We stand by a commitment to collaborate with our clients to design and create custom furniture, residential fixtures, and commercial installations. Our work is built with the highest quality, sustainably and locally sourced lumber; a combination of traditional hand-cut joinery and modern tooling methods; and the most durable, beautiful, and eco-friendly finishes.


LR Custom Fabrication is the collaborative effort of two friends, Karl Loftus and Ernie Renn. Ernie’s background includes a decade of fine carpentry, woodworking, contracting, and large scale retail display fabrication. Karl’s background includes years of operating his former company, specializing in residential/commercial painting and high-end finishing. Our work has been featured in Dwell Magazine, Light Art + Design, and in homes and businesses around the N.C. Triangle area.

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“All of the work that Karl and Ernie did for me exceeded expectations. There is not a guest that walks into my house that is not drawn to and amazed by the island and bartops that LR Custom Fab have built. Karl and Ernie were able to take my idea and walk me through the possible materials and adjustments to turn my idea into their artwork.”

-Adam, Hillsborough N.C.

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616 HWY 54 W, CHAPEL HILL, NC, 27516