Custom Woodwork and Antique/Furniture Repair
Located in Pinole, CA. Serving the Entire Bay Area
Call 925.357.0538 For a Free Consult!

Modern Furniture

Old World Craftsmanship

Commercial Work

Antique and Modern Furniture Repair

Custom Traditional Furniture


Want To Make Something Yourself?
Come Learn To Work With Wood In My Shop

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Join a Class in Pleasant Hill

Come join us in a class with other students. Make your own cutting board, bandsaw box, lathe turned bowl vase or pen.

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One on One In My Pinole Shop

Get one on one time with a master woodworker. You will have access to the entire shop and all of its high-quality tools.

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Rent Shop Time in My Pinole Shop

You can come in and make use of the following in house tools. Have access to a wide assortment of high quality equipment.

What Clients Say About My Work

Nancy P.

WOW that desk is spectacular!!!

Naoko W.

Thank you for doing all the hard work for us!! You are amazing!!

Will A.

"It looks awesome. You did an amazing job Robert. Thank you."

Sue H.

"The rocker looks Great! Thank you"

Chett S.

"Very Pleased. Just what I wanted! "

Patricia P.

"I wanted to let you know that my husband is very happy with the chairs. We just redesigned our front porch and they are perfect for that space."

Sarah F.

The cabinet is fantastic. I am so excited about it!!!

Patricia W.

"Wow. It is much nicer than we were expecting!"

About Vallentyne Woodworks

Robert Vallentyne has been a “Maker” for 45 years.  He opened his first business at the age of 20 and has been self-employed 45 years in carpentry and woodworking. After retiring and doing a short stint as an ocean crossing captain of a large sailing vessel, he settled on woodworking in his retirement.  Wood working is his passion, and completing a perfect project is what gives meaning to his life. 

“Each project I do brings new challenges, in designing, executing, and perfecting each work of art.  Unlike woodworkers who open factories and crank out cabinets every day, or chairs by the hundreds, my mission is more humble.  One item at a time, with each one due the care and respect it deserves.   My favorite saying is ‘Just do it perfect, it’ll be fine.’”

Custom tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, doors, or smaller items like jewelry boxes, cutting boards, bread boxes, and children’s toys. Larger items like restaurant furniture or custom butcher work benches, recording studio desks, or art pieces – All of these things bring joy to him as he finalizes and perfects each piece.

If you have a favorite antique peace, Robert has all of the old-world skills to ensure your grandma’s chair or hutch is brought back to life in better than new condition while respecting the years that the piece has been through.

“I don’t do a lot of work, I am after all retired, but the work I choose to do, is all given my complete attention, and benefits from cherished old-world skills as well as cutting edge modern skills when they prove superior.  When I repair something, it is as good as new and can expect a life of many years of service.

When you commission a piece, I absolutely guaranteed it will thrill you.

That is my promise.”

-Robert Vallentyne

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