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)


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


We can assist in CAD and shop drawings using Sketchup.


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.


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


We can produce small batch furniture and home goods.