About Kent...


Fine custom wood cabinets, desks and offices, tables, seating, dining rooms, sideboards, buffets, chairs, beds and dressers, built-ins, bookcases, doors, mantles, jewelry boxes, toys, accessories, lamps, clocks, wood sculpture.

Kent OdellI studied acting at UC Berkeley and Neighborhood Playhouse School of New York City, later performing with Riverside Shakespeare Company and on various television soap operas, the deadly nature of which you may partially credit for a felicitous career change.. Moonlighting as a stage carpenter, I learned about The Woodsmith's Studio, and had a first (and fatal to my theatrical ambitions) taste of furniture making. I was fortunate to secure an apprenticeship with Sr. Juan Pomes, a Catalan cabinetmaker in Greenwich Village. After my time with Juan, I moved back to California in 1980 to study at the California College of Arts and Crafts, then worked in Bay Area cabinet shops before going into business for myself in 1983. I'm the proud father of Ashley and Nicole, and the fortunate partner of Laurie, who has an active hand in both the creative and administrative areas of Kent Odell Furniture. Consuming though my craft is (ask Laurie!), I also enjoy cycling, cooking, brewing, and playing music. And I'm building a café racer; I'll sleep in the grave.

Works shown at the:

  • Sonoma County Museum. Sonoma, CA
  • Arts Benicia Gallery. Benicia, CA
  • Kaiser Center Art Gallery. Oakland, CA
  • Norman Petersen Gallery. San Francisco, CA
  • California Contract Center. San Francisco, CA
  • Works featured in the "Custom Furniture Source Book" by Taunton Press.

Fine custom wood cabinets, desks and offices, tables, seating, dining rooms, sideboards, buffets, chairs, beds and dressers, built-ins, bookcases, doors, mantles, jewelry boxes, toys, accessories, lamps, clocks, wood sculpture.

 

 

Demi-semainier

Demi-Semainier

The drawers, hung on slender maple slides, have a most satisfying action

Nightstands

Nightstands

A top surface for lamp, clock, the reading you lay aside before sleep

Sheila semainier

Sheila semainier

Made from a single 2 1/2"-thick plank of ribbon stripe mahogany.

Ma Rousse Semainier

Ma Rousse Semainier

Always of seven equal-sized drawers, one for each day of the week

jewelry Keep

Melinda Garde-Bijoux

This dressing table was built for a client who adorned herself standing

Baghdad Theatre:

Baghdad Theatre:

This came in a dream!

Recession theatres

Recession theatres

This is one of a pair of little theatres commenting on the Great Recession

Swan theatres

Swan theatres

There is a boat in peril in the foreground of Hokusai's famous wave print.

About Kent Odell

For over 30 years we have designed and built custom furniture for private clients, designers, and architects in sleekly contemporary, Art Deco, traditional Chinese Forms, Arts and Crafts in the manner of Greene and Greene.

Fine custom wood cabinets, desks and offices, tables, seating, dining rooms, sideboards, buffets, chairs, beds and dressers, built-ins, bookcases, doors, mantles, jewelry boxes, toys, accessories, lamps, clocks, wood sculpture.

Get In Touch

Odell Furniture,
3001 Bayshore Road No. 10,
Benica,
CA 94510

Telephone: (707)888-77-88
Email: kent@odellfurniture.com 
Website: www.odellfurniture.com