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Carpenter focuses on cabinets

Ron Reeverts has converted a former barn on a Town of River Falls farm for his new business, The Wood Shed Custom Cabinets and Furniture. Reeverts was most recently employed at Traynor Woodworking in Ellsworth, which he said has closed. (Herald photos by Bill Kirk)1 / 2
The Wood Shed Custom Cabinets and Furniture is located on a farm along Hwy. 65 north of Beldenville in the Town of River Falls.2 / 2

TOWN OF RIVER FALLS--A carpenter by trade, Ron Reeverts is now building cabinets in a converted barn on a farm along Hwy. 65 in the Town of River Falls.

The Wood Shed Custom Cabinets and Furniture offers tailor-made items ranging from kitchen cabinets to bathroom vanities, Reeverts said Wednesday. Last week, he was restoring some original office cabinets for St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Ellsworth, where he attends, as a volunteer effort.

“I’m going to be bidding on a bar and basement fixtures,” he said about upcoming projects.

Reeverts described himself as a carpenter his whole life. The Cannon Falls, Minn., native said he moved to this vicinity because he has family members living in both Ellsworth and Red Wing. First, he moved to Hammond, however.

Building houses and doing remodeling has occupied much of his past career, he said.

“I still work for Barry Brenner,” he said of employment with an area building contractor.

Most recently, Reeverts was employed by Traynor Woodworking in Ellsworth, which he said closed late last year after being sold to Schmitt Timber of Spring Valley. So he decided it was time to try having his own business. Although he’s built some furniture, he’s emphasizing the cabinet aspect of his new venture.

Typically, customers contact him by phone at (715) 273-1441 when they have a project for him, he said. He comes to their location to measure the space they have available. He also reviews the wood species, hardware and the like they desire with them. The computer online has been valuable in enabling him to understand what they want.

It’s generally a combination of customers’ ideas and his own, he said.

“I do some drawings and we meet two-to-three times,” he said.

Usually, Reeverts supplies the materials needed for the cabinets he makes, most with doors and sometimes windows in them. Occasionally, his customers will line up a few of the finishing touches. He also installs the majority of his work, an arrangement he prefers.

For more please read the January 15 print version of the Herald. 

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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