Handmade, Locally Sourced, From Scratch

Blue Collar Built is a small design / build furniture company specializing in minimalist and functional designs built using ecologically minded materials and practices.

BCB is part of a larger community of artists and craftspeople, working from a shared 4000SF studio/workshop located in Emeryville, CA across the bay from San Francisco.

A joint venture between Luke Austin of Oak & Wood and Joey Alvarez, Blue Collar Built was established with one simple mission in mind: to find a balance between quality craftsmanship, materials, design and price.

It would be our pleasure to assist you in developing & producing your... (more)

Ideation

We can assist in design and engineering as well as material and fabrication sourcing.

Drafting

We can assist in CAD and shop drawings using Sketchup.

Materials

We are a complete wood shop with lathe and wide belt sander offering the following services: Wood turning. Table tops, glue up and sanding. Basic lumber milling and surfacing. Finishing services include but not limited to: lacquer, waterborne, hand-rubbed oil. Licensed Dupont Corian fabricator.

Sample-Making

We can create samples from the following products: Dupont Corian, Abet Laminati and Formica Laminate, Any locally available wood product.

Production

We can produce small batch furniture and home goods.