About Us

     Bespoke. Indie. Authentic

Since 1989, we have been passionate, even a little obsessed, about crafting quality wood, upholstered and metal pieces using old world building methods (as our name Mortise & Tenon implies) that are creative, fashion forward designs.  Today the Mortise & Tenon brand is synonymous with bench-made, no assembly lines, no stapled-together production pieces. We use materials we can all understand like sustainable White Oak and Walnut and locally sourced reclaimed lumber.

       We began as indie wood designers in L.A.selling hand made custom pieces at the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market, Our bespoke, handcrafted furniture quickly gained a dedicated following which led to our first retail location. Since then, Mortise & Tenon
has been hand-building custom furniture with meticulous attention to detail for over four decades to L.A.'s  most discriminating customers as well as a wholesale division, contract division, and private label manufacturing for national brands. Mortise & Tenon has built for A-list celebrities such Prince, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Steffie Graf and Andre Agassi, Anna Faris, and Miranda Kerr to name a few.

Honest. Custom. Creative

      But our most remarkable feat has been our dedication to using old world building methods while remaining committed to the creative process of producing custom pieces. In a world dominated by mass produced, disposable product we are committed to creating well built furniture for real individuals.

                                           Serious construction.  Fun Process.

     Over the years we’ve built the gamut of pieces ranging from 4o foot dining tables to rope suspended beds, to refrigerated nightstands and seven flat screen wall to wall media centers .  We also offer wholesale,  contract design, and build for private label.  But no mater how extreme the concept, all our pieces are honest, solid and environmentally sound, and we’re proud that designers, architects and individuals across the country trust us to produce pieces we can all be proud to have as members of our family. So take the plunge, life is short…

 For all inquiries please email us at mtla@mortisetenon.com 









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