Maker of Fine Furniture & Practical Wares

Los Angeles • CA • USA

Serious woodcraft from genuine human hands

We are a small shop in Southern California with a big heart and a passion for creating afforable custom furniture and woodcrafts.

We blend old-world craftsmanship with contemporary technology and sustainable practices. We enjoy working timber in the traditional ways your Grandfather would recognize as quality.

Bring us your ideas or projects and we'll help you create something wonderful. We are:

Custom Local Sustainable

We Provide a range of services

You shouldn't have to settle for mass-produced

Whether you need fully built custom furniture, help with a project of your own, or just to borrow some time with our tools, we're here to help.

What's New at Kraken

Farmhouse Sideboard

A commission based on Ana White style Farmhouse tables.

farmhouse douglas fir

Sat Jul 28 '18 @ 6:25PM

Stickley Sideboard

Stickley inspired sideboard featuring 3 drawers, 2 cabinets and a plate rack in Quarter Saw White Oak.

craftsman mission qswo kw-019

Tue Aug 15 '17 @ 6:25PM

Craftsman Mirror

A Craftsman style mirror using recycled glass and Festool domino for joinery.

qswo homestead craftsman

Mon Jun 5 '17 @ 6:25PM

Box - Mahogany & Walnut

Small mahogany box floating in a walnut stand.

homestead mahogany walnut

Mon May 1 '17 @ 2:23PM

On Sustainability

Minimizing the ecological footprint of your woodshop

sustainability shop-talk

Mon Apr 17 '17 @ 9:26AM

Craftsman Door

Pella pre-hung craftsman door in mahogany.

finish craftsman

Mon Apr 10 '17 @ 6:25PM


Matching nightstands in Alder.

table alder

Sun Mar 5 '17 @ 6:25PM

Oak Mallet

Oak Mallet

homestead white oak

Mon Feb 20 '17 @ 6:25PM

Beer Totes

Whimsical beer totes to use up some scrap wood.

homestead white oak

Fri Feb 10 '17 @ 6:25PM

Garden Fence

A custom layout using big box lumber.

outdoor redwood

Sat Nov 5 '16 @ 6:25PM

Quatersawn White Oak Mantle

for those chilly California nights.

white oak built-in craftsman

Sat Nov 5 '16 @ 6:25PM

What people say?

Matt at Kraken did a fabulous job creating the exact table we wanted for our new home. Thanks!

Sue Messer

What people say?

Kraken helped me finish some cutting boards I wanted to make. They have excellent machinery and lots of patience helping a newbie woodworker.

Kevin Reyes

What people say?

"Don't overly romanticize the role of the woodworker. Keep in mind that much of it is just plain hard work."

Sam Maloof

Why Choose Us?


We use real timber joints like mortise and tenon, dovetails and floating-panels. Our construction methods mean each piece is strong and sturdy to produce pieces that will last for generations.


From design to build to install, we take the time to know exactly what you want and how to fit it into your space and budget.


From precision hand-tools to modern machinery, we carefully match the tool to the task to produce efficient and long-lasting results.