About Elwood Design Co.

At Elwood Design Co., we design and build handmade hardwood furniture and home goods that inspires joy, sparks conversation, and brings people together. Whether it’s an art installation in a coffee shop, a heirloom dining table or a custom work from home desk our goal remains the same: to add beauty to your life.  

We are intentionally not a high volume shop because we want to give the personalized care and attention to each piece we make to deliver the highest quality possible. When you are investing in a custom piece of furniture you want to be heard and to have input into the design and feel of what you receive. We allow our clients to be as active as they want in the build process.  This means you are welcome to come to our shop to see the build in process. You can have a say into wood selection all the way to the finish we put on top.

Family photo of Joel, Amy Elwood and their kid.
Close up photo of a custom coffee table made by Joel Elwood

Our Cliental

We work with both residential and commercial clients. Whether it's a custom dining table for your home or 50 dining tables for your restaurant, we are able to provide straightforward quotes so you can make the best decision for your family or business. Often we can get a quote to you within 24-48 hours. Lead times run between 6 - 12 weeks depending on the scale of the project.

We've also worked hard to establish relationships within the custom community to provide for the parts of our furniture we don't do in-house. That means relationships with metalworkers, CNC shops, leatherworkers, and upholsterers. If on the rare occasion we can't build something for you we can often give a recommendation of someone local who specializes in what you need.

Generally, our clients are coming to use because they know we source the best materials. Whether its a one of a kind slab with a story or just the prettiest walnut you've laid eyes on we will go out of the way to make sure you love the wood we build your piece from. We work with the range of traditional American hardwoods like Walnut, White Oak, Maple, Cherry, and Ash, but are also able to source exotic wood from outside the U.S.

Joel Elwood

Owner // Lead Furniture Maker

For me, Elwood Design is a dream in the making. After a history of working in construction trades and more recently overseeing large commercial remodels, I began making custom furniture on the side and found a real passion for making heirloom quality furniture. Over the last 8 years my custom furniture business grew and blossomed into a full-time company. We recently moved into a new industrial shop in Orange, CA and are already growing our team of craftsman and network of clients. Our dream is to continue to build the best furniture possible and create spaces for people to connect and gather in Orange County and beyond.

We are located at 1547 W. Struck Ave, Unit M in Orange, CA. We would love to have you drop in for a visit to see the shop.

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Joel Elwood wood-working in his home shop.
Headshot of Joel Elwood in his shop.