Custom Furniture Components

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum’s building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.

Sterling Millworks was hired by Kiwi Custom Carpentry to mill all of the parts used to construct seating inside the museum.

Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

Custom moldings and architectural elements

U.S. Capitol Building

The U.S. Capitol Building is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for over two centuries. Begun in 1793 under Pres. George Washington, the U.S. Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored. Today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.

The Architect of the Capitol hired Sterling Millworks to faithfully reproduce historic, colonial moldings and architectural elements.

Custom Molding Reproductions

Dirksen Senate Office Building

The Dirksen Senate Office Building is the second office of three buildings for members of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. Constructed in 1956, the building was renovated during 1999–2000 under the auspices of the Architect of the Capitol, who at the time was Alan M. Hantman, FAIA. Day-to-day supervision of the project was carried out by Assistant Architect Michael G. Turnbull, FAIA.

Sterling Millworks was hired to reproduce many of the custom moldings used throughout the building's renovation.

Photo credit: Senate Photography Studio

Custom Corbels, Siding, Flooring, Lintels, Window Frames

Custom Architectural Millwork for Private Residence

This is a beautiful, private home for which Sterling Millworks created all of the custom millwork for a major restoration project. Tom worked closely with the architect and homeowner to fabricate all of the corbels, siding, flooring, lintels, window frames, and every other interior and exterior component which required custom millwork.

Custom Siding, Flooring, Molding and Architectural Elements

Historic Chelsea House

Built in the late eighteenth century, rebuilt circa 1830, Chelsea is a two-story, hip-roof frame house with a bracketed cornice and a combination of Federal and Greek Revival interior trim. The small Federal house was purchased by the Berry family in the 1790s, and enlarged and renovated a generation later. It remained in the Berry family until 1917. The name derives from the tract known as Chelsea patented in 1671. The house is currently under restoration.

Since 2011, the Kettering Largo Mitchellville Boys & Girls Club has been in a partnership with Maryland Parks & Planning to renovate the Historic Chelsea House to serve as their new club house. Sterling Millworks has fabricated much of the siding, flooring, moldings and architectural elements used throughout the building's interior and exterior renovations.

Photo credit: Kettering-Largo-Mitchellville Boys & Girls Club

Historical Reproductions

St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Church was built in 1766 in California, Maryland. It is considered to be among the most unusual of Maryland colonial churches by virtue of its twin west towers embellished by brick quoin, the inset portico, the two convex tapering columns, the palladian or venetian window, the fluted lonic interior columns the two-level gallery, and the reredos. Tom Moore of Sterling Millworks restored the building and recreated custom architectural elements, mouldings, and doors to maintain historical accuracy.

Historical Reproductions

Sotterley Plantation

Sotterley Plantation is a historic landmark plantation house in Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland. It is a long  1-1⁄2-story, nine-bay frame building, covered with wide, beaded clapboard siding and wood shingle roof, overlooking the Patuxent River. It was once the home of George Plater (1735–1792), the sixth Governor of Maryland, and Herbert L. Satterlee (1863-1947), a New York business lawyer and son-in-law of J.P. Morgan. Sotterley was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000.

Sterling Millworks produced exterior beaded siding, structural and architectural elements for restoration on the building exteriors.

Historical Reproductions

All Faith Church

All Faith Church is an historic church located at Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County, Maryland built between 1766 and 1769. It is a one-story brick, laid in Flemish bond, building with a wood shingle roof. It is one of the best examples of preserved Georgian ecclesiastical design and construction in St. Mary's County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Tom Moore of Sterling Millworks restored the building's interior and recreated fluted columns and other architectural elements.

Historical Reproductions

Villa de Alpacas Carriage House and Stables

Villa de Alpacas is home to the last Victorian Carriage House and Stable in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Built in the 1870s, this building was painstakingly restored by Tom Moore of Sterling Millworks, and is now home to Villa de Alpacas’ Fiber Studio as well as the Sterling Millworks shop.