John Cox is still at the wheel designing and overseeing the shop
and looks forward to helping every customer obtain their dreams.
We love it when we can provide our customers with their dream.
Cap Wood Products was started by John Cox in 1978 in a small and drafty garage in downtown Waukesha. At first all work was done by John at night as he was an architectural draftsman by day. Within a few years the demand for his work was so great that he quit his drafting job and worked full time on the architectural mill-work and furniture projects that were coming into his shop.
In 1980 Cap Wood moved to a much larger facility on an old dairy farm that had been converted into manufacturing shops in Genesee Depot Wisconsin. Shorty after that move, John and his growing company opened up their first showroom to display their handcrafted furniture. Dining room sets, entertainment centers and roll-top desks were just some of the pieces on display.
Cap Wood was noticed by other small furniture makers and started contracting to manufacture other lines of furniture for furniture companies. At about that same time Cap Wood Product put out their own catalog of furniture designs and started selling through independent sales representatives in 8 states.
It wasn't long before a larger shop was needed. Late in 1988 we broke ground to construct our 14,500 square foot building. CWP moved their operations in May 1098 to the facility in Waukesha, WI where we continue to design our unique creations. With the added space, CWP brought in more machinery over the next few years in order to produce high quality furniture along with handcrafted custom cabinets and other wood components that customers had requested CWP to make.
As of now, CWP has the capacity to manufacture, finish and package a large variety of projects ranging from the high end custom piece of furniture for the distinguishing customers to large runs of component parts for POP display distributors. With John still at the wheel designing and overseeing the shop, CWP looks forward to helping all customers obtain the quality piece of furniture or cabinetry that they dream of.