About Us/FAQ

We build and design custom cabinets to meet your remodeling dreams. We’ve earned our trusted place in the community through 27 years of quality design and service. Update your kitchen for your family’s growing needs, add a dose of luxury to a simple bathroom, customize a media center for hours of comfortable entertainment or create a home office that you can truly work in.  Our design experience, combined with our membership in the National Kitchen & Bath Industry, can touch every room in your home in a timeless yet fashionable manner. We can install every product we carry.  We know that professional installation with minimum hassle is an important component of the remodeling process.  At AMERICAN WOODWORKS, we install your new room ourselves if you so desire and are a licensed contractor as well.

01) IS ALL YOUR FURNITURE REAL WOOD?:
Yes and we have a wide selection of solid wood products designed for every room of the home, ready to stain, paint or finish your way.
02) WILL YOU STAIN OR PAINT THE FURNITURE FOR ME?:
We will finish, paint, and or detail your furniture for you. The price will depend on the particular piece/pieces of furniture and the paint or finish that is used…
03) CAN YOU CREATE A TABLE TOP AND CHOOSE THE LEGS?:
Yes, choose from a variety of shaped table tops. Beautiful plank tops made from 2” or 1-1/4” solid alder planking.
Tops are fully assembled and depending on the leg height choice are waiting to be turned into an end, coffee, entry, dining table or writing desk units.
04) SORRY BUT NO TWO TREES ARE ALIKE!!
Differences in color and grain are produced by nature in all woods. These natural characteristics create the beauty and interest found in all fine wood products. Only the artificial will be perfectly uniform in texture and grain. Real wood will show wide variations when finished (dark or light areas, knots etc.) nature created these variations and they cannot be eliminated..
05) DIFFERENT TYPES OF HARDWOODS
CHERRY: Closed grained and resists warping and shrinking. It will redden when exposed to sunlight and ages well.

OAK: Strong with good bending qualities, heavy, hard and durable. Finishes well and resists moisture absorption.

OAK sample

MAHOGANY: Fine grained easy to work, fairly strong, medium weight, reddish brown in color. Very durable and resists swelling, shrinking and warping.

MAPLE: Fine textured. It is strong and hard. Has moderate shrinkage and machines well.

TEAK: Hard and durable and resistant to moisture and rot. It resists warping, cracking and decay.

06) DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOFTWOODS

CEDAR: Fresh sweet odor and reddish in color. Easy to work and uniform in texture and is resistant to decay.

FIR: Works easy and finish well. Uniform in texture and non resinous. Has low resistance to decay.

PINE: Straight grained but knotty, fairly strong, work easy and finishes well. It resists shrinkage, swelling and warping.

REDWOOD: Light in weight, durable and easy to work. Has a natural resistance in decay. Used outdoor furniture, fencing and house siding.

SPRUCE: Strong and hard. Finishes well and has low resistance to decay. Has moderate shrinkage and light in weight.

07) CAN YOU DUPLICATE OR MAKE COPIES OF FURNITURE?:
We have a complete woodshop on site to take care of any duplication projects you might have.
08) ARE YOU A REAL CONTRACTOR?

Yes we are real contractors.

American Woodworks, contractor’s Lic.#B-548420
Kitchens, Baths, Work and Entertainment areas
We’ve been at this location for over 20 years.
Family owned since 1984

09) CAN YOU DO SPECIAL ORDERS?

Do you have an idea for a furniture or living space that’s unique?
You’ve come to the right place.
Simply email to david@americanwoodworks.com

We will need a detailed drawing or picture, include wood type, and all dimensions.
We will call back with a custom quote.

Please allow 1-3 business days for reply.

10) WORKSHOP PRICELIST

Shop hourly rate $95.00

Furniture Finishing Pricelist
Minimum Finish Charge $50

Standard Finish 45%
includes 1-coat stain/seal, 3-coats poly topcoat.

Special Finish 55%
includes cherry colors, black forest, white haze colors, includes 1-2 Coats of color & 3-Coates poly topcoat

Tabletop Finish 60%
includes up to 2 coats of color & 5 coats of poly topcoat
2 tone finish add extra charge of 10%

Example
Standard finish price based on $100 furniture times 45% equals $45.00

All work is done by our skilled craftsman right here in our workshop at

6719 N Figueroa Street Los Angeles 90042