About


Rivendell provides complete woodworking solutions for your home and business. As a one-stop shop, we offer superior services for every stage of your project. Whether you’re simply starting with design or finishing off with installation, our inspired team of experienced professionals can take your vision from conception to completion.

Family owned and operated for over 35 years, Rivendell has built a trusted reputation based on the quality and integrity of our work. Kanda Alahan began the business in 1975. Initially crafting exquisite toys and fine furniture, he shifted the focus to custom cabinets by the early 80s. The following decade he was joined by his eldest sons, Nandi and Jeremy, who became incorporated owners of the company in 2005. Together they expanded wood services to include millwork, modifying existing cabinetry and creating one-of-a-kind products.

Kanda has credited his sons with “being the driving force behind the growth of the business.” A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with an Arts degree, Nandi uses his knowledge of both aesthetics and the woodworking industry to combine form and function in Rivendell’s designs. Jeremy serves as the shop foreman, applying the passion and skills of a master craftsman to each of the impressive pieces he builds. Our talented crew is also comprised of employees specialized in computer technology and machinery, construction and finishing.

Rivendell’s work has been featured in books, such as Trends Perfect Kitchens and Great Kitchens, and periodicals, including Sunset and San Francisco Chronicle Magazine. We’re longstanding members of The Professional Trade Association for Cabinet Makers and Custom Wood Workers (CMA) and The PureBond Fabricator Network, a partnership of businesses using sustainable, formaldehyde-free wood products. In addition, we attend Build It Green meetings as part of our continued commitment to environmentally friendly products and procedures.

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