For as long as Hatchet Design Build has operated, we’ve run our mill-shop out of the office basement. Our master craftsman ran every job on a single table saw with limited space. In 2017, it became clear we were taking on more projects than our basement could fit, prompting us to expand not only our physical space by moving the shop to Industry City, but also our capabilities as a business by branching out our crafts people into a subsidiary company.

When it came to picking a name for our new entity, we wanted to pick something that embodied the spirit of our team. If you’ve ever come to our office, you’ve probably met our Principal Zach Rockhill’s blue heeler, Rosie. We think of Rosie as an embodiment of who we are as a company. We’re loyal, patient, playful and hardworking. Sure, Rosie only works hard at her Frisbee game, but we appreciate ethic where we see it. With that, we registered our company as Good Dog Rosie Millwork and Fabrication.

Good Dog Rosie Residential Work

Most of Good Dog Rosie’s projects to date have been residential. For GDR, millwork is not just cabinets and drawers.   Each project is an opportunity that is waiting for its own unique solution. They create work that is designed for industrious use and to be of lasting quality.

Custom millwork we fabricated for a townhouse in Chelsea.

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Kitchen millwork for a condo in the Village.


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Kitchen millwork in a townhouse in Boerum Hill.

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Pull detail from a custom vanity for a project in Brooklyn Heights.

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Under stair storage in a Brooklyn Heights loft.

Good Dog Rosie Commercial Work

This exciting expansion has also allowed our talented crafts people to pick up additional work and abled them to devote their time to sensational projects, like William Kentridge’s stage at NYC Performa 2017 and Barbara Kruger’s buildout for her collaboration with Volcom.

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Detail of custom millwork GDR created for the Performa NYC hub in Chinatown.

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Half pipe and display shelves fabricated by GDR.

Even though we have worked with the same craftspeople since we opened our doors, we are always pleasantly surprised at the range of projects they are able to find since the separation from Hatchet. From built-ins for closets to furniture and a half-pipe for an art collective, GDR has made pieces for all different kinds of projects. They pride themselves on contemporary craftsmanship that preserves historic details in the work they create.

We can’t wait to see where our partnership takes us next.

A good dog.