2015 was not only a great year for CMS, but also for our hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Over the past few years, Grand Rapids has become known as “Beer City USA” and has joined the major leagues when it comes to economic growth and re-development. Our city has Continue reading →
Grand Rapids, MI isn’t just the birthplace of CMS; it also happens to now be the new home for the award- winning restaurant – Slows Bar-B-Q.
We recently had the opportunity to work on this project with Pioneer Construction, designing and manufacturing Continue reading →
Since 1991, our team at CMS has been committed to designing and manufacturing top of
the line products to meet your specifications. We’ve designed over 800 standard products
but we are also capable of creating custom designed solutions for just about any
environment. Over the years, we’ve done specialized work for floral shops, hotel lobbies,
supermarkets, restaurants, and many other interior spaces. Although custom design work can certainly present challenges, our team is dedicated to Continue reading →
I have come across a rash of articles lately profiling supermarket chains that are adding in-store bars and restaurants. In Hy-Vee’s new Des Moines stores, their Market Grilles offer casual dining, along with craft beer selections and large TV screens. Another example: Whole Foods is currently in the process of adding in-store dining and bars to their new stores in the Chicago market. Around the country, other grocery chains Continue reading →
copper top bar
wood panel bar front w/ cherry armrest
wood slat canopy
hostess stand w/ distressed cherry top
feature wall w/ steel & copper plates
We recently finished custom interior work for a new bar/restaurant, Gravity Taproom & Grille, located here in Grand Rapids. Above is a picture profile featuring some of this work (click on a photo to zoom).
To see more photos and to learn the key details related to this project, click here.
I’m not trying to impress with my use of Japanese — “shou-sugi-ban” is a wood treatment technique invented by the Japanese. It involves charring wood to add beauty and longevity to the wood. Traditionally in Japan, cedar siding and fencing was burnt to increase the wood’s resistance to insects and fire. The basic idea involves burning the surface of the wood to a varying degree of char, anywhere from a lightly burned-in look to a deep black char. When done well, Continue reading →
Some recent photos taken at a bookstore that we did custom millwork and cabinetry for.
decor-matched nesting tables
information service center
wide-angle store view