The Concept >

Why Choose Wood-Tek

What do you get when you blend the warmth of wood, with the strength of steel?

ANSWER: Wood-Tek shelving and cabinetry

Wood-Tek’s classic good looks grace the hallways and front areas of business, legal and accounting firms, as well as libraries and schools across the country.

Wood-Tek is not only beautiful, but strong enough to support the weight of the heaviest of media.

Why Wood-Tek, and not Millwork?

Wood-Tek is a unique storage system that pairs real wood end panels, doors, and shelf edges with Aurora Shelving to make a product unsurpassed in beauty, strength, and versatility. Unlike traditional millwork, Wood-Tek has many advantages.

The Wood-Tek Advantage


Wood-Tek with Steel Shelving

Millwork Wood Shelving

Shelf Rigidity

Unlike millwork, Wood-Tek uses Aurora Quik-Lok, steel shelving that’s guaranteed to stay rigid and level—not sag with time. Shelf edges are trimmed in solid wood so they look elegant while highly functional too.

Solid wood shelving is prone to warping. It can bend and sag under heavy loads.


Shelf Adjustability

Shelves are adjustable and can be moved at any time.

Built-in millwork typically has fixed shelving.


Media Support

Wood-Tek shelves support greater weight than conventional millwork. One 36” x 12” span of shelving holds more than 300 lbs.

Limited capability for supporting weight without sagging.

Design Options

Wood-Tek comes in 5 wood species and 10 elegant stains and can be matched for other woods and stains just like millwork. When combined with any of the 32 beautiful colors of shelving, Wood-Tek provides infinite design possibilities.

Millwork can be ordered in any species and stain.


Wood-Tek product is versatile and ‘portable’. If your business moves, Wood-Tek can move with you to preserve your investment.

Built-in millwork is…well…built-in, making it an expensive venture to remove or, worse yet, leave behind.

Financial Benefits

Wood-Tek depreciates as furniture. Millwork is considered a fixed asset.

Quality & Consistency of Product

Wood-Tek adheres to the highest standards of the Architectural Woodworking Institute, which requires that product be hand-stained and hand-rubbed.

The quality of millwork is completely dependent upon the skill of the contractor hired.

Options >

Wood-Tek Possibilities 

Species and Stains

Species and Stains

End Panel Styles

End Panel Styles

Door Styles

Door Styles

Crown and Base Styles

Crown and Base Styles

Countertop Profiles

Countertop Profiles

Models >


Wood-Tek can be incorporated with many Aurora Storage and Filing Products including Aurora Quik-Lok Shelving, Aurora Mobile and Times-2 Speed Files.

There are infinite combinations of styles, woods, and species for libraries, bookcases, cabinets, tables, and end panels customized to match your space.





Accessories >

Wood-Tek offers many options for matching accessories including wall mounted cabinets, conference tables, atlas stands, podiums, and study carrels.

References >

Education / Museums

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Columbia University – Union Theological
  • University of Chicago
  • Harvard University
  • Dominican University
  • Loyola University
  • UMKC Law (University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law)
  • Aurora West High School
  • Lycee Francais
  • Atlanta Art Institute
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Morton Arboretum
  • National Academy of Science – Washington, DC


  • Clinton Library
  • Lincoln Library
  • Gail Bordon Public Library, Elgin, IL
  • Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL


  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LA
  • Brigham Medical Library
  • Mayo Clinic, AZ
  • Marshfield Clinic, WI
  • Smith Phillips Mitchell & Scott, MS
  • Holly Hunt, FL


  • Court of Appeals
  • Adams, Kleemeir, Hagan, Hannah & Fouts
  • Riverside Court of Appeals, CA
  • Nelson Mullins Law Firm, NC
  • Smith Phillips Mitchell & Scott, MS
  • Grippo & Eldon
  • Post & Schell


  • Teamsters Headquarters, Local 731
  • Blank Rome, LLP
  • North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
  • Apache, AZ
  • McDougal Littell, IL
  • Chubb
  • Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, IN


  • Capital Police, DC
  • Cook County, IL
  • US Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Shaw AFB, SC
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, CA
  • La Salle County States Atty. Office, Ottawa, IL

Case Studies

Wood-Tek is the Bright and Inviting Choice for this High School

When Aurora West High School began its building expansion, the library staff turned to the experts at Aurora for product solutions and design advice. read more.

Philadelphia Foundation Chooses Wood-Tek

Embarking on a renovation and expansion, the Chemical Heritage Foundation required the housing of a variety of unique books and artifacts in an environmentally friendly manner. Additionally, they wished to replace sagging and worn wooden shelving with a sturdy and aesthetically beautiful storage system. read more.

Wood-Tek Adds a Touch of Elegance to Teamsters

Teamsters Local 731 planned to build a modern facility in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge. The new storage and filing system would have to be in keeping with the architect’s vision for the entire building. Aesthetics were a great concern; the new system would have to blend into the beautifully appointed building that contained Italian marble and rich mahogany woods. read more.