Our Featured Works

Professional wood workers serving Monterey, Carmel, Salinas, Marina, Pacific Grove, and surrounding communities

Rustic Alder Wood Door

It is very satisfying when we get an unexpected message from a client telling us how much they love the door that we made for them.

This Dutch door is made of rustic alder wood and a lightly obscured glass. The customer decided to go with a light stain to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.

A Classier Living Space

You don’t need a large or expensive home to spruce it up with our work. A client commissioned us to build some items for their condo in the hills of Monterey.  They wanted to put their own touch on the space, and achieved that through the built-in floating cabinets and shelves in their living area, as well as with a built-in dresser.  All of these items were made with paint grade maple that the customer will finish to compliment the rooms. The floating cabinets have push open hardware for that clean and modern look, and the client chose more traditional hardware for the dresser.

2 Piece Cabinet

These pictures are of a recently completed home in the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel. We worked closely with the end customer for over 7 months during the build to work out the details that moved this project from impressive to breath taking. All of the cabinets, book shelves, wine cabinets, entertainment center, and vanities were made with hemlock, which is a tree that grows in the Pacific North West. It is a light colored wood, like Douglas Fir, but has a more subdued grain color.

Highlights of this build include a drum cabinet with lazy Susan, see through upper kitchen cabinets with glass doors on both sides, extra wide island with hemlock platforms on each end, a 130 bottle wine rack with roll out maple drawers, matching wood grain vanities, matching laundry room, and tongue and groove paneling. Although we were not able to get a picture of it, we also build a matching screen door from the same wood species.

2 Piece Cabinet

Whether you need a full kitchen and vanity, or just need to update a current area for better usage, we can help you.
Just finished this 2 piece cabinet that will slip under a work table at the Pacific Grove library. It’s made of premium maple plywood boxes for strength and white oak face frame and doors with tumbler locks for security.
Next, it is off to be color stained to match the work table and installed by local contractor Gish Construction.
Another project done and a happy customer.

Long Lasting Kitchen Cabinets

I was told by one of the local painters today that he was commissioned to refinish a kitchen that we made. Since we make our kitchens with strong materials and use the best building practices, it is not unusual for our builds to last many years.

However, to find out that this kitchen was originally built in 1954 and only needs some surface clean up and refinishing, it is a testament to the quality of our builds.

Custom Dresser for Closet

It’s so great when things turn out better than expected. A customer ordered a custom dresser that she planned to finish and slide into her closet. She was expecting a quality built unit but mostly utilitarian in usage. Once seeing the end result in person, she is ecstatic and has decide to stain it and make it the focal piece for her master bedroom. I suspect we will be making matching night stands next.
Match gained drawer fronts and wood top makes this an elegant with a modern twist.

A Classy Bar Dress-Up

We had the opportunity to help one of our repeat customers dress up their bar upper cabinet. The first step was to replace the original door wood inserts with glass. 2nd step was to bore out the wood shelves for LED strips and top them with 1/2″ glass to support the weight. Now the bottles and glasses are lit from the bottom and look much more dramatic.