In Their Own Words
What our customers are saying about Sonoma Woodcraft, our wall beds, our furniture and our integrity.
Nicole and Greg Frees, Los Altos, CA
"We are extremely pleased with The Sonoma Wallbed, cabinetry and desks that you built for our office/music studio. We have had many friends over to check out the newly-remodeled house and your cabinets are always the focus of attention and praise. Their design is elegant and tasteful and they function wonderfully. Prior to finding you, we looked at other options offered by large companies and were unhappy with the veneers and quality of their product. We are thrilled to be able to work with a local artisan who was able to create a custom solution for our home. I always tell visitors the impressive story of how you never set foot in our house until installation day and the pieces all fit together perfectly, despite difficult bay window angles and other constraints."
-- Devika Brandt, Camp Meeker, CA
"You're absolutely right about me being "over the moon" happy with my Sonoma Wallbed. I am ecstatic. Not only is my living space transformed by having a comfortable, disappearing bed; more room to move, a table to spread out my work, and an extra bookcase, I have also just acquired a beautiful piece of art. Careful, skilled craftsmanship is evident in every inch of this gorgeous wall bed. It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to purchase such a well-made, highly functional, and beautifully crafted art piece. I couldn't be more delighted. I am sleeping well indeed!"
-- Loie Sauer and Dan Goldfield, Sebastopol, CA
"Jake’s Sonoma Wallbed is the perfect guest bed for our upstairs office. It’s beautifully crafted. We noticed that the support piece looked like a picture frame, so we put one of our favorite Alaska photos in it. Now it looks like a photo gallery. The bed is comfortable and very supportive, and before we had the wall bed, our guests had to sleep on an air mattress. My 83-year old mother slept like a baby on the wall bed, and it was a good height for her. I wish we had gotten it years ago. I recommend The Sonoma Wallbed for anyone who needs extra sleeping capacity in a limited space. Jake even customized it to accommodate our air vent system. He’s a master craftsman who takes pride in his work. It is satisfying to support local talent and workmanship."
-- Chris Powers, San Francisco, CA
"I’d been looking around the internet at different companies that make wall beds. The few sites I looked at were corporate, depressing and uninspiring to the point that I was maybe going to forget about the wall bed idea… but then I went to the Craigslist San Francisco site and searched for Murphy Beds and from there found your site. Thank God, a real person, doing real craftsman work!"
-- Bill Barrows, Hidden Valley Lake, CA
"My wife and I are completely happy with the beautiful custom Sonoma Wallbed you built for us. Especially unique is the fold-down table that we can use for projects when the bed is hidden. The craftsmanship and the wood are gorgeous and everyone who sees it is amazed. We installed a Sleep Number Bed mattress and it fits perfectly, its weight is just right and its hoses do not interfere with the bed as we move it up and down. Thank you so much."
-- Nancy Briggin, Fairfax, CA
“I just came across your YouTube demonstration and found your site. I just LOVE the improvements you’ve made to ye good old wall bed. I’ve been looking for a couple of weeks and everything looked the same to me. That is, until you showed the world your bright ideas on YouTube. Love the pull-out tables! Don’t even get me STARTED with the piston doo-dad.... Now that I’ve seen your work, I’ll never be happy with schlock. It’s like taking a nap on a Duxiana mattress you can’t afford, then heading over to a chain store for a reconditioned mattress at Bay City Discount Outlet for Discontinued, Damaged and Off-Gassing Bedding. Hah!"
-- Connie Caughlin, Santa Rosa, CA
"After many months of trying to find a craftsman to respond within a reasonable time... I found Jake! Within a few days, he sent me a very professional proposal and detailed shop drawings of my plans. The project was completed within a few weeks and my beautifully flat-screen TV crafted cabinet was delivered to my home right on schedule. I love it."
-- Maclain Wells, San Francisco, CA
"We contacted Jake with a rough idea of what we wanted for a custom vanity in our new bathroom. He was able to design the piece incorporating our ideas, help us choose woods and stains, and complete the project in a short period of time. Because we had no one local to help with the installation, Jake actually drove the piece down to us himself and oversaw the installation process. We are ecstatic with the strength, deep color and elegance of our new piece. Jake’s skills and craftsmanship are truly of the highest order."
-- Marcia and Paul Larkin, Sebastopol, CA
"Jake Pettengill is a master furniture maker. We own two houses in Sonoma County and Jake has done work in both of them. He built mantels for each one, one which included built-in bookcases, and in the other an entertainment center made with African mahogany. His craftsmanship is beautiful and product knowledge extensive. He is easy and comfortable to work with. We couldn’t have been more pleased."
-- Mason Turner, San Francisco, CA
"I am extremely pleased with the furniture! I can honestly say it turned out better than I was expecting and at an extremely fair price. I really appreciate your work, and can tell you put a LOT of effort into it. Thanks again!”