Out of Wood Designs is our go-to source for built in furniture. They did it all for us — consulted on the design, brought their ideas and experience, and worked with us to get the beautiful end result. They have completed many projects in our home, and were our go-to cabinet makers for every project. They have built the following:
  • Living room bookcases. I took an idea to them and they expanded on it and built exactly what I was looking for. This was a tough job because the bookcase was being custom built to fit a difficult corner of the room and needed to match the period of the house.
  • Bath cabinet. Again, we started with what I envisioned and they took it and ran with the design idea, giving us much-needed storage in a small room.
  • Dining room china cabinet. They designed an updated version of a similar cabinet found in a neighboring house. It's a clean and fresh take on an old design, and fits our room perfectly.
  • Kitchens. We have two kitchens in the house, and both have been done by Out of Wood. They worked within our budgets to give us a sleek and modern look in the small kitchen. In the main kitchen, we went all out. They assisted us with the design, and gave useful suggestions along the way. The results are two kitchens that any home chef would love to work in.
  • Bedroom closets. Storage was sorely needed in this room. Out of Wood was able to design built-ins for the custom shape of this room. They included a closet, dresser, upper cabinets, and a television stand.
  • Den. Bookcases, a desk, and a window seat. All done in warm walnut tones to make the den a cozy and comfortable room.
I highly recommend Out of Wood Design. From start to finish, they do quality work with superior craftsmanship.
Mary and Ellen
St. Petersburg
Mare and Ellen
We started with a simple sketch for an entertainment cabinet. Our sketch was for a cabinet about 7' wide and floor to ceiling height. It included closed cabinets on the lower part; an area for a 50" TV and open shelving above. We contacted Out of Wood Designs with nothing more than this sketch. Very soon after, they had turned our sketch into a design that met all of our needs. We agreed on a price and they began work. In just two weeks the cabinet was completed; they delivered individual pieces to our home and the next day they installed the unit. As for the results - we were absolutely pleased. These guys were great. They listened to things we wanted in the cabinet - we got everything we wanted. They also offered helpful suggestions and modifications along the way. The workmanship was beautiful and the installed cabinet exceeded our expectations. Finally, these guys are just delightful to work with.
Tom and Ron
Safety Harbor, FL, February 19, 2016

Tom and Joe have made quite a few beautiful pieces for us over a lot of years, and we enjoy each one increasingly as time goes on.

Our first Out of Wood design was a music cabinet (pictured to the left of the shelves here). Next came the shelves, which were designed with the other furniture in the room in mind, so there would be both compatibility and uniqueness. They have also made a table for our balcony (which perfectly complements the two Peruvian chairs we already had for that space), built-in-shelves for our den, and a magnificent coffee table, also pictured here. Tom and Joe designed each of these pieces, consulting with us about woods, our preferences, size, and modifications we might want to make. Of the latter there have been extraordinarily few!

In addition to these beautiful pieces of furniture, Tom and Joe also made us a new kitchen a few years ago. The cabinets, drawers, drawer inserts and sliding shelves in the cabinets have been a complete joy. Again, they designed the kitchen to be exactly our taste and style. And they managed the whole renovation project, so we did not need to find other contractors for additional components.

Finally, I must say what a pleasure it is to work with both Tom and Joe. They are extremely professional, considerate, tidy and quick. Their ability to “read” our taste and come up with beautiful designs to fit our decor is exceptional. There cannot be too much praise for them and their work.

Joe Dungan and Tom Jones are two of the most creative guys we know. We have worked with them on numerous projects over the years, going back to the days when their base was in Baltimore. At that time, they assisted us in outfitting a yoga studio in West Virginia with custom built pieces which they designed and built. Since moving their operation to Florida, they have designed and built seven pieces for our bungalow in Safety Harbor. Anyone who has attempted renovation of an “old Florida” bungalow knows that finding pieces of the right style and size is a challenge, as is determining the most efficient use of limited space for storage. Joe and Tom have helped with both problems. They have redone our closets, added shelving to our pantry, built a bookcase that fits the living room, and completely outfitted our office with a desk and attractive file cabinets/bookcases. The quality of their work is excellent. Of equal importance is the manner in which they go about it. These craftsmen listen to the client and design based on what the client likes and how he/she intends to use the piece in question. Their attention to detail is impressive and they cut no corners. They also work fast and could not be more reliable. We highly recommend Out of Wood Designs and would be happy to speak with any prospective client who is interested in the services of the company.
Ann and Margo
Safety Harbor, April 29, 2016