Quality Custom Craftsmanship Since 1973
Custom Cabinets, Furniture & Fixtures Custom-designed, built from scratch, elegant and sturdy enough to outlast the house around them. We build everything exactly to your specifications. Learn More Historical, Heirloom & Antique Repair We repair all types and styles of historical, heirloom and antique hardwood furniture, cabinets, doors, windows,…
Our Approach We don’t waste space on a polished showroom because we believe our workshop is our best showroom. It’s where we spend most of our time producing the durable, quality pieces that we’re known for. Our Story For over 45 years Creative Cabinets has been under the ownership…
Living Room Remodel Mantle and Furniture This was an entire living room and den remodel that consisted of a fireplace mantle, new shelves and other fixtures. The project’s biggest challenge was… (more) Kitchen Remodel Kitchen Cabinets and Furniture Creative Cabinets built and installed new cabinets and furniture for our…
Creative Cabinets has been manufacturing some of the finest pieces of custom cabinetry and furniture for homes and businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our attention to detail is obvious in our finished products and scores of satisfied customers.
We can duplicate, redesign, retrofit, refinish, repair and service all hardwood cabinetry, furniture and any other real-wood pieces for offices, kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces.
At Creative Cabinets we only use quality materials and old school, solid construction that results in an extremely durable product that looks better and lasts longer than any press-board cabinetry found in big box stores.
We offer an endless variety of woods, finishes and looks that will satisfy any need.
This is a project that we finished in (200?) We’re proud of this project because it’s a beautiful example of the amazing results our manufacturing process produces which always starts with quality materials and always finishes with a satisfied customer. Here we…View Project Details
We built these (solid oak) cabinets and matching shelf unit with a curved cabinet face and finished them with two-tone color around all of the routed edges.View Project Details
This project includes a number of the customer’s items that needed to be matched and repaired. Here we…View Project Details
With over 45 years of experience manufacturing custom cabinetry and custom furniture, we have the expertise and ability to satisfy any project. From custom cabinet design and manufacturing to heirloom and antique furniture matching, we have the solutions you need.Read More >
Our most important goal is to satisfy each customer by providing them with the best service and product solutions. We ensure that each piece we design and manufacture adds amazing beauty, durability, functionality and serviceability.Read More >
We don’t compete with the box stores and their sparkling, press-board furniture showrooms because we don’t sell furniture that arrives at our workshop in boxes. We manufacture pieces that stand the test of time right in our workshop which we like to think of as Creative Cabinet’s showroom.Read More >
Cabinetry, furniture and other hardwood products made from quality hardwood materials (rather than composite or press-board) will last many lifetimes and can be repaired or modified as needed. In contrast the products that come shipped from big box stores with the cleverly folded assembly instructions are lucky to survive a move.
Close the cabinet door and look closely at the direction(s) the door needs to move. Is it aligned with the other cabinet doors? Is the door set too high or too low? Does the door close all the way? Does it leave a gap or overlap too much? Open the door wide to access to the hinge. First adjust the hinge vertically. You likely need to adjust all the hinges on a door at once. To make the adjustment, loosen the top and bottom screws, then push the door up or down as necessary and firmly tighten the screws again. …Read More
Yes, Creative Cabinets is as good as it gets. Jim is a real craftsman and is so talented in solving problems and creating useable space in the layout of kitchen cabinets. My wife is absolutely thrilled with the finished product of his work and the extra time and attention spent to make sure everything lined up and fit to perfection. In addition to their professionalism and attention to detail, the firm is one you can trust and depend on to do what they say and then some and we are completely satisfied with our kitchen remodel. Thanks so much Jim…
Jim is an artist. His work is impeccable and his attention to detail is unprecedented! Recently, I asked Jim to build cabinets for the bathroom and kitchen in my Eichler home in Palo Alto. Once I gave him the go ahead he was quick to get started. He was conscientious about my budget, and suggested storage solutions using existing space, consulted with me to make sure of any changes, and he was very careful to keep interruptions to daily life at a minimum. Jim considers your wants and needs, and he makes the project even better than you imagined. He…
Jim and crew did a bang up job with a bar and floating shelves out of some wood that I brought these guys really know what there doing I look forward to doing business with them in the future for all my wood needs
As a general Contractor I need someone that I can trust to do custom work for me. Jim has done a compete kitchen set of cabinets for a project in Atherton that looked as good when the house was sold ten years later as they did when they were first installed. Jim recently completed a set of file cabinets and floating shelves for an office. He also custom made a cabinet door stile to duplicate one on a broken door. After a custom paint job this door is identical to the original doors. Give Jim a chance to quote your…
Even though I’ve since moved 30 miles away, I went back to Jim and asked him to build a kitchen corner bench for my new place. I emailed him a photo from Houzz and dimensions that would make it fit my kitchen space. Jim did a fabulous job again. We are loving our new bench! Thanks Jim! (See the photos I posted)
Our beautiful white kitchen cabinets were custom made by Jim Samuelson 16 years ago. They are as beautiful today as they were when he installed them. There were intricacies to this work including a Sub -Zero refrigerator with a cabinet front as well as other custom details needed. We appreciate Jim’s work and can highly recommend it!