530.559.1486 edwelch08@gmail.com

Sustainable • Beautiful • Art

Creating beautifully designed doors, cabinetry, furniture, and interiors for over 20 years.

Large Scale Projects




Custom Designs

Reclaimed Materials

Quality Craftmanship

Precision Engineering

Timeless Details

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Dovetail Construction Awarded Esalen Project

 Ed Welch studied with world-renowned furniture artist James Krenov, who treated wood like it was treasure. Jim would scour through the firewood pile, grab a split log, study the grain lines, take it into the bandsaw, and mill out some outrageous, spalted drawer fronts for his current furniture piece. Treasure!

At Dovetail Construction, every project is a work of art! Every stick of wood is chosen and milled to complement and enhance the aesthetic vision of the project. Nothing is overlooked, grain pattern and figure is everything! Consequently, Dovetail Construction was recently awarded the contract to build the Meeting Rooms’ Entry Doors at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. Life is too short; woodworking is our passion; every project is legacy work!

Featured Project

Esalen Institute ~ Big Sur, California

Esalen Institute ~ Big Sur, California

Dovetail Construction, Inc.

PO Box 1375

Nevada City, CA 95959

License #887745