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.
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. Please see our Requirements PDF for details on placing an order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dining / Kitchen Tables
Coffee / Side / Occasional Tables
Shelving / Storage Units
Wet Bar / Dry Bar Builds
Nightstands / Bed Frames
Engineered Sheet Goods
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.
Conference / Communal Tables
Reception Desks / Work Stations
Shelving / Storage / Dividers
Crating / Freight Logistics