Bruce Abe is Signature Woodwork’s principle carpenter.  He has the unique ability to craft an extraordinary piece of furniture from a design concept.  His attention to detail is remarkable. As a registered architect, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Bruce on a number of projects over the last eight years.   The projects he has created for me have always been as beautiful as what I envisioned on paper. 

Bruce is knowledgeable and professional.  I value his vast construction experience and insightful ideas when designing.  Once the project begins, Bruce works diligently until it is complete, all the while, keeping the jobsite as tidy as possible. 

I highly recommend Bruce for all your woodworking projects. 


Lai Wee

Registered Architect


Bruce is a consummate craftsman.  He discerns design intent, anticipates its implications

for even the smallest details of a project, and executes the work with great care and

extraordinary skill.  His work is exquisitely precise, beautiful and sturdy. He is also fun

to work with, candid, and honest.  I will, without hesitation, seek his help on any future

project requiring finish carpentry.


Stephen Winter

27 September 2006


Without any hesitation I highly endorse and recommend Signature Woodworks and Bruce Abe based on meticulous standards of quality, dependability and genuine care. 

When we set out on our project, we knew that sourcing what we wanted was going to be a challenge.  I had seen some beautiful antique Japanese cabinets and wanted to design my entire kitchen around them.  Fortunately for us, our architect had seen Mr. Abe's work and encouraged us to contact him.  His exact words were, "There isn't anything that he can't do".  After having him do our kitchen and numerous other projects throughout our home, I wholeheartedly agree!  Now we look around our house and picture all of things we can have Bruce create for us! 


Mariko Yearn