ABOUT US

What We Do
At Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker, we design and manufacture high-end, wood furniture and cabinetry, using resources and strategies that have been over looked and under-valued. Yes, we actually make it, in our workshop.

You are invited to come see it. We work directly with individuals and with members of the trade, offering our design vision, or adding value to yours with our experience and resources.

Our Story
Cliff learned and refined his skills "at the bench" from the talented professionals he has worked for in Los Angeles, Manhattan and Aspen, building everything from window displays, to sets, to fine cabinetry, millwork and furniture. His interest in wood, making and salvaging dates back to his childhood in Birmingham, AL., where he was surrounded by old growth trees and a tradition of craftsmanship.

In 2004, he ventured out on his own to develop a business in Los Angeles that promotes sustainable design, materials and construction. He partnered with his wife, Leigh, a graphic designer, and employs a growing, on-site team of dedicated craftspeople.

Philosophy
Life is short. Live simply—a table, a few chairs, a bed—the essentials. And make sure you love them, want to take care of them, and that you love to tell others about where it came from. Our furniture and cabinetry aim to evoke warmth, create comfort in your home and give you some peace. When the morning sun hits the swirling grain of the wood in one of our pieces in just the right way, you'll see a different angle, a shape, a curve you hadn't noticed before.

Accreditations/Licenses
As required of a California licensed contractor (cabinetry and millwork), we carry the requisite liability insurance and workers compensation policies. State licensing protects you, the consumer. We are not special for doing this, just following the law.

CA State License: 891103
1995:
Professional woodworking career begins.
2004:
Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker established
2016:
Cliff Spencer is now Alabama Sawyer
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