Who we are
Max and Ryan are both British imports who met in California. Max settled in Laguna Beach and Ryan in San Francisco although they frequently work on projects together. Realising that the weather was far too good to spend 8 hours huddled away in an office they decided to design and build hand crafted furniture and so spend 10 hours a day in dusty workshops! All the items are made to order, by hand in San Francisco or Laguna Beach. Since the furniture is made to order it won’t be delivered the next day. This isn’t Amazon! However, the good news is that everything can be custom made to fit your space and heart.
West Coast Woodwork uses beautiful domestic hardwoods such as walnut and maple, urban lumber and reclaimed wood. They utilise both machine and hand tools when creating each piece. Hand tool joinery allows for infinite creativity and results in each piece being unique, not to mention that hand tools are much quieter and much more zen! Perfect for the solar powered workshops. Working with hand tools slows down the construction process which is bad for the profit margin but good for you since it allows time for the characteristics of each piece of lumber to be taken into consideration.
Ikea furniture is great, but you’re probably not going to hand it down to your kids. That’s where West Coast Woodwork (WCW) differs. WCW crafts, they don’t manufacture! Each piece is a unique, beautiful and yet practical and is made to be loved and last a lifetime.