Brick-and-mortar businesses require specific furnishings that aid in increasing the functionality and attractiveness of their space. Using custom wood-furnishings can transform any business’ interior from plain and standard to eye-catching and unique. This additional custom flair will undoubtedly leave an impression on the customers, clients or patients who visit the space. These furnishings not only serve as attractive conversation pieces, but these custom-made solutions also serve a functional purpose within their establishment. Commercial items experience a significant amount of handling and contact with various substances (oils from fingers, beverage spills, chemicals, etc.) which means that the resilient and sturdy qualities of wood, can ensure that each item lasts for decades to come.

This article explores four of the most popular commercial project requests – retail cabinetry, meeting tables, industrial kitchens, and medical office cabinets – and details the purpose of each.

Retail Cabinetry

When designing cabinetry for commercial spaces, professionals carefully make critical decisions regarding the selection of building materials. Cabinetry must be made of durable, high-quality materials that can withstand heavy usage and wear and tear. Retail spaces require cabinetry that appeals visual and serves business-supporting functions. From display cabinets to cash wraps, retail cabinetry must showcase products in an organized and attractive way while also serving practical purposes.

When designing cabinetry for retail spaces, designers and woodworkers consider the store’s branding and aesthetic. The cabinetry should complement the store’s overall design and enhance the customer’s shopping experience. Other considerations include the type of products being displayed and ensure the cabinetry meets any necessary safety requirements.

Office Meeting Tables

The conference room can serve as one of the most productive and important places within an office. This room hosts a variety of conversations across and between departments within any business. A custom conference-room table can terrifically enhance efficiency and streamline communication within an office.

Each custom-designed meeting table seats the desired number of individuals. A well-constructed table features sturdiness and structure enough to endure re-locations and multiple decades of use. Furthermore, a skillfully design table fits the theme of the office in which it resides.

As custom-made objects, conference room tables can be as simple or complex as the business wants! Builders can install electrical ports, disguised drawers, and retractable imbedded tablet stands within the table at the client’s request.

Commercial Kitchens

The fast-paced and often hectic environments of commercial kitchens require furnishings with features such as easy cleaning, accessibility, safety, and ample storage room for ingredients and cookware. Cabinets, butcher blocks, and counter surfaces produced in a professional woodworking shop all perfectly complement and enhance an industrial kitchen.

Commercial kitchens demand sturdy items that resist the standard damage of high-production food service. As mentioned above, wood can withstand various kinds of aggressive treatments such as cutlery use, spills, general food-handling and cleaning products.

Whether businesses require a small kitchen for a coffee shop, or an industrial-sized kitchen for a five-course restaurant, installing wood furnishings into a space can drastically increase its longevity and efficiency.

Medical Cabinetry

Medical cabinetry woodworking is a critical aspect of healthcare facility design. Cabinets must have durability, possess easy cleanup, and meet strict infection control standards. Medical cabinets must also be designed to store equipment and supplies efficiently, providing quick and easy access when needed.

In a medical environment, professionals rely on cabinetry for organizing essential medical supplies and equipment, such as instruments, medication, and linens. Some other cabinet designs possess features for the safe and secure storage of patient files and other sensitive information.

One of the essential considerations when designing medical cabinetry is infection control. The cabinets must be easy to clean and maintain to prevent the spread of bacteria and other pathogens. The materials used in the construction of the cabinets must feature durability and resilience against moisture and chemicals.


Commercial spaces, including office, retail, and medical environments, utilize woodworking to achieve organizational goals. The wood furnishings must possess qualities such as functionality, durability, and visual appeal, while also meeting any necessary safety or infection control standards. Choosing the right materials and designs is crucial to creating pieces that meet the unique needs of a commercial space. By considering these factors, custom-designed woodworking furnishings can help create a beautiful and functional environment for any business.

At MRG Woodworking (MRGW) our team of woodworking professionals excel at creating a variety of custom wood furnishings for both residential and commercial use. Commercially, we specialize in an array of custom wood furniture for retail, medical, and office spaces. Whether you’re a business in need of new tables, cabinetry, storage, wall-paneling, one-of-a-kind décor, or anything else that your business demands – MRGW can build it for you.