About Us

Bridging the gap between design and craftsmanship.

Established in 1985, MW Design Workshop has been crafting custom installations and furniture in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. Our reputation is built on innovative designs, customer service, and mastery of multiple materials. We specialize in solving difficult design dilemmas and bridging the gap between architecture, engineering and craftsmanship. We work hand-in-hand with architects and designers, or use our own in-house design capabilities to create installations and pieces that are a reflection of our passion for craftsmanship and service.

While our reputation was built on our custom, free-standing wooden stairs, we have since grown to be much more than a stair shop.  Look through our portfolio for examples of our wide-range of projects.  From entry doors to 3D engraved window trim, to forged iron handrails and moving, mechanical installations.

We have a full-service metal fabrication studio and wood shop in house.  This dual capability allows us to flexibly adapt to varying design challenges, as well as reduce the complexity of projects needing more than one skill-set to accomplish.

We do not build disposable goods, but heirloom quality artifacts that will stand the test of time and someday become heirlooms for future generations.


Rich traditional staircases and painstakingly hand-crafted historical restorations.  Modern and industrial designs executed with precision fabrication.  Take a look through our work  examples of custom staircases, entry doors, and furniture.

See Our Work

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A small entry bench in western maple with blackened steel legs. This piece was inspired by traditional japanese joinery. ...

Another custom railing with in-house turned balusters and a monster newel post in mahogany. This particular project we did in the 90's, and we still get out to make new small pieces of trim and repairs now and again. ...

Blackened steel, smoked glass treads, ultra-clear low-iron glass guardrails, and stainless handrail all came together on this sculptural custom stair. ...

Textures in CorTen cladding aging nicely at @greatnotionnw. Even though their kitchens are closed, you can still support these great brewers by picking up some cans at all three of their locations, check @greatnotion and the individual pages for details and hours. ...

Contact Us

MW Design Workshop is glad to provide information, a design quote, appointments, or answers to your questions. Reach out to us using the form below or email us at [email protected].

P.O. Box 5759 Salem, Oregon 97304
OR CCB # 96061| WA REG # MASTEWI052R7