Custom Furniture and Cabinetry in Marin County.
Tomasi Design specializes in custom wood furniture and cabinetry for both private residences and commercial spaces. We also offer 3D computer aided drafting services. Our focus is on creating beautiful, yet functional pieces that fully meets the client’s vision.
How We Work
From our Marin County workshop, we’ll do our utmost to ensure that your customer experience is memorable and smooth. Give us a call and let us know what your needs are. Overwhelmed with all of the options? No problem, We can recommend an interior designer suited to your project. We do however offer some design solutions as part of the process.
Once a design (or even napkin sketch) has been made, we will quote you a price. Upon acceptance of the price we can set up a time for a site visit to take measurements and further discuss the details of your project. We”ll then create a drawing based on specifications, and will provide you with a proposal. We ask you to sign the proposal and send a deposit of 10% or $1000 (whichever is less as per CA law), and you’ll soon be on your way to enjoying your new custom cabinetry and/or furniture!
The Design Process
We work with exotic and domestic woods, sheet goods, metals, plastics, glass, and other pre-fabricated materials.
In cabinet planning, the use of CAD (computer-aided design) to generate sketches of the design concept can be very helpful; however, in curvilinear furniture design this tends to be less than specific, and can only be used as a starting point.
There really isn’t any substitute for seeing something before you as a 3-D object, being able to walk around it to get a sense of proportion and how it will fit in with your overall decor. Curvilinear furniture design generally requires a miniature model, full-scale mock-up (usually of cardboard or another inexpensive material), or both to establish proportions and geometry.
The process involves a bit of planning to ensure that your pieces are designed well, and hopefully, give you a lifetime of satisfaction..
Please contact us to discuss how we can help realize your project!
A master craftsman—My wife and I are homeowners in the Country Club neighborhood in San Rafael. We recently engaged Chris Tomasi to re-do our cabinets in our kitchen and family room. Chris took on this formidable job and did a thoroughly professional job at a reasonable cost. He is a master craftsman and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product.
Chris makes very precise measurements and is able to be innovative when faced with an unusual problem. We had an ultra-narrow space for our kitchen garbage bags, and Chris devised an ingenious solution which gave us adequate space. He also faced some tricky hinge problems in a corner of the kitchen, which he also solved to our satisfaction.
Chris was attentive to our concerns and brilliant in the execution of his tasks. We recommend him highly.
Ahead of schedule, right on budget—I had the pleasure of working with Chris Tomasi during my bedroom, master bath and dressing rooms remodel. He took my crude drawings and made them an elegant reality. His craftsmanship and attention to detail were evident in the finished project.
He always seemed to complete the pieces ahead of schedule and right on budget, and addressed any of my concerns and wishes. He also built a complicated curved molding for a staircase that had been left undone by the previous owners, probably because it was either too complicated or expensive to do correctly. Voila! It is perfect.
Looking forward to working with Chris in the future and would heartily recommend his beautiful work.
Solutions for previous construction issues—Chris was a genius when it came to our remodeling project. He deftly solved our finishing details of crown and base moldings, and came up with various tasteful solutions to dilemmas created from previous construction.
He designed and created an absolutely perfect built-in bookcase/entertainment center cabinetry that fit our space and equipment needs. All projects were completed quickly and professionally with the skills of a fine woodworking master. Absolute delight to work with!
Commitment, vision, utmost professionalism—I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Chris on several residential projects. Commitment, vision and utmost professionalism are just a few of the characteristics that come to mind when mentioning Chris Tomasi. He has proven himself many times over to be most capable and has always shown the utmost respect towards the client’s needs and requests.
His professionalism and in-depth study of plans are of the highest quality, ultimately facilitating the completion of any said project in a timely manner.
If you are looking for a committed and talented cabinet maker and furniture designer, I highly recommend Chris Tomasi.