I had been looking for someone to build a new desk for me for a while. I had shopped locally and also drove to Dallas and Kansas City looking for something. Nothing was really speaking to me. There was always something I didn’t like and with how expensive they were, I didn’t feel like I should compromise on the quality and style I wanted. I had sold my previous desk several months before and had a failed attempt at a custom desk from someone else. That definitely left a sour taste in my mouth.
In searching for someone new to build a desk and bookshelf for my office, I came across Wood Haven. They specialized in custom cabinets, but I figured it was worth asking if they’d consider making a custom desk and bookshelf for me. They were super fast to respond and incredibly accommodating. I gave them a write up of the things I wanted, some pictures, we talked about features, wood type, etc, and they got a quote for me. They were very accommodating with communicating through email, but we also talked on the phone and in person. Email just worked better for me being “on the go” like so many of us are these days. They were very patient and actually helped me make decisions about wood choice and other things. I really felt like they were as excited as I was.
I ultimately chose walnut for both the desk and the bookshelf. They were both going to be solid walnut with some pretty intricate trim and corbels. They put in a TON of work on both and it came out AMAZING! When they delivered, I couldn’t really find the words for how impressed I was about the finish, build quality, and just the whole look of both pieces. I couldn’t have asked for a better job. Yes, Wood Haven specializes in cabinets. But I would also consider them a fine furniture shop as well. Kalvin is a craftsman and is super easy to work with.
I was so happy with their work on the desk and bookshelf, I actually ended up asking them to make some cabinets for my laundry room. I wanted them to match my existing kitchen cabinets in build and color, which is a dark stained knotty alder. That’s the project that is under way right now, but I know what quality I’ll get after seeing the desk and bookshelf. I have absolutely no worries at all. They were fast and professional the whole way while also being friendly enough that you can talk to them like you already know them.
I highly recommend them for your custom cabinet needs and other custom wood working projects. If I ever need anything else done, I know who I’m going to.