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Cape Cod Home  /  Annual Home 2020 / ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner


Whether in the memory of our mind’s eye, or literally in front of us, we’ve all seen it—a child poised at the helm of an imaginary ship, barking orders to their scallywag friends and preparing for battle against a rogue gang of pirates. Usually the mighty vessel is fashioned out of whatever is gathered from the beach, woods or backyard, and a child’s ingenuity and imagination fills in the vivid details.

At Timmerwerk Fine Custom Cabinetry, based in Brewster, the grown-up kids are in command of everything they need to create durable, fashionable and remarkable furniture for the child in all of us. Looking to set-up the ideal space for the grandkids to have fun and create memories for years to come? Timmerwerk specializes in bunkroom built-ins that will delight any age.

Craftsmanship and collaboration are the two principles that drive each project to a successful outcome. Their experience of working with architects and designers has a proven track record, but their ability to connect and create for individual homeowners is where they find the most satisfaction. “It is so rewarding to complete a project for a client that started as just a flicker of an idea,” owner Paul Van Steensel explains. “Clients often tell us that they want something they saw in a magazine or at a friend’s home, but when we deliver the final piece that has some sort of element that is unique to their family, that is when we know we have created something special.”

Timmerwerk also puts their custom mill shop to work crafting custom built-ins and architectural millwork for a more mature crowd; like custom kitchen cabinetry, desks, dining tables and built-in shelving. Looking for an elegant closet or wine cellar created especially for you and your family? How about a custom fireplace mantle that is crafted to your specifications and includes customized shelving and built-ins? Timmerwerk will turn your vision into a special element of your home that you will treasure for years to come. 

“We have been lucky to build some pretty extraordinary things,” Van Steensel recalls. “From a desk for an executive who spends their nights in a custom office while they are working in a time zone on the other side of the world, to a baking station for someone who loves to make things for their grandchildren.”

Their design solutions will inspire, enhance and complement any interior and with over 57 years combined experience in custom carpentry, their expertise will meet any expectations. So, why get out the blow-up mattresses the next time the kids come for a visit? Instead, create a space that will have your family dreaming of spending time at your house. Maybe they will plan their next visit before they leave this time?

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Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.