Thursday, August 31, 2006

About Us

Mesa Custom Furnishings was founded by John McDonald in a friend's garage in Los Angeles in 2002. Located today in a two-thousand-square-foot shop in Duarte, California (outside Pasadena), the company specializes in fine handcrafted furniture and cabinetry with influences spanning the 20th Century: Arts and Crafts, Shaker, Asian, Mid-Century, Contemporary.

From tables and dressers, to armoires, credenzas, bookcases, kitchens and bathrooms, we at Mesa Custom Furnishings feel quality materials make quality furniture. The finest sheetgoods and hand-picked lumber are essential. All of our made-to-order pieces incorporate some form of traditional woodworking joinery such as dovetails, mortise and tenons, or lap-joints, sometimes a bit of each. Hand-rubbed oil/urethane finishes for furniture and sprayed lacquer for casegoods come standard. In the end, each piece is built to suit the client's specific need in a seemless blend of beauty, strength and function.

Enjoy the furniture. We enjoy making it.