Portfolio - Custom period built ins

The basis for starting my custom cabinet shop in Portland, OR was to design and build full custom kitchens, period correct built ins, vanities, mudroom cabinets, built in closets and so much more in the original styles of our houses from Victoriam through mid century modern and into contemporary.  I am happy to work with architects, interior designers, contractors or homeowners to make the designs come to life.  I am always willing to try new ideas from building kitchens in Reclaimed wood to sleek solid wood slab doors in bookmatched grain.  Whatever your custom cabinetry needs might be I am confident we can make them a reality.

Amazing period correct dining room hutch

This design was done in a "new" construction type remodel and was part of a whole house project.  It is based on original 1920 style built ins which were often found in larger homes throughout Portland.  The house was done in a classic Foursquare style and I designed in to look truly original.  It is also built like they used to with only high quality materials by local makers.

Custom Built ins for period homes

I Specialize in designing and building custom cuilt cns for craftsman, mid century, tudor, foursquare, and modern homes.  If you have the need for attic storage, under stair cabinets, crawl space cabinets, built in dressers, built in closets, custom bedroom cabinetry or custom furniture grade cabinets of any kind we can help.

If you have a nook, alcove, attic crawlspace or other untapped storage opportunity in your period house look no further. 


Ellen and Scott's huge Minimal Wall Unit

Large modern custom wall unit in a spectacular Sellwood Foursquare.  Clean lined custom cabinetry is possible to blend into a classic Portland period home and can look perfectly at home in any period style house.

This wall to wall bookcase would work beautifully in  Portland MCM house, a tudor house and obviously in a modern house.  Our cabinets are custom designed, hand built in Portland and installed by me personally with help from my small, talented group of woodworkers.

Hallway built in to mimic original style cabinetry

Flat grained douglas for was the prevalent wood used in Portland, OR during the building boom of the 1910's through the 1920's.  Most original cabinets from that era are Fir (if they still exist)  This full custom vintage styled bookcase/linen closet is an example of how to seamlessly blend new cabinetry with old trim.  The window and door trim is original.  I had the Lintel molding custom made to match the original exactly.  We custom matched the stain color as well and finished the cabinet in Shellac which would have been the finish du jour in 1917.

Large custom hutch cabinet

Another vintage style hutch in the Grant Park neighborhood.  Period cabinets designed and built like they used to but with modern drawer glides and hardware.  This one features some awesome interior lighting.