Our Featured Works

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

Finished Builds in Place - Raging Bull

Always wonderful to see our builds completed and in place. We made a large curved walnut television stand that showed off the client’s energy drink logo and products, and a matching company logo wall sign on milled wooden slats . Thanks to Signs by Vans for machining the wood pattern and Cypress Coast Construction for getting it finished and installed.

Double Sided White Oak Bookcases

Having to make room for these double sided white oak bookcases that are in process by assembling them in the parking lot. At over 7 feet tall, it will be impressive to see all 8 sets together.

Completed & Installed Dutch Door

Completed windows and back Dutch door for a customer in Carmel. We copied the style down to the same inside sticking profile so the new units would blend in prefectly with this small cottage.

Bay Windows

Although we are a custom wood shop, there are times when we do limited runs of some unique items. These are bay windows for an apartment complex in Sausalito, with units being renovated before new tenants move in. We always have a few of these in pieces and / or in process since timing is not within our control.

The Raging Bull

Group effort with Signs By Van of Castroville to get this project moving. Thanks to Jeremy and his crew for such a great job of routing the bull for this energy drink logo.

Flip Open Bench & Hidden Dog Bowl

We get the occasional request that is a little out of the norm and allows us to get creative. First one was a flip open cover on a bench seat that would not slam shut because of children living in the home. Resolved this with a few slow closing hinges rather than a piano hinge and shock assembly. The other was finding a place for some dog water bowls in a crowded kitchen. We made a shallow push open drawer for them that fits into the toe of a corner cabinet.

Walnut Cabinet

This cabinet is finished and leaving the shop today. It is walnut inside and out, and made to match other cabinets in the customer’s home exactly, down to the details on the doors and end panel. This will be stained a dark brown with a satin finish.

Hickory Loft Workstations

It is very satisfying to see our work finished and installed. Even better when the customer is so pleased with the whole process, from design to completion.
The customer decided to change from maple to hickory for their loft work stations, cutting table, and the personal desk tucked into a closet space. The finish really made the colors in the wood stand out.

Piano Entry Table

A customer asked us to convert this broken and worn out stand up piano into a table. We originally thought a coffee table, but this entry table pays a better homage to the original musical instrument. Needless to say the customer is thrilled with the results. Great work by our craftsman, Mark

Piano Entry Table

Not all of our creations are full kitchens. Some are smaller but still important additions to fill an open nook or wall space. In this case, it added some much needed storage in the busy household of a realtor and her family. We matched the current cabinet style so it blends in and looks as though it has always been there. 

Maple Entertainment Center

There is nothing better than a message from a customer telling us how much they love their new built-in entertainment center the minute the installation is complete. We worked closely with the customer from Marina to design this unit. After a few iterations and tweaks to get the look that they wanted, they approved the design and off we went. Nothing but the best maple plywood and lumber used on the structure and touch points for this one, even though it is all painted. The material is a little more expensive, but it pays for itself in quality, strength, and years of durability. Good thing too because we had to build it extra strong to hold the weight of the four glass doors, each of which is bigger than the average shower glass door. Progress pictures from concept to installation. The customer has promised that we can see it in person and take some better photo’s in the new year. Thanks to Jade Coast Construction for handling the installation and finish. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from the Knapp Mill & Cabinets crew.

Rift White Oak Entertainment Center

This is one of the first builds in which Knapp has been involved from conception and renderings to a “ready for finish” unit. We worked with our customer from Carmel by the Sea to develop this rift white oak entertainment center. It looks beautiful in person thanks to the great work by our craftsman Hank and will no doubt be breath-taking once finished in the white wash stain that is coming next.
From design to build, Knapp Mill and Cabinets is rocking the Monterey Bay Area.

Pebble Beach Main & Butler Kitchens

These pictures are of a recently completed main and butler’s kitchen in Pebble Beach.  What used to be a dated large kitchen was divided for privacy and made more elegant with floor to ceiling cabinets and a hidden walk through. When the doors are closed, the walk through appears as part of the cabinetry. Other details include an appliance garage with flipper doors, refrigerator door panels to match, and built in utensil and silverware organizers. We also made a custom hood for the range vent and tucked away bar cabinets for the entertainment room.

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.

House Full of Wood Work

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.

Decorative Storage Cabinets

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.