Welcome to Dovetail’s wood shop
- the art and science of craft.
Dovetail's wood shop realizes designs with considered materials, fine craftsmanship, and attention to detail. We specialize in custom cabinetry, doors, and furniture, utilizing a range of fabrication methods from CNC machining to Japanese joinery. Collaboration and innovation are at the core of our working process and clients are partners, whether an in-house project or an outside commission. Results are timeless objects and spaces in which to live and play.
We are FSC Chain of Custody Certified to provide you with beautiful products from responsibly managed forests.
Jesse Knuston on the planer.
Custom teak kitchen cabinetry in the making.
From left: Adam Newman, Janos Mathiesen, Brooke Nakhuda, Jakob Kinney, Matt Fejeran, Jesse Knutson, and Yoshi the dog.
4' x 10' custom residential painted entry door, pivot hinge mount.
Filson's front doors, designed in the Dovetail wood shop, fabricated from reclaimed wine barrels of redwood, finished in charred shou sugi ban.
Alaskan cedar ofuru (Japanese soaking tub with traditional wood joinery).
Custom European style cabinetry with super high gloss acrylic faces encasing the fireplace.
Custom solid walnut slab stair treds.
Girin's custom cedar and steel door designed and fabricated in Dovetail's wood shop.
Combination of natural oak and painted wood cabinetry for retail display at London Plane restaurant.
Cabinets: Custom high gloss European style cabinetry.
Kitchen Island: Elm locally sourced and salvaged in Seattle. After a year of air drying, the elm was then kiln dried. Custom design integrating blackened stainless steel and exposed live edge counter top detailing.
Alternate view of elm and blackened stainless steel island.
Traditional face frame cabinets blended with contemporary cut-out and open shelving details.
Metal work detail on custom work table built for textile studio. Table top is cedar slab from tree felled on the property.
Site-built custom cabinetry designed by Roy McMakin for Cupcake Royale in Capitol Hill.
Custom rift white oak cabinetry includes doors and desk. Multi-step ceruse finish gives depth to wood grain.
Rift white oak casework houses both entertainment units and pocketing room divider doors.
Custom trolley rail and oak slab counter designed by Graham Baba for Rain Shadow Meats.
Painted back bar cabinet at Joule, designed by Heliotrope Architects.
Custom bathroom vanity made of rift white oak with a ceruse finish.
Custom end-grain butcher block, made of maple and steel, used as retail counter at Rain Shadow Meats.
Custom fir cabinetry, ceiling screen, and shelving. Half lap joinery used in counter tops.
Shallow wood sink created on-site. If you want this magic, call us.
Custom mid-century library wall.
Custom seating at Momiji restaurant in Capitol Hill.
Residential custom fir wine storage cabinet.
Custom residential kitchen designed by Olson Kundig Architects.
Tri-panel room dividers (in open position).
Custom insta-office: painted wood and steel (closed position).
Custom insta-office (open position).
Custom steel work detail.
Miller's Guild restaurant, custom booths, paneling, tables, and cabinetry.
Communal kinetic table at Miller's Guild restaurant.
Bourbon bar at Q Nightclub, custom curved veneered walnut.
Custom built-ins and barn doors at The Whale Wins restaurant.
Custom residential kitchen includes veneered walnut and marble island paired with glass and painted cabinets.
Custom solid ash floating stairwell, designed by Heliotrope Architects.