Handcrafted Specialists

About Woodworks & Design

Woodworks & Design specializes in a wide range of interior & exterior handcrafted products to fit the unique vision for your residential or commercial space. Based in Crown Point, Indiana we serve the greater Chicagoland area by delivering the highest quality in design, engineering, and materials on every project.  

Mission Statement

We are committed to designing and crafting high-quality residential and commercial finishes, furniture, and fabrications that far exceed our client’s expectations.

About Jeff : A Dream Designed & Crafted

For Jeff Nowell, founder & owner of Woodworks & Design, the idea for W&D was carved from a dream to design and craft high-quality, statement furniture pieces that people would enjoy and cherish for generations to come.

After graduating from Purdue University Northwest with studies in Computer Science and Architectural Design, Jeff began pursuing a number of entrepreneurial ventures and business ownership.   

During this time Jeff began his journey into woodworking. With just a drill, a circular saw, and a bit of garage space what started as a hobby and an extra source of income while his family began to grow turned into a passion he couldn’t ignore. In 2010 Jeff completely pivoted away from his prior success to pursue his dream of founding a woodworking company focused on custom design and high-quality craftsmanship.

Jeff takes an enormous amount of pride in owning a woodshop and having a team of craftsmen. The smell of sawdust in the shop and the joy of seeing a project come together still light a fire for him. He looks forward to continuing a legacy of creativity, integrity, and beauty in all they do.

Our Team


We were so pleased with our kitchen remodel, that we hired Woodworks again to build the kitchen in our new construction home a few years later! We’ve loved both our kitchens and would highly recommend Woodworks & Design.

Tim & Elizabeth Laba