My name is Dave Span and I founded The Refined Craftsman in 2012. Originally from Ohio, I would often watch my father in his workshop on little odd jobs big and small around the house when I was growing up. When at my grandfather’s, I was always amazed at how many tools he had and the things he built. I was even more amazed that he was able to find any of the appropriate tools, as his workshop was an organizational disaster. I had always hoped to start my own workshop but unfortunately, I never had the time or space available until now.
With more permanent roots in Murrieta, CA, a larger garage (workshop/man-cave), and a loving, supportive wife and beautiful daughter; I began a hobby in woodworking, furniture making and general home improvement work. I decided to turn my hobby into a business. Realizing I needed more training, I attended Palomar College and studied extensively in their Cabinet and Furniture Technology Program, completing the Cabinetmaking and Case Work Furniture Programs in addition to taking various other classes in veneering, finishing, and furniture and interior design. Still needing more training I apprenticed at a custom cabinet shop for three years and became involved in all aspects of the cabinet and furniture making business. Most of my clients are looking for a custom piece from plans that we come up with together. Give us a call or email, and we'll start working on a design for you.
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The Refined Craftsman, 29188 Dentaria Way, Murrieta, CA 92563 216-269-1047 License #1011721