Sonny and Claire of Distinctive Wood Crafts, do excellent work and our people that you can trust. The custom kitchen cabinets (traditional -cherry) they did for us are absolutely more then beautiful. We are so very pleased with the quality and attention to every detail. Both Sonny and Claire spent a lot of time listening to what we wanted, they directed us away from more costly ideas and truly gave us more then what we paid. At first glance you might think they are a little high on pricing, other cabinet shops might be slightly less, but it is worth ever penny we spent to know that we have cabinets that will last. They delivered exactly on time and finished when they said they would. Everyone that sees our kitchen...I hate (and love to say) ... are green with envy.... . If ever you are looking for a kitchen or just one cabinet, Distinctive Wood Crafts wonderful.... Ellen & Jerry
What Matters to us...
OUR CLIENTS AND OUR REPUTATION
When looking for a cabinet maker for your home, it is important to ensure that the product and service you are buying is the best you can afford and will add value to your home for years to come. We at Distinctive Wood Crafts pride ourselves on building every cabinet like it was going into our own home. Here are some of what our clients have said.
In our clients own words...
Sonny and Claire did the cabinet work in our kitchen remodel and we want to report that we were extremely satisfied with their work as well that they are great people to work with!!! "On budget" and "on time" is the best way to describe their work. We received their name from the lady that helped with the design of our kitchen. What we found was that Sonny is filled with design ideas also. As with any custom design, there are always decisions that must be made along the way. Sonny was able to give several ideas and helped us choose the right one and the result is a kitchen that we are proud of. As people, we found Sonny and Claire to be very likable and a delight to work with. The initial impression is "Austin Hippies" but they are so much fun to be around. Our experience was great and we have recommended them to others. Hopefully, your experience will be as ours is...Ginger & Joe
Sonny did a great job designing and working with us down to the last quarter inch of space that we had. Our white oak cabinets turned out amazing! I can’t recommend Sonny high enough...Jason & Nat
We've using Distinctive on two kitchens, and both turned out great, the wood veneers have held up great, and we love the quality for the price - especially since we have had a bunch of custom sizes and unique layout issues that only custom solutions would have worked, and Sonny worked through everything we wanted. It can take some time to work through the design process, but it's worth the wait when it comes to getting what you want....Ioverstreet
Claire and Sonny are really good custom cabinet makers, and people who are also really good at what they do. Their prices are reasonable - significantly lower than another quote I got, and their work is very, very nice. Sonny has helpful ideas about design and materials and is a stickler for quality. I am very happy to have discovered them. We liked them so much, they did several projects for us, a built in bookcase and china cabinet, A wall unit, and Master Bathroom cabinets and mirror frames,...Angela - Austin
When building our house, we balked at the price quote our builder provided for our custom built cabinetry. So we decided to head out on our own and try to find better work AND a better price. The first guy we found gave us an identical quote and had no real samples to show us... sooo that was big no. We were beginning to wonder if we should just go with the one that our contractor had recommended. But we found distinctive wood crafts (by googling, i think) and their quote came in at about 70% of the initial number! Of course we thought they must be shoddy, right? WRONG! Their work is top notch. We visited the AIA Center for Architecture to see their work. Pretty darn close to perfection. We were sold, and happily so....Will H
Distinctive Wood Crafts is a wonderful mom and pop shop here in Austin, TX. Claire and Sonny are certainly one of a kind and extremely talented. DWC designed our modern kitchen cabinets in our office and they came out great! I also have the pleasure of owning a one of a kind changing table that they built for me and my son. It's absolutely gorgeous and will last a lifetime since it is made of real wood and is simple in its design and construction. I would definitely recommend Distinctive Wood Crafts to do your next project..Elizabeth H.
As part of our home remodel, we completely gutted the Master Bathroom and wanted all new custom cabinets installed. We also wanted to include a custom built linen closet and frames for twin mirrors that would match the cabinets.Member Comments: We met Sonny through our general contractor, Pat Barnett (PJB Contracting.) Sonny invited us to his shop where he was very patient in listening to what we wanted, and helped us immensely in making decisions about materials, doors and the overall design of both the under sink cabinets and the custom linen closet. We knew we wanted the linen closet to look “built-in” but to also be very distinctive. Sonny came up with a beautiful concept for the design that was both amazing looking and very functional. We also had Sonny build two custom Cherry frames for our twin mirrors in the bathroom to match the cabinetry. It all turned out beautifully. Sonny was very easy to work with, punctual and professional. We would highly recommend Distinctive Wood Crafts!...Greg P
SONNY DID MY CUSTOM MADE EUROPEAN STYLE CABINETS... SONNY CAME TO OUR HOUSE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER WE CALLED HIM. HE OFFERED A LOT OF FREE ADVICE, FOR WHICH WE WERE MOST GRATEFUL. HE WORKED CLOSELY WITH US OVER A WHILE AS WE REFINED OUR IDEAS ABOUT OUR BATHROOM CABINETS. WE WENT THROUGH A NUMBER OF PLAN REVISIONS, AND SONNY NEVER COMPLAINED. HE STEERED US TO A CUSTOM GLASS MANUFACTURER IN NC TO MAKE OUR DOORS - EVERY OTHER CABINET MAKER WE CONSULTED TOLD US WHAT WE WANTED WAS IMPOSSIBLE, OR THAT THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED IN PURSUING THE ISSUE. BEST OF ALL, ON THE PROMISED DELIVERY DATE, THERE WAS SONNY IN OUR DRIVEWAY WITH THE CABINETS, LOOKING BEAUTIFUL (NOT SONNY, THE CABINETS). THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE REMODEL WRINGER WILL PROBABLY APPRECIATE THAT FACT MOST OF ALL. YOU CAN COUNT US AS TWO VERY HAPPY CUSTOMERS...RON & LAURA
Distinctive Woodcrafts designed and built approximately 15 feet of 7 1/2 foot oak bookshelves for an office, two approximately 12-foot wall units with bookshelves and cabinets for a family room and another approximately 14 foot wall unit consisting of bookshelves over cabinets. They built the cabinets offsite and delivered and installed them in our house. Staining and painting were done by another contractor.Member Comments: Excellent. Sonny came over promptly, gave us numerous excellent suggestions for how to do the overall design (and later for details like trim, door design, molding, hardware, etc) and produced a written estimate. He then produced shop drawings for our approval and finalized numerous design details. The oak cabinets were constructed promptly offsite and delivered to our house for staining (both contractors were very accommodating to our schedule needs and cooperated well to get the job done in time for the arrival of our house guests). The wall units were constructed, delivered and installed very promptly and professionally. The cabinets are beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The quality of work was excellent and the design suggestions invaluable....Larry K