In 2002, after ten years kicking around the film business, John McDonald borrowed a friend’s empty guesthouse and started cutting wood.

Actually, refinishing came first. Stripping a piece down to its core and then putting it back together is about as good a way as any to learn furniture construction.

Time passed. The work got better. Our company grew.

Located today in Duarte, CA (outside Pasadena), Handmade specializes in fine custom furniture and cabinetry for the home, office and retail space.

Thanks in advance for visiting the site. Enjoy the work. We do.


Please direct all inquiries to:

323.383.2009 (phone)
323.660.5531 (fax)