A General Contractor with a Home Decor Shop? Please explain.
Our Shop is a way of connecting clients and other like-minded people with the products and art we create, simply for the joy of it. What does this General Contractor build in his "off" hours? Well, now you know...
We believe our Shop can provide you with a clearer picture as to who we are, and what motivates and inspires us. In laying it all out there for you to see, we hope you can feel confident in who we are, and our commitment to art, design, and this company we've founded. Whether through the products in our shop, or our design and construction services, we hope you'll feel proud to own an Able And Baker original.
Our Shop also contains work by independent designers and artists whose work we really enjoy, and we're proud to provide these artists the opportunity to share their work.
What's the deal with Shipping?
We offer $8.00 Flat Rate shipping, and ship via US Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, except on large furniture items such as the LP Room Divider or Maple Storage Bench. If noted in the item description, please contact us for a shipping quote.
Please contact us for a shipping quote on furniture items.
How can I avoid shipping charges on Furniture pieces?
Stop by our Ventura, California wood shop to pick up your furniture piece in person. Take a tour of the shop while you're at it!
Select custom furniture pieces may be available for pick up at our Berkeley, California wood shop location.
Why spend money on custom furniture and limited edition art?
Your purchase directly supports the artist or designer, and allows them to continue to develop their craft, or pay for basic amenities like health insurance and food for the family. Each purchase is an investment in an artist, the quality of their work, and the story behind each piece.
You appear to like the moon and space, but how do you feel about Earth?
We're quite fond of the earth too. We use sustainable materials and finishing techniques whenever possible. FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified woods, no-VOC paints, water based finishes... it's true, we use them. We've also been known to turn old things into new things -- like the time Josh turned a funny old desk into a lovely worktable for Jen. Or, there's the time Josh turned a busted out filing cabinet into a functional component of the wood shop's dust collection system.
I have a question, how can I contact you?
Give us a call, send us an email. We're here, and we're quick to respond.
I want to buy something in your shop, how do I pay?
Paypal and Google Checkout make it quick and easy. If you'd prefer to pay with a credit card over the phone, or with a check, please contact us to coordinate.