About Us

Lake Tahoe Kitchen Founded in 1986 by Andrew Jacobson, Design In Wood specializes in the design and construction of the finest quality custom cabinetry and furniture. From assisting you in the development of your design ideas, through the final installation, our goal is to exceed your highest expectations of design, craftsmanship and service.

EmployeesWe approach every project with a passion and integrity that goes far beyond “getting the job done.”

The master craftspeople of Design In Wood, Inc:
Andrew, Scott, Kalia, Chris, Herb, Peggy and David

Andrew JacobsonUpon engaging Design In Wood for your project, we provide a detailed itemized proposal. In addition, project drawings as well as material and finish samples, can be submitted for approval prior to the start of construction.

Award winning designer Andrew Jacobson preparing project drawings.

 San Mateo KitchenWe work directly with our own clients as well as with leading Bay Area interior designers, architects, and contractors.

San Mateo residence kitchen, designed by Lou Ann Bauer, ASID.

Malibu ChairIf you can imagine it, we can build it. Challenging projects are our forte.

One of a set of fourteen dining chairs for a Malibu, California residence.

Detailed Desk Incorporating the strongest joinery with top of the line hardware, our work is engineered for generations of trouble free enjoyment. We always hand select our woods, using sustainably harvested lumber where possible.

Hand cut dovetail joints grace a figured cherry writing desk.

Employee with Altendorf Table SawDesign In Wood has invested in premium quality woodworking tools and machinery. Precision equipment allows us to produce the highest quality of work.

Design In Wood’s computerized Altendorf table saw, accurate to 3/1,000 of an inch.


InstallationWe install everything we build, guaranteeing our standard of quality. Our crew is courteous and respectful of your home and privacy. Customers have remarked that their homes are cleaner after we we have completed our installation than before our arrival!

Installation of a stainless steel and anigre kitchen, Healdsburg, CA.

Checchi PavilionBy drawing on our network of quality minded subcontractors, we can coordinate all of the elements of your project, including finish, glass, lighting, metal and stone work.

Checchi Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA.

San Francisco Dining RoomDesign in Wood is a full-service woodworking business, able to handle all phases of your project in an efficient and professional manner. From a single cabinet to an entire house full of custom furniture, the craftspeople at Design In Wood will create for you woodwork of the highest quality, designed to meet your needs and exceed your desires.
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