Custom Woodwork and Millwork Finishes

Furniture Design Knossos is your choice for woodwork projects and millwork finishes. Call us today at (718) 729-0404 for a free quote.

Unique Finishing Millwork: Professional Service
You Can Count On

With our in-house and top-of-the-line finishing department, Furniture Design Knossos has the expertise and ability to create any unique finishing millwork project using state-of-the-art processes and premium materials. No matter the type of millwork finish you choose, we do it by hand with our experienced and trained professionals to ensure high consistency while reducing waste.
Our millwork finishes range from French polishes to lacquered linens to meet multiple styles, needs, and budgets. Before you decide on a finish, we will explain our finishing process, the benefits of each finish, and what to expect after we complete the project. We want our customers to have all the information before deciding on wood finishes and custom millwork projects.
The right finish can complement your interior and boost its overall functionality and style.

When you partner with us, you can expect:

  • A wide selection of millwork finishes
  • Quality materials and colors
  • 40 years of industry experience
  • Quality craftsmanship
  • Professional planning and implementation
  • Exceptional expertise in the field of millwork and wood surfaces
  • 100% customer satisfaction


At Knossos, we keep up with the latest trends and news in the millwork industry to deliver the best solutions to our clients. Whether you want to partner with us for your residential or commercial millwork project, you can trust us to guide you through the process from beginning to end. The finishes we offer are included below.

french polish

If you’ve always wanted that unique glossy finish on a vintage piece of furniture, you can’t go wrong with our French polish. We use a professional French polishing technique to ensure every piece of furniture, cabinetry, or desk has that perfect bright finish. While it is time-consuming, we use top-of-the-line equipment to be as precise as possible and decrease production time without sacrificing quality.
One of the best things about this type of millwork finish is that it is durable and can last for years with regular maintenance and cleaning. It is also very flexible, making it resistant to scratches and stains. As a result, it is a perfect choice for furniture you frequently use, including office desks, living room cabinets, or dining tables.

Polyester Automobile Finish

Although polyester is popular in the automotive industry, it is also applicable for home designs and millwork projects due to its impressive glass-smooth finish. It is a durable finish, with impressive moisture resistance but less flexibility than the French polish. While it can resist scratches and stains, you might notice some imperfections over time due to climate changes or heat exposure. Our polyester automobile finish is an excellent option if you are into modern designs. You can choose between metallic and pearlescent finishes to improve the overall interior of your home or office. We provide various options, including matte, gloss, satin, and semi-gloss.
Our experts can help you make the right choice based on your current furniture, wall color, or style if you can’t decide.

Lacquered Linen

We use the highest-quality materials for each water-based finish to ensure 100% satisfaction. The same goes for our lacquered linen millwork finish. We recommend this option for modern and high-end furniture.
One of the best things about this finish is that it is fast drying and resistant to water. It also maintains its transparency throughout the years, doesn’t yellow, and requires very little maintenance. If you are in a hurry and want a quality finish that doesn’t take long to dry, you can’t go wrong with lacquered linen.
You can notice a significant difference in your cabinets or shelves with one thin layer. Like French polish and polyester, it gives that smooth finish and helps achieve an impeccable shine. At Knossos Furniture Design, we offer a vast selection of colors and sheens.


Some think that gold leafing is a modern technique, but on the contrary, it is a decorative method dating back to 2500 BC that can turn any piece of furniture into a masterpiece.
At Knossos Furniture Design, we excel in gold leafing, allowing clients to enjoy unique designs and impeccable results. If you are looking for extraordinary millwork designs, we recommend our gold leaf finish as one of the most impressive finishes in the woodworking industry. Although the gold sheets are delicate to implement, our experts have the skills and tools to apply them carefully without compromising the result.
You can expect a smooth gold finish that will wow everyone that visits your residential or commercial property.

Full-Service Custom Woodworking With a Dedication to Quality

At Knossos Furniture Design, we provide our clients with the highest quality custom furniture, unique cabinetry, architectural millwork, and premium finishes. We can execute any style, from contemporary to traditional, and meet various needs, specifications, and budgets. You can count on our designers and architects for small, medium, and large-scale residential and commercial projects, including:

As a leading millwork provider, we work closely with homeowners, builders, architects, and designers to provide complete design services and millwork finishes. We also collaborate with some of the best brands in the industry to ensure quality for every finish you choose. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we go above and beyond to turn your ideas into reality.


What is architectural woodwork?

Architectural woodwork refers to the decorative or functional woodwork elements used in the construction or renovation of buildings, such as moldings, paneling, cabinetry, doors, and windows. This type of woodwork requires specialized craftsmanship and is often custom-made to fit a project’s unique design and specifications. Architectural woodwork can enhance a space’s beauty and character while providing practical storage, organization, and functionality solutions. When selecting a contractor for architectural woodwork, it is important to consider their experience, expertise, and portfolio to ensure they can meet your specific needs and deliver high-quality, durable products.

  • Durability and longevity: Wood is a durable and long-lasting material, making it an excellent choice for architectural features that must withstand wear and tear over time.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Wood has a natural beauty and warmth that can enhance the look and feel of any space.
  • Versatility: Wood can be customized to meet the unique design requirements of any project, including different colors, finishes, and styles.
  • Sustainability: Many architectural woodwork products are made from sustainable materials and produced using environmentally friendly methods, making them eco-friendly for building and design projects.
  • Increased property value: High-quality architectural woodwork can add value to a property, making it a smart investment for property owners.

Architectural woodwork is manufactured through modern technology and traditional craftsmanship techniques. The process involves selecting high-quality wood, cutting, shaping, and finishing it into various pieces that can be assembled into custom-made fixtures and furniture. This includes milling, profiling, joinery, sanding, finishing, and installation. Special attention is paid to ensuring that each piece of architectural woodwork meets all the required quality, durability, and aesthetic standards.

Proper care and maintenance of architectural woodwork include dusting regularly, using a soft cloth and mild cleaning solution for occasional cleaning, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, and maintaining appropriate humidity levels. It is also recommended to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials while cleaning.

The most common types of architectural woodwork include cabinetry, millwork, paneling, trim, molding, and decorative elements such as wainscoting and coffered ceilings. These elements can be made from various woods and finishes to achieve the desired aesthetic and functional properties. At Furniture Design Knossos, we create custom architectural woodwork pieces tailored to each client’s unique needs and preferences.

Are you ready to partner with experts in custom woodworking and millwork finishes? We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. Contact Knossos Furniture Design today at (718) 361-5274 to book your appointment.

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