What We Make

Hand Crafted — Custom Furniture and Built-In Cabinets

Dining Tables

  • Farm Tables
  • Live Edge Tables
  • Pedestal Tables
  • Round Tables
  • Oval Tables
  • Extension Tables

Accent tables

  • Coffee Tables
  • End Tables
  • Entertainment Consoles
  • Media Consoles
  • Night Stands

Custom Cabinets

  • Built-Ins
  • Shelves / Bookcases
  • Hall Trees
  • Drop Zones
  • Wall Units
  • Media Cabinets
  • Laundry Rooms


  • Custom Home Office
  • Desks
  • Partner Desks
  • Standing Desks
  • Cabinets
  • Book Shelves
  • Custom Library


  • Headboards
  • Dressers
  • Nightstands
  • Custom Closets
  • Bunk Beds


  • Islands
  • Built-In Seating
  • Custom Pantry
  • Eat-In Kitchen Tables and Benches


  • Bars
  • Gates
  • Outdoor Tables
  • Seating


  • Ship Lap
  • Wainscotting
  • Board and Batten


  • Bar Cabinets
  • Custom Bars
  • Charcuterie Boards
  • Cutting Boards


  • Beds
  • Couch / Bed Steps
  • Custom Kennels
  • Feeding Stations
  • Water Stations


  • Benches
  • Built-Ins

Custom Furniture – The First Hand Way

Form and Function

Our commitment to beautifully functional furniture and customer service comes from our connection with our clients. We start by listening. It’s a simple thing, really, but the best way to collaborate, and create design solutions especially for you. With that foundation, we find the perfect  balance between aesthetics and functionality to create bespoke pieces that seem like they’ve always been there.

Locally Hand Crafted

All of our custom cabinets and furniture are handmade by the talented craftsmen in our Jacksonville Beach studio, and specifically designed to meet your family’s needs. The true value of custom furniture shows in the precision, care, and character in everything we make.

Professionally Installed

We promise to leave your home better than we found it.  That’s all there is to it when we install custom cabinets and built-ins.  We don’t cut corners, we don’t rush, and we won’t leave until you’re completely satisfied (well we might go home at bed time…but we’ll definitely come back).

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Custom Furniture

1. In Home Consultation

The best way to learn about your style and the unique needs of your family is to spend some time in your home.  We offer in home consultation to discuss your project and provide a price estimate under no obligation. We invite you to take advantage of our years of experience to explore the possibilities for your space.

2. Estimate

Once we have all the necessary information, we can provide a formal proposal with detailed costs and a timetable. If you are ready to move ahead with the project, we require 10% of the payment to lock a slot in our production calendar. We then schedule a follow-up to set about creating your unique design and discuss the particulars of your project.

3. Design

As your production slot approaches, we present 3D renderings, photos, and/or samples.  When you are happy with the final design, we are ready to build. Shortly before building begins, we require a 50% payment towards the construction of your project, including ordering materials. 

4. Build

We craft as much of your custom furniture in our Jacksonville Beach shop as possible so there is minimum disruption to your home.  We try to send pictures of the process while we’re working, but you’re always free to stop by and see our progress or just say Hi to Pearl.

5. Delivery & Installation 

All installation is done by our own crafts people who are trained to make sure installation is done precisely.  

6. Enjoy!

Most of our work comes from referrals or repeat customers.  Check them out here.

Throughout the process, we are available to answer any questions you may have. 



About First Hand Custom Woodworks

“Seeing a customer react when a piece of custom furniture goes from concept to completion is priceless. Except I have to put a price on it… because I keep buying all of these expensive tools.”

Based in Jacksonville Florida, First Hand Custom Woodworks specializes in custom furniture and bespoke cabinetry. From farm tables to built-ins to custom cabinets, bookshelves, laundry rooms, offices, bunk beds, kitchen islands and beyond, First Hand Custom Woodworks takes a customer’s space, taste, and vision and creates that perfect, one-of-a-kind piece they’ve been searching for. Each piece of custom furniture is handmade from solid wood selected on functionality, aesthetics, and price. The customer can be as involved in the process as they want to make sure that the end result is PERFECT. The whole point of custom furniture is to never settle. You get EXACTLY what you want to fit your exact space.

Contact Us for a free quote or to schedule an in-home consultation.

First Hand Custom Woodworks Team

Meet Our Makers

Brian Graves

A 3rd generation craftsman born and raised in Pittsburgh, Brian has been the public face of First Hand Woodworks since 2015 and he serves as our clients’ spirit guide through the magical world of custom furniture.  His unhealthy customer service obsession and passion for designing beautiful furniture that “makes the most out of a space,” are the driving forces behind what we do here.  Brian has a beautiful wife who tolerates less than perfect “test pieces” in their home, 2 children who wish he only made bunk beds, 3 on again/off again backyard chickens, and a dog named Pearl who vastly exceeds his own popularity.


Judd Dayrit

Judd has over 25 years of furniture and cabinet making experience and is, quite frankly, the only reason any actual work gets done.  He combines meticulous attention to detail with creativity and half a lifetime of technical skill to create true works of art that consistently exceed customers’ expectations.  Judd enjoys drinking apple cider vinegar, spending time outdoors with his dachshunds, Penny and June Bug, and playing with his grandkids.


George Cox

George is the only member of the team who can talk to robots.  We’re honestly not really sure what he does, but he’s always smiling and Pearl seems to like him so we just leave him and his CNC machine alone in the back.  George loves making robots do his bidding, fishing, spending time with his kids, and stealing Brian’s shirts



Pearl has never actually built anything but she is passionate about shop safety and has never met a pile of sawdust that she didn’t want to lay in.  She enjoys sleeping in the blazing hot parking lot, pretending she’s dead, and making large delivery trucks drive around her.  She is the only member of the team to take a bath in the shop…and also the only member of the team to roll in otter poop


Get in Touch

There are no stupid questions

Custom furniture can be intimidating… but you made it this far! Way to go! Shoot us an email or give us a call and let us know what questions you have. If you’re ready to talk about how we can transform your home with a little custom furniture love, let’s set up a free in-home consultation with one of our designers. Let’s build some stuff!