About Us


Our Mission


​​We desire to give you the best experience possible when designing and choosing your cabinets. We work with homeowners and builders

From the initial design process to installation, we consider ourselves guests in your home, and as such we will respect your personal privacy and space.

We strive to make recommendations that will fit your taste, style, and budget while always giving you the final word.

Joel, his wife Laura, and baby Temperance

Our History

We are a family run business and have been for 40+ years. John Steele started The Old Woodshed in 1975. As a family business John's long term goal was to pass the business down. His sons Joel and Isaac are continuing to maintain the quality and workmanship taught by their father.

Reviews and Recognition

"Behind Closed Doors, A Private Glimpse of Louisville Homes"


Homes that were showcased in the 2002 book Behind Closed Doors, A Private Glimpse of Louisville Homesexhibit our cabinetry. 

Courier Journal


In December 2007 our cabinets were features in the "Home and Garden Features" of the Courier Journal. Those same cabinets were featured again in the December 2010 edition. 

Hotel Imposssible


 Season 6 Episode 9 "WarterpanGate" filmed at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, KY. Our shop built a walnut live edge bar top. 

Our Affiliations

Building Industry Association Of Louisville


 For 25+ years we have been a part of the Louisville Home Builders Association.

Customer Reviews

We offer honest and reliable estimates, and we like to think we do it right. But, don’t just take our word for it--our customers give us rave reviews!Whether it’s our quick, quality, friendly service or the honesty and value we bring to every interaction, our customers love us.  We're famous for:

  • Timely, quality construction
  • Friendly service
  • Honest cost estimates
  • Beautiful designs​​

Customer Comments:

"Thank you for your good work on my cabinet doors. It made a huge difference in the kitchen"    -Shelbyville, KY

"Thank you. The outdoor table you made for us is perfect. We love it. We appreciate the craftmanship for everyone involved."    -Louisville, KY

"Awesome company, Joel and Laura are friendly, family oriented and the most hard working, honest people you’ll ever meet. They take pride in their craft and the results are ALWAYS impeccable. They’re staff are well trained and knowledgeable and offer expert advice and service at a fair price. The best cabinet company in the tri-state area!" - Google Review 

"You won't find better quality woodworking or better people for which to work with. From rough cut lumber to absolutely stunning end products! You will find that they come with both the reputation and experience to back that up. You won't go wrong if you choose to trust them with your project!" 

- Google Review

 "It’s been a while but Joel and Laura did a couple projects for me when they were first starting out together.  They and their work were fantastic!  Best quality and customization of any cabinet/furniture builder I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot as a general contractor." -Google Review