Design Fab

A 91 Reviews

Founded 2009 • Angie's List since February 2011

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Hours

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

308 NE Mason St

Portland, OR 97212

Description

We specialize in modern and creative architectural interiors for your home or business! Unique design, quality craftsmanship, and a great client experience is what we strive to achieve with every project we do. Custom made entertainment centers, feature walls, bathrooms, kitchens, shelving units, custom furnishings, anything you need or can dream is within our capability, Were great at working together with our clients on a design solution that fits both their needs as well as there personality and style. Contact us to set up a free initial in home design consultation and see for yourself why everybody loves us and our product!...

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91 Total Reviews
Reviews by Rating
A Rated
73
B Rated
7
C Rated
7
D Rated
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F Rated
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01/05/2020

Terry was wonderful to work with. He was very communicative, professional, and always punctual. He brought some great design ideas and was also happy to implement my specific needs (vinyl album storage, creative cord hiding, etc). He was able to source and construct a beautiful wall to wall mantle made of reclaimed wood, stained to our desired shade. We also had his team install new tile around ou...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Custom built-in shelves around our fireplace, new reclaimed wood mantle, new tile, and a wall box to cordlessly mount a TV.

CATEGORY woodworking

COST $7,200

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/08/2019

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11/04/2018

Great! He was neat, clean and did exactly what I wanted.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Build cabinets to fit around stove.

CATEGORY custom cabinets, woodworking

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/16/2020

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10/02/2016

Terry Dote is a thorough, very talented designer. He worked with us in collaborative stages, staying patient & persevering while designing, constructing, & installing for 3 separate spaces in our home. One was a challenging, triangular opening along a staircase for which he created a combination of shelving, storage, & privacy for the  adjacent bedroom. The second is a floor to ceiling wall of ope...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Terry Dote of Design Fab gained our home storage space & so, more usefulness, by designing 3 different custom storage/display solutions for 3 areas of our home. Collectively, they are shelves, drawers, cubbies, & cabinets in a mix of woods & finishes. They are Fabulous!

CATEGORY interior designers, custom furniture, woodworking

COST $8,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/06/2015

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thanks so Much [Member Name Removed]! You guys were fantastic to work with, the results were some of my favorite projects I have built. Your art and beautiful home were also great inspirations!
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09/06/2016

He did a fabulous job starting with the design that I came up with. I had one picture but the design had to be changed along the way based on its placement. Terry was flexible and enthusiastic about all of this. I appreciated his professionalism most of all. He met deadlines and did what he said he was going to do. I think he even went above and beyond his call of duty in order to make sure the bo...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Terry built and installed a booth in our kitchen. 

CATEGORY interior designers, custom furniture, woodworking

COST $1,600

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/02/2016

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thanks [Member Name Removed]! Such a great Review! It was great working with you!
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09/05/2016

Terry was great from start to finish. We provided him a basic sketch of our idea and he dreamed up some awesome embellishments. His design added a back mirror and overhead lighting to the bar, a pullout turntable, sliding doors for storing knickknacks and our favorite part: pull out cubbies to store and flip through our records. We also loved his choice of materials, paint choices and attention to...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Terry built us a custom bookshelf/media center/bar.

CATEGORY interior designers, custom furniture

COST $5,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/01/2015

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09/05/2016

Terry was great from start to finish. We provided him a basic sketch of our idea and he dreamed up some awesome embellishments. His design added a back mirror and overhead lighting to the bar, a pullout turntable, sliding doors for storing knickknacks and our favorite part: pull out cubbies to store and flip through our records. We also loved his choice of materials and paint choices. We love the ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Terry helped design and build a custom bookshelf/bar/media center.

CATEGORY custom cabinets, custom furniture

COST $5,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/05/2015

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09/04/2016

Terry built us a corner unit to house our tv and electronic components that was in keeping with our craftsman home. His input was welcomed and his attention to detail was great! We knew with the drawings ahead of time what to anticipate and his collaboration was easy and fun! He built us a series of shelves and cupboards that angle underneath our stairs as a first project which was massive but he ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We have hired Terry twice for woodworking projects in our home which is a testimony in and of itself. We anticipate a third project as well when we are ready to remodel our bathroom.

CATEGORY custom cabinets, woodworking

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/01/2016

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09/02/2016

Terry and team were great to work with. Very collaborative during the design process, with an attitude of "yes, we can make that work." His estimate was roughly 60% of a competing cabinetry-maker. And the communication and install was as promised. Terry even came back to drill additional holes for wires at no cost. All in all, we are extremely satisfied with the final product, and would absolutely...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Customer cabinetry for a media center and books shelves surrounding our mantle. 

CATEGORY custom cabinets, interior designers, custom furniture, woodworking

COST $5,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/11/2015

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09/02/2016

Went great. Very responsive, punctual, quality work. Great ideas and execution.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Custom tables, new benches, cabinetry, face of bar (all commercial for a restaurant)

CATEGORY custom cabinets, remodeling, custom furniture, woodworking

COST $10,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/07/2016

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05/30/2015

It went well.  I did change the design later, but that was not his fault that I changed my mind.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
He designed and drew up a kitchen for my basement apartment.

CATEGORY interior designers, remodeling, woodworking, bathroom & kitchen remodeling

COST $90

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/15/2014

Services Offered

Custom woodworking, cabinets, built-ins, custom furniture, renovations, structural & general remodeling, play houses, loft spaces

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Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
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Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes