Riverside Custom Woodworking, Ltd. offers custom cabinetry, furniture, storage solutions, built-ins, fireplace surrounds, gun cases, wine rooms, and any other woodwork you need. We take pride in using only the highest quality materials to ensure the pieces will last for generations. Our work can be seen in homes and businesses throughout the Clinton/Fulton area and the Quad Cities.
Our five craftsmen have more than 50 years of combined experience. They work closely with you to create the ideal item based on a collaboration of style and function, melding old world artistry with high tech 3D design processes to yield impressive results. We also have a full-time finisher who can provide an assortment of new finishes, including paints, glazes, marbling, distressing, pickling, antiquing, and faux finishes, in addition to our stains and custom matching to existing woodwork. While most pieces are finished with catalyzed urethane, painted and pickled projects are finished with conversion varnish.
The Riverside Custom Woodworking shop is located in Fulton, Illinois, where you can meet with our designer and view samples of our craft. We work with clients across Iowa and Illinois. While we prefer scheduled appointments, walk-ins are welcome. We are open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8:00 a.m. – noon Saturday. We’re also happy to meet after hours, if you’d like to request it. As a convenience for our customers, we accept credit cards for an additional 3.75% fee.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information on our woodworking services.
Riverside Custom Woodworking was established in 1992 by Mark R. Evers and started in a leased cinderblock building on the riverfront in Fulton, Illinois, with Mark and one other employee. As business grew, the original building began to no longer meet increasing needs. Around the same time, Fulton was starting to develop an industrial building site, and in 1997, Riverside Custom Woodworking became the first tenant of the Fulton Industrial Site.
Business was good and began to expand. Mark hired a designer, more builders, and put up a second building to handle storage of lumber and completed large productions until customers were ready for delivery. The additional space became invaluable when building and assembling curved staircases.
Riverside Custom Woodworking has built a wide variety of wood products over the years for both private and commercial customers. Some of the more interesting products have been interior cabinetry for customized vans, renovating and matching the decades-old woodwork for the Clinton County Courthouse, creating the Judge’s Chambers at the Thomson State Prison, creating modular dorm furniture for a local university, and of course, designing and building curved staircases. Products have been shipped as far away as Florida, Chicago, and Connecticut, but the bulk of our business has been in a 50 mile radius.
In January 2011, Mark passed away and now Dana, his widow, continues his legacy. Riverside continues on with the same builders and designer, and the same determination to produce affordable, quality wood products that will someday be cherished antiques!