Bringing your vision to life begins with great design. As Steve Jobs once said, “Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” With lifelong carpentry and woodworking experience, an eye for the details that matter, and an engineering background, we know the importance of form and function. But what really makes our designs sing is that they are the result of working together, building on each other's ideas toward the perfect solution.
Doug's experience working alongside his dad, learning the right way to build with integrity, has had a tremendous impact on his life and how he approaches carpentry and woodworking. The art of building beautiful and finely crafted pieces in our shop is also a science. Every detail needs to be hand-crafted and fit so precisely — from the smallest details to the most complex joinery — that it looks and works exactly how you want it to. All the tools of the trade are here, but learning how to use them to build your vision has taken a lifetime.
Okay, so we've design and built your ideal crown molding, wainscoting, or cabinetry. Now what? Well, the job isn't over. Ensuring that a beautiful built-in looks perfect in its place is all about the details. We fail if your gorgeous wood door, library, or bar doesn't quite fit. Close enough is never good enough. We have a custom carpenter's attitude and desire to measure, triple-check and install the finest, precisely made pieces. So we measure, triple-check, and then carefully and critically review our work. It simply has to be perfect. So it's not done until it's done.
A raw piece of wood is incredibly beautiful and organic. Sometimes, it's even the answer. But there are literally thousands of ways we enhance wood grains to match your decor and protect it for a lifetime and beyond. We provide custom wood finishes that utilize natural or eco-friendly paints, stains, oils, and waxes. We antique, glaze, french polish, hand stripe, highlight, and much more in order to finish your vision.
Yes, we have a passion (probably an obsession) for working with wood. So designing and building isn't all we do. We also enjoy and get great satisfaction from bringing back to life the vitality and integrity of a beautiful piece of woodwork, from cabinetry to furniture. If it's made of wood, we can repair it. But don't be surprised if we make it even better than the original.