This photo of my son and I was taken during an outing to one of our favorite places, the north coast of California.

The Way of the Craftsman

I offer design and build services for a wide range of wood furnishings, from meticulously crafted one-of-a-kind furniture to custom cabinetry and finish work for any room in the home or office.

My body of work features curved pieces, hammered copper, solid wood, time-tested joinery techniques, and veneering with beautiful domestic and exotic woods. I work in many styles including rustic-elegant, craftsman/Greene and Greene, Tansu, and contemporary.

I have worked with wood for more than 30 years as a furniture and cabinet maker, finish carpenter, and contractor. My work is found in some of the finest homes in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Chico, and California's North Valley regions. To complement my real-world experience, I trained at the internationally recognized College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program under the direction of James Krenov who noted my "quiet, sure sense of direction and skill."


"Dan, tonight was the first chance I had to really look at the finished table. It's beautiful. Thank you. It's something my son and I will treasure for many years if not generations."
Craig S.

"In almost 25 years in billiards this is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully designed and constructed tables I have ever seen. A superb – and envy-inducing – creation."
Tom Shaw
Managing Editor
Pool & Billiard Magazine

"The new table leaves created by Dan for my antique dining table are beautiful. The hand beveled edges on the lovely red oak extensions replicate the look and feel of the original table. Even though the project was small, Dan's professional commitment to quality and attention to detail were evident. Many thanks again, Dan, for bringing new life to an old table!"
Lucetta S., Truckee, CA

"Dan Joseph is a very talented craftsman. He worked with us to find the right wood, quilted Big Leaf maple. He even ordered some wood samples from the mill to show us exactly how the chairs would look with our existing alder bookshelves and tables. Then, he worked with us to design the chairs. To make sure that the chairs would not split, he let the wood dry for several months before constructing and finishing the chairs. The result is an extremely comfortable set of chairs that we are looking forward to using for many years."
Harry P., Incline Village, NV

"Our table is the center piece of our family room and a work of art!"
Cindy O., Truckee, CA