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In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s John Fetherolf built and remodeled custom homes. After struggling to find quality hardwood doors for his customers, he decided to start building his own style and rail doors. At first, doors were designed and built as needed for the current construction projects John was working on. Eventually, other contractors and homeowners were contacting him to build their doors. Thus a new enterprise was born and John started a shop dedicated to building quality, custom hardwood doors: Bent Nail Architectural Millwork

In 1992 John, along with his son and longtime apprentice David, officially founded Bent Nail Architectural Millwork in Lodi, Ohio. Boasting over 30 years of combined experience, we build doors for residential and commercial applications where the warmth and beauty of wood doors are desired.

And we build more than just doors. We create custom wooden entry doors, interior doors, moldings, louvered products, radius-top doors, windows, true divided lite windows and more. Additionally, we offer repair and restoration services and install everything we build. Our dedication to restoration services has led us to many historical sites and we've even received a historic preservation award from Cleveland Restoration Society.

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Milling saws, engraving cutters, woodworking bench's, hand tools, power tools, wood stains, We work with the best equipment and materials available. We can take care any kind of woodwork or millwork you need done for residential, commercial and historical work.

We work on and make many different millwork product. Entry doors, interior doors, moldings, louvered products, radius top doors, radius top windows, commercial projects, true divided lite windows, specialty millwork, and we also install everything we make. For more see our Custom Millwork.

We Repair And Restore Millwork!

We have ever millwork tool you can think of in our shop. Bring your project to us or we can come to you. Without architectural millwork you can be assured the what you needed to be repaired or restored will last you years to come. For more information have a look at our repairs and restoration page.


Whether you're looking for new woodworking or in need of repair or restoration work - our expert craftsmen have the ability and know-how to create and resurrect just about any wood product you throw at us. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help!