Interior Designers / Design Architects

ATTENTION DESIGN ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS offers both you and your client's access to our local Southeastern Pennsylvania “Character-Grade” Hardwood Market - thick wood slabs of walnut, cherry and maple that are full of amazing color and character we use to make our custom hardwood cutting boards and shelves. 


The Black Walnut Carving Board and Live-Edge Floating Shelf shown below illustrate the effectiveness of using "Character-Grade" Hardwood as a decor accent. The warm black walnut color tones and character of the ZimBoards walnut floating shelf and custom carving board bring a natural element into the space. 



 Choose a modern or rustic design that best accents your spaces décor style.


We specialize in Custom Hardwood Shelving, both open bracket and floating shelves. As an example, we showcase these 4 modern-style flat-edge black walnut floating shelves that demonstrate what is possible. Each shelf is full of small knots and wavy grain combined with rich coffee-brown color tones black walnut is known for but most important, each shelf matches in color and character. We can provide this because each shelf was sawn from the same log ensuring each shelf has uniform color and character. (Shelves measure 12”D X 90”W X 2”H).

The English Walnut Floating Shelves shown above demonstrate our ability to deliver one-of-a-kind custom shelving that stands out. English Walnut is known for its black wavy grain lines with dark to pale brown color tones. This client requested a natural live edge with lighter color tones to contrast against a darker stone wall. The client also requested routing/drilling preparation for undershelf LED PUC lighting...and we delivered.      


Our Catalyzed Conversion Varnish (CCV) Finish is the established Fine Furniture Premium Finish. CCV must be applied by a skilled woodworker due to it requiring accurate preparation/mixing and application. CCV has a 40/60% solids that seals the wood and is maintenance-free. When cured, CCV's elasticity allows it to move with the wood eliminating cracking and flaking. CCV exposes the woods beautiful grain and color while leaving a satin smooth textured surface. 

Because we mill and dry our own wood slabs, we can offer variations in wood color and character that best fit the rooms decor style.  




We maintain a rotating inventory of hundreds of kiln-dried hardwoods ready for building our shelves and cutting boards. We are always searching for the next great log that's solid and full of beautiful color and wood character. For us, working with this wood is a lifestyle, from purchasing logs to processing the wood - collecting the best wood slabs with the most figure which will make amazing cutting boards and shelves.

Unlike commercially processed lumber, our character-grade hardwood has natural imperfections which give it amazing wood character. Each log is different, and we never really know what's inside until we actually mill it...this factor alone is exciting and is what drives us. Freshly sawn "Green" wood slabs are stacked and dried for 2 years until they are ready for the woodshop. Our character-grade hardwood is not available commercially so it's a specialty wood that we must mill and dry ourselves. 

We have the skilled craftsmen! All of our woodworking and finishing is done by 3rd generation skilled wood workers and fine furniture finishers who are passionate about their work and very capable.

We offer a Trade Discount! Interior Design and Design Architect Firms submitting a Federal Tax Number will not only receive tax-free status but also will receive a Trade Discount.

We are accessible! Contact me by phone or email – I am Steve Zimmer and I am responsible for assisting you with projects and purchases. I can be reached by calling 610-310-9625 or by email at

Shelf Sizing & Finishing Options

Choose shelf widths from 12”W to 90”W and up to 15”D. Our floating shelves are 2” thick or greater and routed to hide their Aluminum or HD Steel Bracket inside.

We can also rout and drill for under-shelf LED lighting.

While we do specialize in character-grade hardwood (clear finishes) we are very capable of supplying stained and painted shelving.

Our skilled woodcrafters and finishers deliver a premium shelf that reveals the handmade workmanship.