a look inside
Wisconsin-based Shell Lake Woodcrafters, metal-artisans Sielaff Corporation and Minneapolis steel shop, Bell Manufacturing (all partners for decades) work together to create a gorgeous mix of pure, solid wood paired with stainless and natural steel.
Selecting just the right wood is Shell Lake's first priority. Using solid cherry, maple or walnut from domestic forests that are responsibly managed, they skillfully match the perfect color, pattern and grain of each board by hand.
Dowel joinery, used for centuries, creates the best joint for cabinet frames. The unmatched strength will ensure your furniture lasts for generations.
Drawers are designed to be strong and durable. Each drawer box is crafted with dovetail joints for increased stability. A carefully finished piece of solid wood is hand-fitted to the front to complete the drawer.
Cabinet tops are carefully screwed on. This combination of time-honored methods and the latest technology reinforces structural integrity while creating heirloom quality and value.
Every surface is meticulously hand-sanded to give the wood a silky, smooth feeling. Each piece is hand-rubbed with natural oil-and-wax finish that highlights the beauty of the wood or stain options that let the grain of the wood show through.
Skilled metal artisans at Sielaff Corporation hand-weld Linear's stainless steel hardware using traditional metal-working technique. Their commitment to perfection is apparent in the flawless joinery and unique finish of every piece.
Made from 95 percent recycled natural steel, Bell Manufacturing's knobs, pulls and bases allow the handcrafted character to show through. Completed pieces are finished in a clear lacquer that protects against rusting and enhances the natural color of the steel.