"Ted is a superior craftsman. The whole process of working with him and Patricia, from the design to execution was just perfect. He stayed within budget and worked with us as our needs changed. We had field trip to his shop and he was a gracious host. The finished product was meticulous and just as described. I can't recommend Innovative Wordworking highly enough." ~ RC
"The experience I had with Ted and his crew from Innovative Woodworking was nothing short of fantastic. Right from the initial onsite meeting to discuss what was to be done, to the final installation, Ted and his crew were nothing but professional. Their work is amazing and they are not afraid to stand behind the beautiful product they put out. Ted was very knowledgeable when it came to what could and could not be done and also had a few new ideas that ended up working out well when it was finished. During the installation they were very clean and careful and very precise. Everything fits beautifully! Would definitely recommend Innovative Woodworking to anyone, and getting that out of me is not an easy task! Thanks Innovative for an AMAZING job!!" ~ DB
"I am an Interior Design Consultant and work closely with Cabinetmakers often. Ted has been extremely professional in his work and contact with me. I find Ted approachable, easy to talk with and collaborative. He is a wood worker who is a true craftsman and builds cabinets with a quality that is seldom seen these days. It is not hard to tell he really enjoys what he does. He is understanding of budget constraints and I find him willing to put in the extra effort to find quality affordable options to suit client needs. Ted keeps clients well informed, plans ahead, keeps on track and meets deadlines. I find Ted to also be well prepared on install dates. I feel confident when I work together with Ted on design projects. I highly recommend him. ~ LO
"I have used Innovative Woodworking for the past seven years. I never give them an easy project and they always come up with a great solution within my budget." ~ DS
"We hired Ted Clark of Innovative Woodworking to design and install custom kitchen cabinets and an island in our new home. After we began consulting with Ted, we were so impressed that our order expanded to include bathroom vanities and laundry room cabinets and shelving and a mantle for the wood stove. After having a rustic railing installed by the home contractors, we were terribly disappointed in the quality of the wood and workmanship. Ted then also replaced the railing for us and we couldn't be more happy. We chose Nova Scotia Beech wood with a dark oil finish.
The entire process with Ted was excellent. It began with 3-D drawings of the designs and followed with test samples. His manner of communication and questioning allowed him to know exactly what we wanted without us even knowing. We were consulted with every step of the process to ensure we were happy with the progress. We were offered a variety of woods, stains and sanding finishes to get the exact look we wanted.
IWOC was precise in their timelines and budget. The quality of craftsmanship we received for the price was also amazing. In a "throw away" world where nothing lasts forever, I am confident these cabinets will be something that can be passed down the generations, not only for their beauty but their durability.
Ted is a true craftsman which is very rare these days to find. His passion and drive for his work is evident and much appreciated. There were no details overlooked and his foresight into how everything was to be used and how our family functions was important to him in his decision making and design.
During any new home build there are always miscommunications and things you get stuck with but we knew with Ted things were always just as they should be. Never once did we worry about how the IWCO project would turn out. Being able to speak directly with the person designing and building at anytime was very important to us.
Overall, we have cabinets and other wood projects that were well beyond our expectations in appearance, quality, price and timeliness. We have not only discovered an amazing craftsman that will have already recommended, but have also found an incredible person that we trust fully and are happy to call a friend." ~ MH
"We had Ted at Innovative Woodworking team up with a great friend of ours, Daryl, over at High-Four Customs to create a one-of-a-kind boardroom table. We wanted something that would match our company's strong, bold vision and uniqueness. Ted's woodworking proved to be nothing short of beautiful and the table turned out so much better than we could have ever dreamed of. I would highly recommend Ted and his crew for all of your wood projects. Ted and his staff were professional, hardworking and delivered on time. Couldn't be happier with this project. Would use them again and again." ~ KM
"My wife and I retained Innovative Woodworking to build a custom table and stools for our new kitchen nook, which was the final piece of an almost 300k home renovation project. We have just received the finished product and all of the pieces are absolutely fantastic, and far beyond expectations. The quality and craftsmanship is simply unmatched by anything I have previously experienced. Ted came up with a great design for us as well as material selections. If you are looking for a custom work of the highest quality and attention to materials and detail, look no further. The pieces Ted made for us are my favourite part of our entire project." ~ JT
"After my wife and I moved into our newly built home we decided to buy a new bed. The problem was that we could not find anything we liked. We wanted something that was more than just a bed, something with a built in feature look. As a result we decided to have one custom built. We contacted Ted and he was able to take our ideas and together with his insight turn them into a pretty neat concept for the bed. The end product turned out exactly as we had hoped it would. We now have a bed that will last us a lifetime and is more than just a piece of furniture. Ted’s knowledge and craftsmanship are second to none. We highly recommended Innovative Woodworking to anyone who is looking for custom woodwork. " ~ D & M
"We met Ted Clark (IWCO) in the spring to discuss a new dining room table. After the first meeting we knew we wanted to work with a craftsman like Ted. The process of selecting wood and design took several months for us to discover what we wanted. The project ended up to be a collaboration between IWCO (top) and Simply Steel(base). We selected a walnut top with interesting grain, knots, sap wood lines and a beautiful natural finish. The sleek twin pedestal base is brushed steel with an epoxy coat. We are thrilled with our new table, it is truly a work of art." ~ B
"As we are an Alberta based company and with our new offices we wanted to incorporate/showcase products from Alberta based companies/artists. We found Ted from Innovative Woodworking Co. and discussed building a library table for one of our meeting rooms. He understood our needs, budget, and quality requirements with one phone call. With the finished product Ted wasn't happy with how the top looked and wanted to redo it even before we had seen it. He called to inquire whether we wanted to still go with the leather top or perhaps use glass. As we still wanted the leather look, he redid it. Ted kept us informed of the change in delivery date, installed it, waxed the top and made sure we didn't use it for a day. He then pointed out the power outlet and USB port that were installed which we didn't know about - a nice touch. Our staff love the library room. Ted was very easy to deal with, professional and knowledgeable which made the end result worthwhile." ~ D
"High attention to detail, excellent workmanship and a key eye for design. Conscientious on delivery dates and commitments. Not inexpensive but worth it!" ~ S
"We're really pleased with Innovative Woodworking Co's work. The finished product looks great, and is just what we were expecting. But what was even better is that it was easy working with IWCO on developing a design, and they did an excellent job communicating progress all along the way. Of all the people we've worked with on our heritage house project, they've been the best at keeping in touch and volunteering updates. Not everyone does that! We're looking forward to continuing to work with IWCO on our bathroom and kitchen renovations, which will need all-new cabinetry, and a design that is both period appropriate and highly functional." ~M
"I have many pieces of furniture made by Ted at Innovative Woodworking Co, who is an amazing craftsman and artist! I recommend this company highly for their business practices and products. Each piece is unique, beautiful, and is made to last forever!" ~ E
"This is an amazing company! Ted is an artist who is also a perfectionist and as a result the craftsmanship of the kitchen cupboards he built for us is superb. Ted is also a visionary and was able to come up with all kinds of interesting and unique ideas as to how our kitchen could look. Not only is his finished product outstanding, he also excels at customer service. We wish all businesses were such a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend InnovativeWoodworking Co."
"After big renos to an old home my husband & I knew we needed those finishing touches that only a master carpenter could provide. To our rescue came Ted of Innovative Woodworking Co. His business is aptly named. He had the huge job of having new blend with old. He not only provided & finished baseboards he had helped us choose but in the end designed and custom made corner pieces to finish it all off! Fast, precise, & like the name says, innovative are the words I would choose to describe Ted. He is also discussing ways to vamp up our old brick fireplace front and we just can't wait to have him back to finish it! Thank you Ted!" ~ J & K
"IWCO does outstanding work and is extremely professional. We had a custom built in shelving unit and mantel done and it is amazing. The craftsmanship is second to none, and the installation was smooth.Highly recommend IWCO, and would definately hire him again." ~ R
"I needed a Maple railing and stub wall installed, Innovative Woodworking Co. did a fantastic job. The workmanship was great and he was very professional with listening to what I wanted for the finish look. I am using Innovative Woodworking Co. again for another project." ~ B
"- work scope was custom kitchen cabinetry design, fabrication, and installation
- high degree of craftsmanship in fabrication of cabinets and doors, which were all built locally in Innovative Woodworking's shop.
- high quality materials utilized, with reasonable price addition for material upgrades.
- wood samples provided to enable informed final selection of grain and appearance.
- custom wood stain color applied, as chosen by the customer.
- layout and detailed design conducted up front to enable preview and pricing of kitchen layout prior to commencing order of materials." ~ G
"We had a custom headboard for our master bedroom that we wanted built for our newly constructed home. We discovered Innovative Woodworking Co. through the internet and made contact. Once initial contact was made we discussed ideas and submitted concept drawings. IWCO was able to take the concept drawings and issue final drawings to us for approval and construction. Prior to construction startup, IWCO did a site visit to better understand the scope of the project (approximately 3 hours - 1 way). We wanted our headboard built out of fir and IWCO was able to fulfill that request. The construction timeline was achieved as well as the initial estimate that was provided to us. We are considering having other custom pieces of furniture built and have been in contact with IWCO for concept and design ideas. We will definitely contract IWCO for future projects." ~ G
"I had a custom standing desk and stool made at IWCO and was very happy with the service, quality, and price. Ted got back to our initial inquiry quickly, and, after collecting the details of what we were looking for and confirming our budget was in the right ballpark, did up an estimate and a series of concept sketches. We met at his workshop to work out the details of the design, and then agreed on a price, delivery date, and deposit. This entire process was very comfortable, and Ted was easy to work with throughout. Ted was always clear and straightforward when communicating, particularly when it came to design, materials, and costs. In the end, Ted delivered exactly what I had asked for, and even came in slightly under estimate. I had a fairly specific set of requirements (dimensions, features, build properties), and got all of them - even when the seat of the stool changed dramatically after prototyping. The construction is very high quality, looks great, and will last forever. Overall, I had an excellent experience with IWCO, and would recommend them without hesitation. " ~RTM1