Keefrider Custom Furniture is a collaborative workshop in Santa Barbara, California, owned and operated by Jay and Sirie Keefrider. Together we make it our mission to handcraft heirloom-quality furniture tailored to our clients, designed to be loved and lived in for decades, even generations, to come.
People often ask us what style of furniture we build. We tend to agree with the Dutch designer Anton Beeke: “Having a style is like being in jail.” One of the most enriching parts of being a custom workshop is that we are constantly being challenged to expand our aesthetic perspectives and techniques. Not only does this keep our work in the shop fresh and engaging, but it also allows us to use our broad range to work with our clients to create a piece that is uncompromisingly designed and crafted for each unique person and space.
The one fundamental constant in our work is quality. Every piece is made using the highest quality sustainable materials and meticulously handcrafted to an obsessively high standard. All of our joineries are custom designed and built using both traditional hand tools and modern, precision machines to create works of art that stand the test of time in both style and function. Our collaborative relationships with other local Santa Barbara artists, such as metal and glass workers, allow us to produce pieces incorporating a variety of materials for both ornamental and structural elements.