommunication – the list goes on. Our focus ranges from one-off prototypes to 2,500 units or less production orders. Beyond that volume, we work with excellent partners within the European Union capable of producing bottomless inventory and globally-competitive prices.

Large Volume Manufacturing

Transitioning from low to high volume typically means finding a new manufacturer, but not with Well Made. Our partner facility located in Słupca, Poland is capable of manufacturing tens of thousands of units each month. Bottomless inventory, FSC Certified material, and by manufacturing inside the EU, your products can be sold VAT free.

 

 

Product Development

Well Made offers full service product design, with a focus on solid wood items. Though our core strength resides in solid wood, we work with textiles, metal and various finishing techniques. We have the ability to take an idea and create prototypes, streamline manufacturing sourcing and processes all the way through to package design, product photography and branding.

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Product Design

Our staff of trained Industrial Designers are eager to take a need or an idea your company has and help you craft it into an affordable, viable product. We offer in-house idea generation, 2D and 3D product rendering and prototyping services. Wherever you are in your product design process, Well Made can help.

Naming, Branding & Package Design

Prior to founding Well Made, our Creative Director spent over 10 years working in the advertising and design industry with a focus on creating thoughtful, meaningful solutions for his clients. Having the right name and logo or an eye catching package design can be the difference between a product succeeding or failing.

Private Label

See something you like in our product line? We are open to customizing an existing product to suite your needs. Minimums apply, please contact us directly.

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Custom Furniture / Projects

Established in 2013, Well Made originally found our footing making custom furniture. From live edge slabs tables to bar builds to custom reception desks, we have a wealth of experience. If you have a vision for a piece of custom furniture, please let us know.

Though we work primarily in solid wood, we have relationships with very talented welders, glass workers and textile artists. If you can dream it, we can do it.

Typical Projects:

  • Dining / Kitchen Tables

  • Coffee / Side / Occasional Tables

  • Shelving / Storage Units

  • Wet Bar / Dry Bar Builds

  • Nightstands / Bed Frames

Familiar Materials:

  • Solid Woods

  • Engineered Sheet Goods

  • Metal

  • Glass

  • Textiles

 

 

Commercial Projects

Over the years we have worked with Interior Designers, Architects and General Contractors to bring their vision to life. If you are looking for a reliable, quality production partner, we hang our hat on sticking to a schedule and a budget.

Typical Projects:

  • Conference / Communal Tables

  • Reception Desks / Work Stations

  • Shelving / Storage / Dividers

  • Display Cases

Additional Services:

  • Project Management

  • Subcontracting

  • Sourcing

  • Crating / Freight Logistics

 

 
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Get a Free Quote

Our team is standing by waiting to hear from you. Typically, quotes are generated within 24 hours via email, or feel free to call us at (773) 217-8703‬.

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