Some people are fortunate to be able to do what they love everyday—and also get paid for it! Jack Ward is one of those people. Ward owns and operates Three Pines Wood Co., a custom furniture company in San Diego.
Three Pines Wood Co. designs and builds customized furniture of all types, and in all styles for their customers throughout San Diego County. Ward has built everything form dining room tables, to bedroom furniture, to desks, to bathroom vanities. He says, “Some furniture companies specialize in a certain style of furniture, like Craftsman or modern, or do only one type of piece, like tables or mantels, but I love doing it all! I love the variety and enjoy the challenge that comes along with building a piece that meets a customer’s very specific requests. I find myself doing a lot of farmhouse-style furniture, simply because it’s popular with San Diego homeowners right now, but I never shy away from other styles.”
Not only does Ward build different styles of furniture, but he works with all types of wood as well. In fact, he has great relationships with several local sawmills and reclaimed wood sellers, which give him access to a large variety of exotic and unique materials. He has even been known to take his customers to the sawmill with him so they can select the exact slab of wood from which their furniture will be built. It’s all part of giving his customers a great experience, from beginning to end, Ward explains.
Another thing that sets Three Pines Wood Co. apart from other custom furniture builders in San Diego is the way in which they combine old-world furniture making techniques with modern methods and tools. For example, Ward prefers to use traditional dovetail joints when building drawers because of the sturdiness this type of joinery provides, but he also embraces using tools like CNC routers to create precise joints. In addition, he uses his CNC router to create intricate designs in some of the pieces he creates, such as the elaborate design he included in this custom wood gate for a Ramona, California couple.
Ward’s background is in engineering. Having worked with a company that produces parts for the medical device and aerospace industries, he has learned how to find the best tools for the job that will help him achieve a high-quality result in the most efficient manner possible. Ward has taken that experience and used it in his woodworking. He has found that sometimes, building something with traditional tools and methods is the best way to go, while other projects call for the use of more sophisticated, high-tech tools. Whatever construction methods he decides to use on a project, the end result is a custom, heirloom-quality piece of furniture that can be produced for a price that most San Diego homeowners can afford.
The customer testimonials that Three Pines has received speak to Ward’s attention to detail, as well as his focus on customer service:
Jack was very patient in working with us—listening to our ideas, and then making suggestions. It came out so much nicer than anything we saw done by any other builder. His work is truly a piece of art.”
Three Pines continues to be our go-to solution for custom cabinet and furniture projects. We highly recommend Jack for his craftsmanship and attention to detail, and his drive to deliver on our custom requests!”
Our entry table continues to serve as a daily conversation starter with visitors. It’s a unique piece that we never get tired of looking at!”
You can learn more about Three Pines Wood Co. by visiting their website: https://threepineswood.com/short url: